Carlos Funn

Dance Performance and Scholarship
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Carlos Funn is a dancer, drummer, photographer and film artist from Richmond, Va, who received his MFA in Screen Dance from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. His background in dance includes inner-city dance styles (Hip-hop), House, African, Capoeira, Tiger & Crane Kung fu, Aikido, Kali in addition to training in modern dance and Ballet. Funn has twice received scholarships to attend The American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, North Carolina. Funn has worked with choreographers such as Maia Claire Garrison, Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown and National Medals of Arts recipient Ralph Lemon on his Geography Project Africa & Asia. Funn's current work involves multidisciplinary experiments centered around dance, film and sound installation.  Funn is also co-founder of the dance film festival in partnership with dance and filmmaker Marcus White.


Coming to the University of Maryland, Funn seeks to engage the students of the Dance Department and School of Music to create a work for the Faculty concert. Funn will activate his ensemble to be visual protagonist and provocateurs in what he calls a socially conscience cabaret.