Leslie Felbain

Education/Training:

Ecole Jacques Lecoq and Atelier Serge Martin - Paris, France 1978-1981; Alexander Training Institute Teacher Certification 1991; B.S. Dance and Anatomy 1975 University of Wisconsin; Kabuki & Noh Theatre AC Scott, Augusto Boal, Monika Pagneaux Workshops with Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Theatre Lab, Theatre du Soleil, Peter Brook, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Upledger Institute Certification 2000.

The Human Capacity

Set in East Berlin, both before and after the fall of the Wall, The Human Capacity follows the journey of a Stasi officer as he seeks redemption from the woman whose life he shattered. Both torturer and victim find themselves caught in a struggle to reconcile the horrors of their past with their hopes for the future. The play is a searing look into a society and a family in turmoil, and an exploration of the human capacity for cruelty, perseverance and forgiveness.

UMoves

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists. The program includes original works created and/ or performed by undergraduate students majoring in dance as they are finding their choreographic voice and vision, plus new works developed throughout the year by guest choreographers.

Baltimore

Baltimore by Kristen Greenidge is a contemporary story about the loss of innocence and the coming of age of a student forced to encounter the social ramifications of difference and her own cultural relevance. Baltimore is a Big Ten Theatre Consortium’s New Play Initiative for women playwrights.

Tartuffe

First performed in 1669, Tartuffe is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies explores how Molière’s brilliant portrait of corruption mirrors contemporary themes in religion, politics, duplicity and extremism, as relevant in the 17th century as today.

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