Tim Cowart's Research Interests
Michio Ito is the 'forgotten pioneer' of modern dance.
Tim has spent the last decade examining the life, technique and choreographic voice of Michio Ito. He has been trained by
Kyoko Imura and Kumiko Komine.
He has performed Ito's choreography in the U.S. as well as in Japan.
He teaches Ito technique workshops and lectures on Ito's life, accomplishments and significance
As a versatile and intuitive choreographer he is committed to working with the connection between dancers and to uniting the motion of people from different demographics into moments of creative expression, joy, and humanity.
He has created works for
the stage and for the screen. He specializes in modern dance, contemporary dance, musical theatre and screendance.
Tim has been teaching partnering to dancers for 30 years.
He teaches Kaeja Elevations, a method of modern dance partnering where partners use a through-line of momentum that takes them into lifts that can be described as outright flying.
Tim is a Contact Improvisation practitioner and has trained under Steve Paxton, Alito Alessi, and Danny Lepkoff. He regularly teaches CI skills and workshops.
He also teaches the Arthur Murray's Method of Ballroom Dance in both private lessons and group classes.
Clancy Works Dance Company
B.F.A. in Dance from Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. in Arts Administration from the University of Oregon
M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Oregon
Kaeja Elevations Teacher Certification
Dance Ability Teacher Certification
STOTT Pilates Mat Certification
Arthur Murray's Ballroom Dance Certification
With over 20 years of teaching dance and running dance programs in colleges and universities, Tim has a broad range of experience and expertise.
He is available for consulting on curricular design, or guest artist programming.
He is available for teaching technique and theory coursework, or restaging historically significant works of choreography for new audiences.