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Actress to lead biomechanics workshop

January 14, 2003

Note: Due to the snow, the Biomechanics movement workshop with Kathleen Baum has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8th, from 2:00 to 6:00, and Sunday, Feb. 9th, from 1:00 to 5:00.

The department of communication and theatre and the Center of Excellence for Creative Arts at Austin Peay are sponsoring a two-day workshop in biomechanics taught by internationally known actress Kathleen Baum.

The workshop runs from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Trahern Theatre.
January 14, 2003

Note: Due to the snow, the Biomechanics movement workshop with Kathleen Baum has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8th, from 2:00 to 6:00, and Sunday, Feb. 9th, from 1:00 to 5:00.

The department of communication and theatre and the Center of Excellence for Creative Arts at Austin Peay are sponsoring a two-day workshop in biomechanics taught by internationally known actress Kathleen Baum.

The workshop runs from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Trahern Theatre.

Biomechanics is an approach to actor training and theatre developed by Russian actor, director and teacher, Vsevolod Meyerhold, during the 1920s and 1930s. Through physical training, a connection is forged between mind and body, to “teach the body to think.”

Baum has performed and taught theatre in the United States and Europe. She holds a master's of fine arts degree in drama and movement from Syracuse University, where she is also a faculty member in the drama department teaching movement, biomechanics, acting, play analysis and theatre history. She received the Meredith Award for excellence in teaching from Syracuse in 2000-01 and became a guest faculty member of the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre Center in the fall of 2000.

Since 1993 Baum has studied extensively with Gennadi Bogdanov, the leading Russian exponent of Meyerhold's work. She has been invited to work with Bogdanov in Russia, Germany and Switzerland.

The APSU workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, particularly concerning proper attire, telephone Dr. Sara Gotcher at 6259.