Graduate Faculty

Friedman, Jeff

  • Portrait
  • Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Dance Prog.
  • Department: Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Email: jfdance@mgsa.rutgers.edu
  • Tel: : 848-932-1384
  • Office: Mortensen Hall, Rm 109E

 

Education

Ph.D., Dance History and Theory, University of California-Riverside

CLMA, Certification in Laban/Bartenieff Studies, Integrated Movement Systems, University of Utah

B.Arch., University of Oregon

Research Interests

Dance studies, philosophies of embodiment, oral history theory, method and practice, site-specific performance, embodiment and disability studies.

Biographical Notes

 Jeff Friedman is a dance artist with national and international credits and a doctoral scholar with publications in numerous peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and oral history primary source data-sets. His research focuses on the embodied transmission of cultural knowledge, primarily through oral history theory, method and practice and the creation of oral history-based social justice-focused dance/theater works. Jeff is Co-Coordinator of the Rutgers Disability Studies Working Group and the Founding Director of Rutgers' Dance and Parkinson's Program, now an affiliate of the newly-instituted Integrated Dance Collaboratory at Mason Gross School of the Arts, serving multiple disabled populations through academic educational initiatives, scholarly research, and outreach and engagement through community and professional integrated dance.