Ok, so I'm not actually a professor...(yet). But for one whole week this Fall, I will be a resident guest teaching artist at SUNY Potsdam!
Lori Russo, the actress I've long been working with on the one woman play I choreographed, Love, Isadora will be performing this work and leading courses in the drama department.
Me, I'll be with the dance students, given free reign to teach original choreography while taking over their technique classes. Oh, how I will run them ragged. Oh, the floorwork I have planned .. those kids won't know what hit 'em!
I will also (as I'd mentioned previously) have to lead a lecture / Q&A session. It's difficult to narrow down which aspects of my life are "lecture-worthy" - the first things that keep coming to mind are "save money. no, i mean seriously. save money now." and "go to your performance and production courses! you do need to know about dimmer packs and light focusing!" -- (to name a few)
I can only hope they understand that all journeys are unique. I'm no fortune teller.
This is a project we've been discussing on and off for a few years - I'm so happy to have it finally be a reality. I adore the department, the town, the breathtaking surroundings. It's been far too long since I've seen the Adirondacks in all their October glory. I hold the time I studied there very close to my heart... and what better reason could there be to return! For the dance!