Kelly Gotteman

(Department of Dance, Wayne State University)

Kelly Gottesman performed and created new work for Dance Projects, a contemporary modern dance company located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and served as Co-Artistic Director from 1994-1999. His extensive performance credits include performances throughout the US and abroad including Germany and Ukraine. Gottesman holds a B.F.A. in dance from Ohio University, and an M.F.A. in dance choreography & technology from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the use of advanced technologies in dance theatre performance including telematics (live Internet broadcast), interactive media, and processed video with movement in live performance. Gottesman's choreography challenges conventional performance paradigms by creating a kinetic and intellectual space for the viewer to enter. His unique movement vocabulary of subtle gesture and visceral athleticism reveals his passion for the world in which he lives. Gottesman currently holds a Lectureship in the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance where he teaches modern dance technique, choreography, introduction to dance, and courses in dance technology.