MOVEment direction. physical storytelling.
Ezra LeBank is the Head of Movement and Professor of Theatre Arts at California State University Long Beach. He is the resident Movement Director for California Repertory Company, the Artistic Director of Bossy Flyer Physical Theatre, and has coached & choreographed movement including fights, acrobatics, physical comedy, and intimacy for over 100 theatre productions across the country since 2006.
He is a global leader in theatrical movement education, regularly contributing to Digital Theatre Plus (UK) through articles and seminars, and presenting workshops and seminars worldwide in physical theatre, contact improvisation, acrobatics, and clown. His book CLOWNS is published by Routledge (UK).
A sample of companies and universities he's worked with include Frantic Assembly (UK), Pilobolus, PUSH Physical Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company (ISR), AWOL Aerial Dance, The Juilliard School, University of California Santa Barbara, The Victorian College of the Arts (AUS), Vassar College/Powerhouse Theatre, Israel Acrobatics Convention, International Contact Festival Freiburg, Australia Partner Acrobatics Convention, Nordic Acrobatics Festival, MOVE Copenhagen, New York Acrobatics Festival, Poland Contact Festival, European Contact Improvisation Teachers Exchange, Seattle Festival for Dance Improvisation, and many more.
Ezra lives in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. He is available in the Los Angeles area, and by arrangement nationally and internationally.
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