Original performance, developed through improvisation, has been the foundation of Stephen Clorfeine‘s 35 years as a performer, director, and teacher. He studied improvisation with Barbara Dilley, one of the early members of Merce Cunningham’s company, and writing and poetics with Allen Ginsberg, Diane DiPrima, Ted Berrigan and a host of New York and California writers gathered at The Naropa Institute.While performing improvised work, he met Meredith Monk and became a member of her company for 12 years, performing and teaching in the U.S. and Europe. At the same time he joined Ping Chong’s Fiji Company, also performing and teaching in Europe and the U.S. From 1977 on, he’s created his own work, using physical theater as a base for introducing text, film, and characters. Collaborations include musicians Jerry Granelli, Steve Gorn, and Jay Clayton; actors/dancers Lanny Harrison, Arawana Hayashi, Brenda Bufalino, Wendell Beavers.
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