physical theatre artist
About Jordan Rosin
Hello. This is my website/blog, which - along with my company's blog www.theumegroup.org - serves as my primary online platform for sharing research and ideas on the subject of ensemble and physical theatre techniques.
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I have spent nearly twenty years in the entertainment industry, first as a child actor in Seattle, WA, then as devout student of acting and directing at Syracuse University, and now as the Producing Artistic Director of a small, but fast-growing and widely acknowledged physical theatre ensemble in New York City. For the last two years, I have supplemented my income and expanded my skills by working as a full-time gymnastics coach in the field of early-childhood enrichment.
My greatest pride and joy for the last two years has been my company's signature work, Butoh Electra, an epic, dance-theatre re-imagining of the Electra myth featuring gymnastics, Japanese butoh dance, and spectacular martial arts. Hailed by New York critics like the Village Voice for its "commanding, physically impressive performances", this work was the launching point of my interest in physical theatre and a landmark in the development of my personal aesthetic voice. It played to sold-out houses at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2011 and at the gorgeous Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2012.
I studied acting and directing at Syracuse University, where I received major grant-funding from the Renee Crown University Honors Program to stage an initial workshop of Butoh Electra as the culmination of my thesis on ensemble theatre techniques. I have also studied with numerous independent teachers of butoh including Katsura Kan, Diego Pinon, Ko Murobushi, Joan Laage and many more.
Movement Coaching & Consultation
My formal study of the art of directing and the actor training system pioneered by Jacques Lecoq, coupled with my experience coaching gymnastics, has helped me to develop a knack for movement analysis - the ability to observe and understand the mechanics of movement and its implications for storytelling. Using a variety of techniques both ancient and modern, I am able to streamline, flesh out, or find alternative movements to bring any amount of physical storytelling into closer alignment with the vision of an artist.
For more information on Jordan's coaching and consulting, click here.