Topic: FaceAge: Empathy Rising Across Generations
Location: President’s Hall, The Penn Stater
Introduction: David Gray
Moderator: Carolyn Donaldson
Andrew Belser teaches movement, voice and acting in the MFA Performance program at Penn State University. Belser is also Director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator at Penn State, a studio laboratory where artists and designers join with scientists, writers, philosophers and others to research and create artistic projects for national/international venues. He is the producer/director of FaceAge, a multi-media installation and documentary film, exploring aging questions in cross-generational interactions. He is currently writing a book The Performer’s Field Guide to Applied Neuroscience, scheduled for publication by Routledge.
Belser was the founding Artistic Director of The Gravity Project, a professional theatre company, international performance research center, and new work incubator. Belser’s teaching and directing career has centered on movement forms, voice/breath work, interdisciplinary theatre approaches, and solo work. He is a Feldenkrais teacher, and is a Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Belser maintains an active schedule of teaching acting workshops and individual actors in New York, Los Angeles, and other international locations.