Mark Broomfield

Assistant Professor of Dance Studies

Brodie 163
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5983
broomfield@geneseo.edu

Mark Broomfield is a scholar/artist who has danced with the repertory company Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, performing in leading works by some of the most diverse and recognized African American choreographers in the American modern dance tradition that include: Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham, Eleo Pomare, Donald McKayle, David Rousseve, and Ronald K. Brown. He also danced with Houlihan and Dancers, Snappy Dance Theater and apprenticed with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Professor Broomfield’s research interests include: Critical Dance Studies; Performance Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Masculinity Studies; African American Studies; Black Diasporas; Critical Race Theory; Oral History; Ethnography; Western Theatre Dance History and Theory; Dance in Non-Western Cultures; Dance Education and Pedagogy; Dance Technique (Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Afro-Caribbean); Choreography; and Composition.

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Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies, University of California, Riverside
  • M.F.A. in Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fall 2014 Classes

DANC 100:
F/Introduction to Dance

    A survey of various styles of dance, selected from ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ethnic, and folk. Included are the historical background of theatrical dance, experience with dance technique and choreogr
    aphy, Labanotation, films on dance in various societies, demonstrations of lighting and costuming, dance criticism, and the contemporary scene. (Readings and attendance at on-campus performances or films is required.)
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DANC 265:
Dance Ensemble

    Development of proficiency in dance performance through rehearsal and presentation of various forms of dance. A concert is presented on-campus each semester. Admission is by permission of instructor f
    ollowing audition. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours in DANC 265 may be applied to a degree.) Prerequisites/Corequisites: DANC 101-104, DANC 201-204, or DANC 301-303.
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DANC 303:
Jazz Dance III-Stu

    Principles and movement techniques of leading styles of jazz dance on an intermediate-advanced level. Participation at dance concerts, reading and writing assignments, and video evaluation will be req
    uired. (May be taken two times.) Prerequisites: DANC 203 or an equivalent and permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
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DANC 303:
Jazz Dance III-Lec

    Principles and movement techniques of leading styles of jazz dance on an intermediate-advanced level. Participation at dance concerts, reading and writing assignments, and video evaluation will be req
    uired. (May be taken two times.) Prerequisites: DANC 203 or an equivalent and permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
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