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Eileen Standley

Clinical Professor, MY
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Clinical Professor, MY
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

Eileen Standley is an interdisciplinary artist working with visual arts practices, dance and choreography. She presents her work in performance, exhibition or installation settings, in both traditional and non-traditional venues. Her artistic research often explores a threshold moment before gesture manifests itself in the world of form – a meeting of the ephemeral and the material in transient time/space constructs. Recent collaborative projects are inspired by inquiry into aging, dance and legacy through a somatic lens. Consciousness, the metaphysical, and radically shifting states of body/mind are recurring themes of inquiry in her work. Informed by practices of real-time composition/improvisation, live art, somatically-driven investigations and collaboration, her work has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally.

Dedicated to education, Eileen has taught in the area of dance and interdisciplinary arts over the last 30 years within universities, international festivals, academies, and schools of dance, art, movement, and digital media. After many years of living and working in Europe, Standley relocated back to the U.S. where she now holds a position as clinical professor within the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University.

Standley’s work has been commissioned and supported by various international arts institutions, festivals, and funding bodies, such as Fonds vd Podiumkunst, Mama Cash, and Anjer Fonds (in the Netherlands), Centre Dramatic D’Osona (Spain), Full Moon Festival and Zodiak Presents (Finland), Contemporary Dance Assn. of Japan, The Japan Foundation, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Education
  • M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts: Choreography & Visual Arts, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 2017
  • B.A. Dramatic Art-Dance, University California-Berkeley 1981. Distinctions: Scholarly Academic Honors; EisnerAward in the Performing Arts; Phi Beta Kappa for Academic Achievement

  • Certified Alexander Technique Teacher AmSAT (2009)

  • Diploma from Media Academie in Hilversum, NL (2002); Fulltime course -Video content editing and theory (AVID, FCP)

  • Diploma SAE Technology College in Amsterdam, NL (2000) Fulltime course - Web design and Multimedia Producer program

  • Scholarship Bella Lewitsky Dance Company; USC Idyllwild, CA 1982

Research Interests

Interdisclinary collaboration; Realtime Composing/Improvisation in Performance; Experimental Choreography; Visual Arts (video, drawing, installation); Live Arts Practices; Somatic Practices

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 484Internship
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 531Graduate Movement Practices II
DCE 561Grad Creative Practices II
DCE 580Practicum
DCE 583Fieldwork
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 683Fieldwork
DCE 693Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 136Somatic Practices I
DCE 394Special Topics
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 560Grad Creative Practices I
DCE 580Practicum
DCE 583Fieldwork
DCE 584Internship
DCE 590Reading and Conference
DCE 593Applied Project
DCE 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 683Fieldwork
DCE 693Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 136Somatic Practices I
DCE 356Creative Approach Tchng Dan 2
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 560Grad Creative Practices I
DCE 580Practicum
DCE 583Fieldwork
DCE 590Reading and Conference
DCE 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 683Fieldwork
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 136Somatic Practices I
DCE 460Transition Project I
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 530Grad Mvt Practices I
DCE 560Grad Creative Practices I
DCE 580Practicum
DCE 583Fieldwork
DCE 590Reading and Conference
DCE 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 683Fieldwork