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Lance Gharavi

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Asst Dir & Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Assistant Director of Theatre, Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Asst Dir & Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Asst Dir & Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

Lance Gharavi is an experimental artist and scholar, Associate Professor, and Artistic Director of Theatre in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre

An early pioneer in the field of digital performance, Gharavi specializes in collaborating with transdisciplinary teams of artists, scientists, designers, and engineers to create original and innovative works of media-rich live performance. Recent projects have involved research robots, architectural projection, social media, 3D projections, and planetarium systems. Much of Gharavi's artistic work focuses on intersections of art and science. His efforts make scientific research and history accessible to the general public, query the implications of scientific theories and technological innovations, and explore ways in which artists, scientists, designers, and engineers can collaborate to advance research and produce compelling experiences.

Gharavi's scholarship on religion, technology, and performance has been published around the world and in several languages. His work appears in journals including Theatre Topics, Modern Drama, Text and Performance Quarterly, Ecumenica, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, PAJ, Esoterica, and Performance Matters. He is the author of Western Esotericism in Russian Silver Age Drama (New Grail 2008), editor of the anthology Religion, Theatre, and Performance: Acts of Faith (Routledge 2012), and the translator for the special  100-year anniversary edition of Aleksandr Blok's symbolist masterpiece, Roza I Krest (Tsentr Knigi Rudomino 2013), published in Moscow. He collaborated with EarthScope—the largest solid Earth science project ever funded by the National Science Foundation—to write a children's book about earthquakes. His ongoing research project into robotics and performance, Ars Robotica, was selected as a Transdisciplinary Exemplar by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). He recently completed working with a team of artists and physicists on a project about the Earth's deep interior called Beneath, and is currently working on projects about the future of humans in space. 

Research Interests

Experimental Theatre and Performance, Digital Performance, Religion and Performance, Critical Theory, intersections of science and art.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 440Experimental Theatre & Perform
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 440Experimental Theatre & Perform
THF 497Senior Project
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THP 592Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 440Experimental Theatre & Perform
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THF 497Senior Project
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THP 519Directing: Works in Progress
THP 592Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
THP 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 504Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation to Theatre & Film
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THP 494Special Topics
HDA 494Special Topics
DCE 494Special Topics
SES 494Special Topics
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
THP 598Special Topics
DCE 598Special Topics
SES 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 440Experimental Theatre & Perform
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation to Theatre & Film
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THE 440Experimental Theatre & Perform
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 160Introduction to Storytelling
THP 519Directing: Works in Progress
THE 590Reading and Conference
THE 790Reading and Conference