James Coleman

Professor of Dance; Five College Dance Chair

Modern dance; technique; repertory; dance composition/choreography; philosophy of dance; video dance

Jim Coleman is co-artistic director with Terese Freedman of the Freedman/Coleman Dance Company, which has toured to more than 30 states, as well as to Canada, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China. The company has been produced at venues such as Jacob's Pillow, Dance Theatre Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, the Salzburg Dance Festival, Seattle Performance Hall, and Dance Umbrella of Boston, and at numerous universities and dance centers throughout the country.

Working both independently and collaboratively as choreographers, Coleman and Freedman have received commissions from many companies and colleges, including Concert Dance Company (Boston), Danceworks Northwest and D9 Dance Collective (Seattle), Dancers Unlimited (Austin), Fusionworks (Providence), Chicago Moving Company (Chicago), and the Silesian Dance Theatre (Bytom, Poland).

Coleman and Freedman have received two Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and have been recipients of two Choreography Fellowships, most recently in 2003, as well as several special project grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Their company has been on the National Performance Network Roster and is currently on the New England Touring Roster.

Prior to forming the Freedman/Coleman Dance Company, Jim Coleman was a featured soloist with the Bill Evans Dance Company (Washington) and a founding member of Tandy Beal and Company (California).

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