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Philip Grosser

Mr. Philip Grosser

Professor Emeritus, Dance

Departments:

Dance

 

    • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

      Philip Grosser is involved in dance nationally and internationally as a teacher, performer and choreographer. After dancing with the companies of Martha Graham, Pearl Lang and Alwin Nikolais, Professor Grosser received a Masters of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining the Temple dance faculty, he was on the faculty at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, London. His modern dance classes synthesize the movement theories of Rudolf Laban with strongly physical, spatially intricate, dynamic design. They also draw upon his years of study of the techniques of Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Presented at such local venues as the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Grosser's work includes satirical, abstract, meditative and narrative dances for the concert stage.

      A recent recipient of a Dance Advance grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Grosser has choreographed and performed at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, the Yard in Martha`s Vineyard, Massachusetts and for American Ballet Theater`s Emerging Artists Workshop. Grosser taught modern technique, B.F.A. courses in choreography and composition, repertory, Graduate Choreographic Projects, and advised graduate and undergraduate student choreographers. In addition to his work as a dance artist and educator, Grosser is an accomplished ceramic artist.