About the Festival of the Moving Body

about pageThe 2014 Festival of the Moving Body will be held October 16 and 17, 2014 at Stony Brook Universityʼs Charles B. Wang Center.

October 16, 2014: Opening Keynote; Sessions, Workshops and Panels, An Open Forum for Discussion and an Evening Performance

October 17, 2014: Opening Keynote Panel; Sessions, Workshops and Panels, Closing Keynote, and the Moving Body Film Series

Amy Yopp Sullivan
Founder and Executive Director, The Festival of the Moving Body

Amy Yopp Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Dance and Somatics at Stony Book University and is Founding Director of The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning. Sullivan choreographs original dance/theatre works, develops interdisciplinary research projects and performance collaborations, and creates film/media/movement projects. Sullivan founded the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University in January 2009, creating the vision and scope for the new interdisciplinary center. She has developed and directed the Dance Program at Stony Brook University since 1986. She develops her creative research through her resident company at the Center, Ironworks on the Edge. In addition to her university work, she serves as a consultant for business, industry, education, and private clients in the community.

Randy ThomasAssistant Director

Randy has served as the Interim Director for the Academic Advising Center and was the former Coordinator for the International Studies minor. In addition, he was the Coordinator for the campus-wide Mentor Program 1995--2000. At present, Randy coordinates the Advising Linkage Initiative that pairs an academic advisor with a faculty advisor to promote a better working relationship between the Advising Center and the academic departments. Randy also provides administrative support for The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning and teaches DAN 102- Introduction for World Dance Cultures each semester. In joint partnership with the Orientation & Family Programs office, Randy coordinates the academic advising portion for New Student Orientations for Transfer students. Randy has served as the Director for Interdisciplinary Arts for the Living Learning Centers housed in Greely College. To gain a better understanding of the undergraduate experience, Randy has served on the Undergraduate Council and was co-chair for the 2007-2008 academic year and is a permanent member of the Academic Judiciary Committee. Randy's former duty was as academic reviewer for the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Stony Brook Chapter. Randy's tenure at Stony Brook has afforded him the opportunity to work within the academic and administrative arenas , working with staff, faculty and students.

David Ullman, Founder and Program Manager at the Charles B Wang Center

David is the Production Manager for the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, and one of the founders of the Festival of the Moving Body. He occasionally takes on "fun" projects for WHOI and EKovacs Productions. He designs lighting for theatrical and video productions throughout the Tri-state region; and is the Resident Lighting Designer for Red Monkey Theatre Group.

For further information about the Festival, please contact

Colleen Wallahora, Administrative Assistant


About Stony Brook University

The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning

 Photography and recording of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Upcoming Festival 2014 at Stony Brook University

October 16 and 17, 2014 

Welcoming Remarks: Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Joan Frosch, PhD

Director Center for World Arts

University of Florida, Gainesville



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The Festival of the Moving Body • Stony Brook University
Phone: 631.632.3005

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