Bruce Walczyk

Bruce Walczyk
Bruce Walczyk

Chair, Professor of Dance and Movement Studies

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Bruce Walczyk has developed a unique approach that combines traditional martial art and performance forms and brings them into a contemporary context. This work has been presented throughout the U.S., Paris and Southeast Asia. He continues to create choreographic work blending these ideas with his current research in the martial and healing arts of Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Walczyk is making an informational and instructional video that illustrates some of these approaches. He will return to Southeast Asia to continue his research. Walczyk earned a master’s degree in choreography from the Univeristy of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in dance from the State University of New York at Brockport.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Dance Theory, Technique & Culture
Martial Arts & Dance
Advanced Martial Arts & Dance
Dance Performance
Senior Thesis

Selected Choreography

  • “Stickwork,” 2015
  • “Sigfried, a Tale from the Dark Side,” 2014
  • “Open House at Poindexter’s School of Dance,” Mulatu Astatke, 2013
  • “A Quarter to Twelve,” Richard Lloyd, Lucci & Cruz, 2013
  • “A Slice of Freedom or Schools of Fish,” Hanoi video, Mulatu Astatke, 2012
  • “Time, Network and Sacrifice,” Wendy Carlos, Talking Heads, 2011
  • “The Slave Trader’s Daughter”and "The Slave Trader’s Daughter: The Prequel,” Richard Lloyd, Oojamie, 2011
  • “Open House at Poindexter’s aka Master Pupu’s School of Martial Arts & Dance,” B-52s, Bruce Walczyk, Richard Lloyd, 2010
  • “RAFFO 2010,” The Bugee Bros., Nino Rota, Federico Fellini, 2010
  • “De Naga,” Mulatu Astatke, Angelo Badalamenti, CCR, 2009
  • “Nighttime with Mr. Man,” Angelo Badalamenti, 2009
  • “The Cycle of Branches,” Richard Lloyd, Eno/Byrne, Laurie Anderson, 2008

Professional Affiliations

International Dance Council
American College Dance Association
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources

Appointed to the Faculty: 1985

Educational Background

M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
B.S., State University of New York at Brockport

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