title. meet Ezra

from. Long Beach, California, USA

Ezra LeBank (ENGLISH)

 

Ezra was born in 1985 on Cerro Gordo Mountain outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon in the US. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Purchase, completed a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Playwriting at Smith College, and holds a Diploma in Commedia Dell'arte from Ars Comica in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Ezra is the Head of Movement and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach. He was awarded the 2015 Research and Creative Activity Impact Accomplishment of the Year Award. He has taught at The Juilliard School, Purchase College, Smith College, The University of Montana, and Vassar College. He teaches and performs across the world including recent workshops and festivals in Sweden, France, Poland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Israel, Estonia, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, and across the United States. He is recognized as a specialist in Acrobatics, Biomechanics, Contact Improvisation & Clown. His book CLOWNS: In Conversation with Modern Masters is published by Routledge, UK.

He is the founder and director of Bossy Flyer, where he creates and tours original acrobatic and physical theatre. His acrobatic theatre show Flight played Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2016 where the New York Times called it "Ingenious." Flight won the CRITICS CHOICE AWARD at the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival, and was named by the San Diego Critics Circle as one of the Five Best Touring Shows of the Year in San Diego for 2017. Flight was also nominated for BEST SHOW and BEST FAMILY show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and has received numerous five star reviews, Top Picks, and Best of Fest accolades. Other original shows include Extinguish, Fresh Air, Lemon Boots, Alice's Wonderland, Elements, The History of a Hand, and many others.

Ezra is the resident Movement Director for the California Repertory Theatre, and has directed, choreographed, and coached over 100 theatre productions including work with South Coast Repertory Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, the Wooster Group, PUSH Physical Theatre, and AWOL Aerial Dance Theatre.

He has been a featured instructor at the Israel Acrobatics Convention, Nordic Acro Festival, Philly Take Flight Festival, New York Acro Festival, AcroLove, Divine Play, MOVE Copenhagen, Helsinki Acro Week, Estonia Acro Festival, Contact Festival Freiburg, West Coast Contact Improv Jam, and the Poland Contact Festival.

He likes tea.

Ezra LeBank (SPANISH)

Nació en 1985 en la montaña Cerro Gordo en las afueras de Cottage Grove, Oregon, en Estados Unidos. Tiene una Licenciatura en Filosofía por la Universidad Estatal de Nueva York en Purchase (EUA), una Maestría en Dramaturgia por el Smith College y un diplomado en Commedia Dell'arte de ARS Comica en Reggio Emilia, Italia.

Ezra es el Jefe de Movimiento y Profesor Asociado del departamento de Teatro en la Universidad Estatal de California, Long Beach. La universidad le brindó  en 2015 el  reconocimiento   ¨Logro por Impacto en Investigación y Actividad Creativa ¨.

Ha impartido clase en la Juilliard School, Purchase College, Smith College, la Universidad de Montana y Vassar College en Estados Unidos.

Ezra ha impartido talleres en festivales en Suecia, Francia, Polonia, Italia, Alemania, Bélgica, Rusia, Irlanda, Inglaterra, Escocia, México, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Israel, Estonia, Canadá, Malasia, Australia y  Estados Unidos. Es reconocido como especialista en acrobacias, biomecánica,  improvisación de contacto  y clown. Su libro Clown, en conversación con los maestros modernos  fue publicado por Routledge, Reino Unido.

Es el fundador y director de Bossy Flyer, donde crea y gira en diversos festivales con obras originales de teatro físico.

Su obra de teatro acrobático ¨Flight¨ fue presentada en Off -Broadway en el teatro Barrow Street Theater en Nueva York, donde el  New York Times lo llamó "ingenioso." Flight¨ ganó el premio Critics Choice en el 2017 Festival Internacional Fringe de San Diego y fue nombrado por el círculo de críticos de San Diego como uno de los cinco mejores espectáculos de gira del año en 2017. 

¨Flight¨ también fue nominado para el Mejor Show y Mejor Show Familiar en el Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Escocia  ademas de recibir numeroso reconocimientos por los medios y la audiencia. Sus espectáculos originales incluyen Extinguish, Fresh Air, Lemon Boots, Alice's Wonderland, Elements, The History of a Hand y  muchos otros.

Ezra es el Director de Movimiento residente del Teatro de Repertorio de California y ha dirigido, coreografiado y entrenado más de 100 producciones teatrales incluyendo trabajo con Teatro de repertorio South Coast Repertory Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, the Wooster Group, PUSH Physical Theatre y AWOL Aerial Dance Theatre.

Ha sido un instructor destacado en la Israel Acrobatics Convention, Nordic Acro Festival, Philly Take Flight Festival, New York Acro Festival, AcroLove, Divine Play, MOVE Copenhagen, Helsinki Acro Week, Estonia Acro Festival, Contact Festival Freiburg, West Coast Contact Improv Jam y the Poland Contact Festival.

Le gusta el té.

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