USF Jesters presents Keith Terry for guest artist residency

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USF Jesters presents Keith Terry for guest artist residency

(August 20, 2014) — The University of Saint Francis will host guest artist Keith Terry for a body percussion workshop that is open to performance artists, music educators, dancers, musicians and the community at large. Workshops will be presented from 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. on Sept. 15 and from 8-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the University of Saint Francis’ North Campus auditorium.

Cost for the two-day workshop is $50, with checks payable to the University of Saint Francis. To register or request information, contact Allison Ballard at or (260) 745-3107.

Terry is a percussionist/rhythm-dancer/educator whose artistic vision has incorporated music and dance for more than four decades. As a soloist he has appeared in such settings as Lincoln Center, Bumbershoot, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” and the Vienna International Dance Festival. His groups Corposonic, Slammin All-Body Band, Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble, Crosspulse Duo with Evie Ladin, Professor Terry’s Circus Band Extraordinaire and Body Tjak have performed around the world. He has performed with a wide range of artists, including taiko drummer Kenny Endo, Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin. As a producer, he has created five CDs and four DVDs for Crosspulse Media.

Terry was a member of the faculty at University of California Los Angeles’ Department of World Arts and Cultures from 1998 to 2005, designing and teaching a dozen courses on the relationship of music and dance, deep listening, synchronicity and timing and intercultural communication in the arts. In 2006 he conceived and directed the first International Body Music Performance Project for the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. He tours extensively in the Americas, Asia and Europe, where his body music performances and workshops are popular among professional performers and educators. He is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and the founding director of Crosspulse, a California-based arts organization dedicated to rhythm-based intercultural music and dance.

This residency is an extension of USF’s Jesters performing arts program for people with disabilities. The program is funded in part by the AWS Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point on online. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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