Theatre Program’s Francis Anne Cannon Artist-In-Residence, will perform his solo play Timepiece on Tuesday, March 29th at 8 p.m. in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. Stein is widely regarded as a pioneering artist who changed mime into movement performance. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.
Timepiece deals with the passage of time in the life of a man, and how conflict and power and subsequently, joy and love emerge from time's progression. The objects on stage are translated from their everyday uses into idealistic symbols. A chair, for example, is no longer just to sit on, but rather an image support and strength. This performance is visual music with a beginning, middle and an end.
Barton Wimble of the New York Daily News writes: "Perhaps a handful of times can a critic sit in a theatre and in the space of a mere hour see a performer change the entire course of an established art form, but that is precisely what happened when Daniel Stein opened the Dance Theatre Workshop's 'New Mime Series.'"
Sylvie Drake of the Los Angeles Times hails Timepiece as: "One of those rare revelatory experiences one waits for in the theatre."
Daniel Stein is Projects Director of The Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre where he also teaches "Generating New Material" and "Poetic Dynamics." After studying in the Professional Actors Training Program at Carnegie-Mellon University, Stein studied in Paris with Etienne Decroux, and started his professional career as an actor with the French National Theatre. His solo performances have toured in more than 25 countries, and he has taught master classes throughout the world at institutions such as Juilliard and The Institute of Dramatic Arts in Tokyo. Stein has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States/Japan Commission, the Pew Charitable Trust, and has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.