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Ursula Neuenburg-Denzer


My urban futures

Alternative spaces for the Department of Theatre activities, and immersive performance spaces.

Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Ph.D., born in Cologne, Germany, is Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre at Concordia University, where she teaches acting, directing, and performance creation. Her research oscillates between somatic performer training, Rasaboxes, and the performance of space and place, particularly in the meeting of Indigenous and non-indigenous world views. As a performer /director she worked for ten years in Berlin then co-founded Richard Schechner's East Coast Artist in NY. She is a certified Rasaboxes instructor, and volunteers regularly at the Bread & Puppet Theatre. In recent years she has investigated Indigenous drama and performance. She is collaborating on a cycle of plays on Indigenous housing with Floyd Favel and Emilie Monnet among others, Attawapiskat is no Exception (2014), Dwellings (2017, with SSHRC funding). Neuerburg-Denzer’s forthcoming book chapters are “The Making of Attawapiskat is no Exception: Positions, Implications and Affective Responses” in: Staging Dream Homes, " Psychophysical Preparation for the Rasaboxes with Strasberg and Stanislavski." in: Rasaboxes Sourcebook: Theory, Performer Training and Practice, and “Building DWELLINGS – a collaborative Performance Creation. Telling creation stories during Montreal 375-Canada 150” in Indigenous/ Local Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance. 

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