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EDUCATOR

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Blair is a Professor of Practice of Acting and Movement at Southern Methodist University where she teaches a comprehensive performance making methodology and pedagogy based in African American performance traditions, called SoulWork. She is the first artist to become certified to teach SoulWork, and her expertise as a SoulWork instructor includes acting, singing, and community engagement, as well as a movement training focus. This movement branch of SoulWork focuses on building a kinesthetic awareness that allows for freedom of the vessel (the body) while exploring physical impulse from a state of emotional availability. Blair uses this method and pedagogy to facilitate community conversations, curate theatrical workshops within under-represented and marginalized communities, train practitioners and future theatre professionals, and create theatrical work within the professional theatre industry.

 

Through affirming Black artistic practices, SoulWork models inclusive pedagogy and creates space and opportunity for artists of all backgrounds to investigate cultural influences within their own artistic practices. 

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