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The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance Book Cover The Making of MARATHON 33 (M33)
by Tomé Cousin

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The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance Book Cover The Physical Theatre Project (1990 – 1997)
by Tomé Cousin

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The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance Book Cover MAKING CONTACT:
Adventures In Staging A Broadway Musical Around The Globe

by Tomé Cousin

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The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance Book Cover THE FRANKLIN PROJECT: Interviews, Essays and Articles on Diversity and Non-Traditional Casting for Theatre Performance
by Tomé Cousin

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A theatre performance collection of essays and articles on diversity and non-traditional casting for the 2015/2016 season.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Choreographer Tome Cousin gathers testimonials to combat tokenism in theater
"Tome Cousin recalled a young actor talking about being the token person of color at a final callback for a Broadway show and how the story struck a chord deep in his own experience — with an exception being that instead of “a token,” he thought of himself as the 'Franklin' in the room. Franklin was the one African-American character in the 'Peanuts' comic strip."
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BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
Broadwayworld Dance - May 26, 2016
By Barnett Serchuk

Tomé Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

BWW Dance recently sat down to interview Mr. Cousin. ...Read the full article

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Behind ‘Hamilton’s’ Moves, a Man Inspired by ‘The Matrix’
Andy Blankenbuehler, nominated for a Tony for ‘Hamilton,’ is now busy with the coming revival of ‘Cats’
The Wall Street Journal - May 23, 2016
By Pia Catton

"It’s more about the motivation than the actual step," said Tomé Cousin, an associate professor of dance in the drama department of Carnegie Mellon University who trains actors on their movement. "What Andy has done, and only a few choreographers do, is integrate storytelling so that it is all part of the same system." ...Read the full article

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SDC journalSDC Journal Winter 2014
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society


What show made you fall in love with theatre?

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LuigiA dance legend and his game-changing style are still
jazzing up dancers’ lives

Dance Studio Life - December 2012
By Joshua Bartlett

A focus on teaching
One of the most valuable aspects of Luigi’s technique is its adaptability to all types of students. “You can be at a beginner level and you can advance instantly; it’s like an introduction to jazz," says Cousin. "For an advanced dancer there’s always something to work on—you can polish your style." It also, he says, "has a rehabilitative quality at its core that others do not have. Luigi’s technique is meant to strengthen. There are other techniques that are meant to enable coordination, but not necessarily strengthen."
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Luigi: past, present, future
"Luigi’s technique provides a good basis and a springboard for other styles and techniques," says Cousin. He first studied with Luigi in 1971, when he was 11, and returned to train with the master at his studio in 2008; in between he studied with Luigi-trained teachers at Point Park College. "You’ve got the foundation of opposition and working from your back. That can be applied to any other style of choreography."
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The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance Book Cover The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance:
New Media Artist Performance Interviews

by Tomé Cousin

Buy It On AmazonBook Description
An exploration into the history of the new media performance artist. This dissertation centers around a new classification of the Total Theatre artist as it applies to New Media Art and Performance. The Total Theatre Artist one who is equally comfortable with dance, drama, technology, speech, direction, and music filtered through the ever changing landscape of computer and film technology. This artist is a limitless being, yet little is discussed or researched as to their possible origins, development, preservation or the works that support such artists. Included are a series of conducted interviews with landmark creative and performing artists in the field as well as emerging talents to aid in the visualization my concept and theory.

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Testimonial

Tomé Cousin, Ockrent Fellow

Though I am no stranger to working on a new Broadway production from the very beginning of its creation, George (Wolfe) has an original formula and personal style that is all his alone. Week one was spent entirely at the table reading the script!! This was very alarming to me, but George seemed completely in charge and at ease. As week two began, however, the payoff from all the reads and conversations was enormous. The actors on their feet had such power of information in their beings that playing off each other and following George’s blocking instructions was simple. A very new and insightful way of approaching material, one that I had never seen or experienced before.

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