Biography

Robert Bingham, MFA, PhD, RSME/T is a dance artist, scholar and teacher based in Philadelphia, where he was a Presidential Fellow while earning a doctorate in dance at Temple University. He holds a B.A. in anthropology/sociology from Wesleyan University, an M.F.A. in dance from SUNY Brockport, and he is a Fulbright Award recipient (Berlin, summer 2013). From 2005 – 2012 he was a Visiting Artist in Dance at Alfred University.

Prior to graduate studies, Robert performed with several New York-based companies and artists including De Facto Dance, DD Dorvillier, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Jennifer Monson. His own work was included in showcases at various venues, including P.S.122 and The Painted Bride in Philadelphia. In recent years, he has done collaborative projects with Lani Fand Weissbach, Laurel Jay Carpenter and D. Chase Angier, with whom he performed throughout the east coast and in Mexico as Angier/Bingham Dance, and he has danced in the work of Merián Soto and butoh artist Diego Piñon. Robert's solo performance work has been presented in theaters, galleries and public spaces in the U.S. and Canada.  

Robert has trained extensively in somatic modalities and is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist through ISMETA. He is a published author and editor, with articles on dance, somatics and ecology appearing in Moving Consciously, Dance and the Quality of Life, Oxford Handbook of Improvisation, and elsewhere, and he has presented at arts and humanities conferences in the US, UK, Mexico and Germany. Robert is currently a Guest Editor, with Sondra Fraleigh, of “Performing Ecologies in a World in Crisis,” a special issue of Choreographic Practices that will be published in Spring 2018.