Carlos Funn

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Carlos Funn
Visiting Assistant Professor
3123 Dalton Center, Mail Stop 5417
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Department of Dance
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5417
  • Master of Fine Arts, Screen Dance, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance and Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University

Carlos Funn is a visual protagonist and provocateur who assembles what he calls socially conscience cabarets. Funn’s background draws on being a dancer, drummer, photographer and film artist from Richmond, VA, who received his MFA in Screen Dance from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. His background in dance includes Urban Diasporic dance styles (Hip-hop), House, West African Diasporic styles, Capoeira, Tiger & Crane Kung fu, Aikido, Kali in addition to training in Modern dance, Contact Improv and Ballet. Funn has twice received scholarships to attend The American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, North Carolina. Funn has worked with choreographers and artist such as Holly Bass, DJ Tommy Bones, Maia Claire Garrison,Tzveta Kassabova, Prosenjit Kundu, Traci Morris, Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown and National Medals of Arts recipient Ralph Lemon on his Geography Project Africa & Asia. Funn's current work involves multidisciplinary experiments centered around dance, film and sound installation. Funn is also co-founder of the a multi-city dance film festival in partnership with dance and filmmaker Marcus White. Funn has taught throughout the US and Japan. Most recently, Funn has served as Guest Artist in Residence at the University of Maryland College Park where he taught Creative Process, Dance for Camera and engaged the students of the Dance Department and School of Music to create a work for the Faculty concert.