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Teaching

Mr. Caplan has taught courses, lectured and been in residence at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Teaching Experience
  • Bennington College, Visiting Professor/Guest Artist, Spring 2016, 2014
  • Stanford University, Visiting Professor, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
  • Mills College, Artist-In-Residence, Spring/Fall 2013
  • University of Chichester, UK, Visiting Research Fellow, 2004 - 2012
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Department of Media Study, Professor/ Artistic Director, Center for the Moving Image, 2004 – 2012
  • University of Colorado, 2002, 2008 – FIRST Scholar/ Visiting Artist, undergraduate & graduate level course on video & performance
  • Middlebury College, 2003 Visiting Artist, Residency, Screenings, Lecture
  • Educational Alliance, 2003 Instructor (painting & drawing)
  • Sarah Lawrence College, 1998 – 2000, Assistant Professor, two graduate-level courses on film/video/performance
  • Manhattanville College, 1999 – 2000 Adjunct Professor, undergraduate level course on film/video & performance, workshops & lectures
  • Bennington College, 1999 Visiting Artist, graduate-level inter-disciplinary workshop course on film/video/performance
  • California State University at Long Beach, 1998, Visiting Artist, graduate-level course on film/video/performance
  • Sundance Institute, 1987 – 1991, Co-director, Visiting Artist, Film/Video/Performance Program
Selected Workshops
  • Mills College, 2012-13
  • DIA:Beacon, January, 2008
  • Poetics of Movement, University at Buffalo, 2008, 2005
  • Dance Films Association, New York, 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999
  • Instituto Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1999 (more than 200 students attended)
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999
  • Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999
  • Teatro San Martin, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999
  • The Place Theater, London, U.K., 1998
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1998
  • Den Danske Filmskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997
  • Boston University, 1996
  • Central Connecticut State University, 1994, 1996
  • Vienna Dance Festival, Austria, 1995
  • Glasgow Film & Television Center, Glasgow, Scotland, 1995
  • Sundance Institute, 1987 - 1991 (Co-director)
Selected Lectures
  • Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007
  • Stanford University, 2012
  • Mills College, 2012
  • Bennington College, 2010
  • Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, 2010
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2010
  • DIA:Beacon, January 2008
  • Michigan State University, 2008
  • University of Colorado/Boulder, 2008, 2004, 2002
  • Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, 2007
  • University of Chichester, UK, 2004, 2003
  • Middlebury College, 2003
  • Bard College, 2003, 1998
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1999
  • Wesleyan University, 1997
  • National Gallery of Canada, 1996
  • Princeton University, 1996
  • Rutgers University, 1996
  • California State University at San Diego, 1996
  • Arizona State University, 1996
  • Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 1996, 1998
  • Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, 1987
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Current Projects: Richard ForemanHidden Things
Recent Projects: 15 Days of DanceShamayimSteel WorkUtango
Video: PBSVimeo,  Beach Birds for Camera

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