Interview with Tere Mathern (2015)

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Interview with Tere Mathern (2015)

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Tere Mathern is a native Oregonian who has been a teacher, choreographer, and performer for over 20 years. She founded an independent project-based company, Tere Mathern Dance, in 2002, and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in Dance at Portland State University.

Recorded for the documentary Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present.

Interview Date

2015

Disciplines

Dance

Biographical

Tere Mathern is a native Oregonian and has been a teacher, choreographer, and performer for over 20 years. She has received support from the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts (as part of The Company We Keep at PSU), the former Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. She is the recipient of a 2009 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship and a 2010 OAC Career Development Grant, and her work was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Art Beat in January 2010.

Mathern holds an M.A. from NYU in Contemporary Dance and Performance and is a Certified Movement Analyst (C.M.A.) in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. She founded her project-based company, Tere Mathern Dance, in Portland in 2002, and has choreographed for White Bird Dance and the PICA TBA:08 festival. She is currently an adjunct faculty member in Dance at Portland State University.

Interviewer Eric Nordstrom is a dance performer, filmmaker and professor. As a director and editor, his interests focus on the intersection of dance, improvisation, documentary, and film. His past and current film work features such prominent dancers and scholars as Ann Cooper Albright and Simone Forti. In Seattle, he has performed with Karen Nelson, and in Portland, Oregon, was a core company member with Oslund+Company. Eric has taught contemporary technique, contact improvisation, and dance film courses in colleges and festivals throughout the U.S., including Macalester College, Kenyon College, Reed College, Portland State University, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Conduit Dance, and The Ohio State University, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts. He is on faculty at Lewis and Clark College.

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This interview is made available through the Portland State University Library Special Collections and University Archives with the generous permission of Eric Nordstrom, Portland Performing Arts Video and is for educational and non-commercial use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form, distributed or played for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18809

Interview with Tere Mathern (2015)

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