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Robert Francesconi

Robert Francesconi, Assistant Dean, Acting, Movement, Masks (1978)
Before coming to UNCSA, Mr. Francesconi was director and teacher at Columbia College; and teacher and actor with the Menagerie Mime Theater, touring and teaching nationally with Mr. James Donlon. He is also a consultant and master teacher in creative drama, improvisation, mime, mask, and clowning. He was a guest teacher and artist at the International Mime Festival and Institute, 1974 and 1978. He was also a featured master teacher at the 1990 International Movement Symposium in Moscow, Russia. Mr. Francesconi has served as a consultant in gifted and talented arts education programs for the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. He has taught master classes in mask and movement in Moscow, Russia at the  Nemirovich-Danchenko School-Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, Lunacharsky State University of Theatre Arts, and the Shchepkin Theatre School of Maly Dramatic Academy; in Barcelona, Spain at the Institute del Teatre; and in Singapore at the Singapore American School. He has also served on the Institute of International Education’s selection committee for Fulbright and foreign sponsored scholarship awards. Mr. Francesconi received his BA and MA Degrees from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California where he trained with Yass Hakoshima, Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, Philip Mann and Richard Rothrock.