Faculty - Dance
Ruth Barnes is Professor and Coordinator of the Dance program at Missouri State University. Her focus is modern/contemporary dance, and she is active in the United States and abroad. In 2013, Barnes conceived, produced and performed "Here, There and Everywhere," a 50-minute solo for Barnes made in collaboration with five choreographers living in Scotland; the work includes music by three composers also living in the United Kingdom. With Telory D. Arendell, Barnes co-edited "Dance’s Duet With the Camera: Motion Pictures," a forthcoming anthology that looks at the interplay between live dance and the moving image. Awards include several Missouri Arts Council grants; two Missouri State University Summer Faculty Fellowships; two Missouri State University Summer Research Grants; and choreographic research residencies at Dance Base (Edinburgh), The Shed (Evanton, Ross-Shire), and The Dragon’s Egg (Stonington, CT). Barnes’s current research uses memory—cognitive, cultural and corporeal—as a beginning for new choreographic work.