Stuart Pimsler Artistic Co-Director, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Pimsler’s emotionally charged choreography has showcased internationally from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to Taiwan, earning him choreography fellowships from the McKnight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A theater “for the heart and mind,” the company recently celebrated its 34th year as a tour-deforce in the arts. Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Current mobile device: iPhone Current computer: Mac laptop
I have a number of workplaces. Both my office and studio have wonderful views of downtown Minneapolis. When I am writing for a new [show], I sometimes work from my office at home, which looks out onto a beautiful, treelined bike/jogging path.
I am always researching new music for future creations and for personal enjoyment. I also listen to my partner of 35-plus years, Suzanne Costello, who is the artistic co-director of SPDT.
We have been touring internationally quite a lot these past three years, and I have found that apps like Google Translate, Convert and of course Google Maps have been great tools to have on tour.
Biggest challenge in a workday
Juggling – making sure that the artistic and administrative needs of the company are being addressed with the care they both require. I also work collaboratively and by myself. It’s always a challenge to go from one to the other.
Favorite part of a workday Early morning, when I am either the first in the studio for rehearsal or at our office. I enjoy the quiet and getting ready.
I have a 16-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter whom I enjoy connecting with whenever I can at the end of the day. They help me to unwind and let in the light.
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