Jim Beatty

Utilizing dance, physical comedy, expressive sign language and the spoken word, Jim has been creating and performing movement/theatre pieces since 1979. His primarily solo works often reflect a comic, yet emotionally poignant, view of contemporary society as he explores the symbols and situations influencing our intra and interpersonal relationships.

Jim has been teaching creative movement/theatre, clowning and yoga for children since 1980. He manages the Eighth Street Studio in Berkeley, CA where he founded “Ha Ha This A-Way” Creative Movement/Theatre Arts, a summer day camp and after-school program for children, in 1991. Jim serves of the Board of Directors of Choreographers’ Performance Alliance and he is a founding member of Terrain, A Dance and Performance Collective.
You can learn more about his work by visiting his website @ www.hahathisaway.com.