Artists

 
Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE
 
Juliana F. May, a New York City native, graduated from Oberlin College in 2002 with a dual degree in Dance and Art History.  Recently commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop to create Gutter Gate (February 2011), their newest evening length work, May has also been produced by Dance New Amsterdam, The...

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Juliette Mapp
 
Biography Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City. She has presented her work throughout New York City since 2001. She has performed in the work of many other choreographers, most notably John Jasperse, Vicky Shick and Deborah Hay. Juliette has taught throughout the world...

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Jumatatu Poe and Jesse Zaritt
 
Jesse Zaritt Jesse Zaritt has performed his solo work in Russia, Korea, Germany, New York, Japan, Mexico and Israel. His solo ‘Binding’ is the recipient of three 2010 New York Innovative Theater Awards: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Solo Performance, and Outstanding Performance Art Production. From September 2008 through June 2011, he was an...

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Juniper Shuey
 
Biography Juniper Shuey is a video installation, sculptural performance artist and photographer based in Seattle. Since 1999 he has been working professionally, exhibiting his work both locally and abroad. His work has been featured in many exhibitions including the Arts Center SOFA Gallery (2009), Body Festival (2009), Solo Exhibition at the...

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Karen Harvey
 
Karen Harvey is a dance artist originally from North Carolina whose choreography has been shown internationally.  She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from UNCSA where she was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.  She currently collaborates with a wide range of artists, dances with Dai Jian, Jin Ju Song-Begin's...

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Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance
 
Karole Armitage – Director/Choreographer Karole Armitage was rigorously trained in classical ballet. As a professional dancer she performed in Balanchine’s Grand Théâtre de Genève Company and in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Armitage is renowned for pushing the boundaries to create works that blend dance, music and art, drawing upon her...

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Kate Bornstein
 
Celebrated transgender trailblazer Kate Bornstein has—with humor and spunk—ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Kate lives on the edge of paradox: she is not a man, and not a woman. She looks beyond the binary to...

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Katt Lissard/memory lab
 
memory lab is a loosely connected network of artists who've worked together on each other's projects in a variety of capacities since the 90s – focused on experimenting with performance ideas we find compelling. Most recently, our development work on Outpost: an experimental conversation at Mabou Mines and IRT Theater...

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KDNY
 
KDNY was established in 1997 in New York City by choreographer Kathleen Dyer to explore her vision of a dance company dedicated to the passions and intricacies of the female spirit. Dyer’s inspiration draws from personal as well as universal experiences that may be based on historical figures, female archetypes,...

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Keely Garfield
 
Biography British-born choreographer Keely Garfield’s work has been presented at many theaters and festivals both nationally and internationally. Garfield has created work for ballet dancers (Dance Theatre of Harlem), antique puppets (Golem, Chechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre), musical theater (Gypsy, Sundance Theatre, Utah, Carnival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Yeast Nation, the triumph of...

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Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero
 
Instigated by Keith Hennessy in 2001, Circo Zero makes live performance sparked by current and historic social realities. The work is interdisciplinary and experimental, operating within the tensions between intimacy and spectacle, rhetoric and ritual, personal and social. Rooted in contemporary dance and performance we also engage circus, theatre, music, visual...

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Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
 
Biography KELLY ZEN-YIE TSAI is a spoken word poet who has performed at over 450 venues across the continental US, Hawai’i, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Netherlands, and Trinidad at venues like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, House of Blues, Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum...

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Kensaku Shinohara
 
Keynote Conversation
 
A vanguard of the queer/trans community, Lynn Breedlove is a visionary who has long been shaping revolutionary art. S/he has over 3,790 hits on Google.com. The founder and frontperson of the first American out dyke punk band Tribe 8, which has always stood for queer, transgender, multiracial, and working class visibility,...

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Kiki Smith
 
Kiki Smith (1954- born in Nuremberg, Germany) is known for evocative sculptures, drawings and prints. The recurrent subject matter in Smith’s work has been the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief and storytelling. In the 1980s, Smith literally turned the figurative tradition in sculpture inside out, creating...

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Kim Yaged
 
Kim Yaged is an award-winning writer. Her work frequently deals with identity and stereotyping with a focus on using art for social change. Kim’s operetta www.love was showcased by the New York City Opera and won Best Musical and Best Original Production, among other honors, when it premiered. Kim received...

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Kimberly Bartosik/daela
 
Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time and audience perspective, dramatically...

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Kirsten Schnittker
 
Kirsten Schnittker is a dance-maker and performer based in Brooklyn. Since graduating from Barnard College, Kirsten has shown her work throughout New York City with AUNTS, RoofTop Dance, REHEARSAL, Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space and Movement Research.  She was a 2012 UPSTART Artist at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). Her work...

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KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation
 
Koen Augustijnen worked for years as a choreographer at Les Ballets C de la B when it was still a collective. He began as a performer in Alain Patel’s work and has been creating his own work for the past 15 years. His recent work includes the solo Gudirr Gudirr...

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Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion
 
Kyle Abraham, New York Live Arts’ 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow, began his dance training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase and an...

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Lance Gries
 
Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in NYC. From 1985-1992, he was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company., receiving a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography in various...

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
 
The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968 and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary with a national tour as well as a Fall season at the New York City Center. Over the years, the company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost...

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Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre
 
Canadian born, New York City resident, Laura V. Ward founded Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, an expressionistic contemporary ballet company, in 1998. In recent years the company has been performing regularly in New York City and the Northeastern United States, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Caribbean. The company has been onstage with...

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Laurie Anderson, Beth Gill and Deborah Hay
 
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater and experimental music. Her recording career, launched by “O...

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Laurie Anderson, Peter Bouteneff, James Jordan and William Robin
 
Peter Bouteneff teaches courses in theology, patristics and spirituality at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he is Associate Professor in Systematic Theology and Director of Institutional Assessment. After completing a degree in music in 1983 he lived and worked in Japan, and traveled widely in Asia and Greece. He has an M.Div....

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Laurie Berg
 
Laurie Berg works in multiple forms including dance, performance, collage, jewelry, and video. She was a 2013 New York Live Arts Studio Series Resident Artist and a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence.  Her newest work, The Afterlife, will be presented May 15-17, 2014 at The Invisible Dog Art Center as part of The Joyce Theater's new UNLEASHED series.  She is...

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Laurie Berg
 
Laurie Berg is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in multiple forms including dance, performance, collage, jewelry, and video. She is a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Laurie maintains collaborations with several dance and visual artists including Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Siri Peterson, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, and the women of Bitch Creek. Her various projects...

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Lawrence Cassella
 
Lawrence Cassella has been dancing for Ivy Baldwin since 2004. In 2003 he was chosen as a dancer for the Bessie Schönberg Residency at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard. He also dances for Jeremy Nelson, Daniel Charon, and Netta Yerushalmy. Mr. Cassella has done projects with Kraig Patterson, Marit Bergman,...

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Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTS
 
Lawrence Goldhuber recently went on a world tour with Jan Fabre’s Prometheus Landscape II.  Choreographed works include TRELLIS and Sleeping Giant at the Abrons Arts Center and Mass MoCA, Whose Broads Stripes on the steps of the Federal Hall National Memorial, Julius Caesar Superstar with Robert LaFosse at Danspace Project. ...

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Le Train Bleu
 
Le Train Bleu is a new musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. In the 2011-12 season they were a resident ensemble at the...

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Levi Gonzalez
 
Levi Gonzalez is a NYC based dance artist. His work has been presented by Movement Research, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS1 and Danspace Project (among others), and internationally in Arhus, Denmark and  Bucharest, Romania. He has collaborated with choreographer luciana achugar on numerous projects. As a performer,...

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LICO DANCE
 
Artist Bio  Liana Conyers received her B.A. from Bennington College in 2003, where she concentrated in dance. There she studied under the direction of Dana Reitz, Susan Sgorbati, and Terry Creach. Liana has studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and The Merce Cunningham...

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Lindsay Clark
 
Lindsay Clark was born in San Francisco, California. She attended High School at the North Carolina School of the Arts, holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and recently graduated from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program with a MFA in Dance. Prior to attending Hollins, Lindsay danced with...

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Lindsay Reuter
 
WOMANIFESTO: Lindsay Reuter builds sparse, conceptually-driven performances that usually occur in proscenium settings, but don’t have to. Her work is motivated by questions about identity and agency. Recently, this manifests as specific questions about ability and by extension, dis/ability. She is interested in repurposing and re-conceptualizing function to broaden the utility...

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Liz Prince
 
Liz Prince designs costumes for dance, theater and film and has had the great pleasure of designing for Bill T. Jones since 1991. Her work has been exhibited at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Space and Design, Cleveland Center for Contemporary...

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LoudHoundMovement
 
LoudHoundMovement (LHM), a New York City-based contemporary dance collective creates and performs the choreographic work of Co-Artistic Directors Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn.  Founded in 2012, LoudHoundMovement was created in response to rushed artistic processes, facilitating an emphasis on honest compositional investigation and research.     Often collaborating directly with the performers,...

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Louise Lecavalier
 
Louise Lecavalier worked with Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps from 1981 to 1999, a period of exceptional intensity punctuated by works that have since become mythical —Oranges, Businessman in the Process of Becoming an Angel, Human Sex, New Demons, Infante, 2, and Salt — along with scintillating collaborations (David Bowie, Frank Zappa). Her...

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luciana achugar
 
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn based Choreographer from Montevideo, Uruguay. After moving to New York upon graduation from CalArts in 1995, achugar danced with several choreographers, including Jeremy Nelson, Wil Swanson, Chameckilerner, Maria Hassabi and John Jasperse. From 1999 to 2003, she worked in a close collaborative relationship...

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Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts
 
LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is committed to serving artists by providing them with generous residency and performance opportunities. Lumberyard recently moved its headquarters to New York City and in Summer 2017 will present its second NYC season at The Kitchen. In 2018, Lumberyard will open a new...

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Lunch Time Reading
 
M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings.  Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has...

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Lunch Time Reading
 
Vetch Poetry Journal is the first submission-based literary journal devoted to poetry by transgender writers. Edited by poets and writers from the Iowa Writers Workshop, the journal is named for the vetch plant, “a hardy legume that is often planted in ditches and other places where ground has been disturbed.”

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LUNCHTIME READING
 
Casey Legler is best known for being the first woman with a contract as a male Ford Model, the artist/activist and former Olympic swimmer will share her soon to be published book Godspeed: A Memoir at this Lunchtime Reading. Publisher – Atria Books /Simon and Schuster Legler was...

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Lunge Dance Collective
 
Lunge Dance Collective is a blossoming young dance collective that promotes collaboration between artists of many different mediums. Founded by Billy Bell, in March of 2010, the goal was to expose young artists to each other, in hopes of creating a stronger network for them to aid one another and start...

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LYDIA JOHNSON DANCE
 
“Ms. Johnson makes unadorned, soundly structured, musically adept ballets for a lovely, unpretentious group of dancers.” –Siobhan Burke The New York Times, March 2016 “Lydia Johnson’s choreography continues to impress as a unique fusion of ballet and contemporary dance; her intense focus on musicality has set...

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Lyme Nation
 
Regina Weichert is a writer, producer, videographer and performance artist.  After studying Art History as an undergraduate and Painting and Sculpture as a graduate student, she produced radio, video and print communications for CBS, Fortune 500 companies and museums.     In 2004, Regina contracted Lyme disease, treated it promptly, and was...

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Makeda Thomas
 
  New York/Trinidad based artist Makeda Thomas has emerged as a dancer, choreographer, educator and curator on three continents. Graça Machel, Former First Lady of South Africa and Mozambique is the Honorary Patron of her internationally acclaimed 2005 work, A Sense of Place, which was commissioned by 651 ARTS Black Dance:...

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Malcolm Low / Formal Structure
 
Malcolm Low was selected in 2011 for a Choreographic Fellowship in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey. Originally from Chicago where he first trained with Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Homer Bryant and the Ruth Page Foundation, Malcolm went on to...

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Marco Sartor
 
A prize winner in numerous international music competitions, Marco Sartor has performed solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts in three continents to critics’ and public’s acclaim. His solo debut recording, Red, on Fleur de Son Classics, has also received accolades and broadcast on national radio. Sartor is also featured...

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Mariana Valencia
 
Mariana Valencia arrived in Brooklyn after studying dance and art history at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Valencia's approach to choreography has developed from her curiosity in visual culture, travel and fashion. She makes installations and performances where visual research and choreographic...

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Mariana Valencia
 
My choreography currently looks at flatness. The floor is flat, we stand on it; the ground has shape we respond to it; the earth has depth we believe in it. I manipulate bodies from imagined worlds into concrete locations. I look for urbanity and spiritual iconography inside of suburban dreams....

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