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Artists

 
Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Lars Jan
 
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) creates performance experiences that embrace the complexity and absurdity of humanity. Projects sit at the crossroads of movement, visual art, and theater, bringing dance out of conventional spaces to engage audiences in adventurous ways. Past Fringe shows include The Garden (2013) an immersive experience for...

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Nick Hallett
 
Nick Hallet is a composer, cultural producer, and vocalist. His projects unite original music with visual and theatrical forms, including recent New York presentations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Roulette, and The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, among others....

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Nicole von Arx
 
Founded in 2010, NVA & Guests was created to produce and spread the work of the artistic director/choreographer Nicole von Arx. Her work provides the audience with a vast array of projects and collaborations ranging from contemporary dance, film, photography and creative workshops. She offers an artistic experience that...

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niv Acosta
 
i am interested in creating a history for myself. i am creating a time capsule. i am creating bodies of work, which in their entirety address larger concepts that become distilled with time. my current interest with what i have been naming “the denzel series” is a reflection of that...

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niv Acosta/Tess Dworman
 
niv Acosta is a Brooklyn based artist born and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Acosta is 25 years old, Black-Dominican and transgender. he trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as an adolescent, attended California Institute of the Arts, briefly, and also attended American Dance Festival for a...

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Nora Alami
 
Nora Alami is a Moroccan-American performance artist based in Brooklyn. Her artistic work explores contradiction in the colonized body. She has shared her choreographic work at Movement Research at Judson Church, Gibney Dance, Chez Bushwick, and in kitchens, living rooms, and public spaces across New York City. Nora holds a...

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NOT for reTAIL
 
We create Kinetic Sculptures and performance...

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NuMoRune Collaborative
 
  Christopher Walker is a dancer and choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.  He is also Assistant Professor of Dance, is the Artistic Director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble  at UW-Madison and the co-founder and artistic director of NuMoRune Collaborative – an ensemble of dancers,...

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Okwui Okpokwasili
 
Okwui Okpokwasili is a New York-based writer, performer and choreographer. In partnership with collaborator Peter Born, Okpokwasili creates multidisciplinary projects that are raw, intimate experiences. Their first New York production, Pent-Up: A Revenge Dance premiered at Performance Space 122 and received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding...

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Olga Maslova /Black Square, a new opera by Demutsky, Maslova, Konyukhov
 
Olga Maslova was born in Ukraine, received her BFA in directing there, hitchhiked through Perestroika art and theatre scene in Moscow in the 90s and moved to USA two decades ago. Since then she directed, worked as a dramaturg and designed costumes and sets for many prominent directors and choreographers...

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Olivia Jane Smith
 
Olivia Jane Smith is a New York-based writer and editor with a focus on the performing arts. She hopes her work will make people want to know more, and hopefully see for themselves, the artists and performances she writes about. She is thrilled to be part of the Context Notes...

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Open Spectrum
 
An intimate conversational platform founded on the belief that cultural institutions can and should be a catalyst for societal transformation by participating in a world of ideas. Open Spectrum provides a space for community dialogue on the most vital issues facing our community today, engaging participants in active listening, constructive...

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Opera Dolce, Inc.
 
Opera Dolce was founded in 2009 with a mission to produce operatic performances of the highest artistic quality.  We aspire to exceed the expectations of demanding opera fans as well as engage potential converts.   Our objectives are:

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Ostara Ball
 
Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer and musician who’s been supplying creativity for punk rock, publishing, & social justice movements since she was a teenager in Miami, circa 1997. Road self-published Green’zine for ten years, and has since released three illustrated novels which tackle gender, sexuality, mental health...

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OUR NEED FOR CONSOLATION
 
In 1947, the young and wildly successful Swedish writer Stig Dagerman (http://www.dagerman.us/) meets Viennese-Jewish intellectual Etta Federn in her hotel room in Paris. They become friends. Or do they? Federn worships her dead son, a hero in the French Resistance. But how does she treat the son who’s still alive?...

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Paige Martin
 
Biography Paige Martin has been making her own brand of dance while also making performance that operates outside the confines of dance since the early 90’s. Her movement focuses on a quality of being that, although recognizable when framed in ‘performance’, is otherwise overlooked. She is inclined to use mundane events...

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Paloma McGregor
 
Paloma McGregor is a Caribbean‐born choreographer, writer and organizer living in Harlem. She creates embodied performance work that explores residue, ritual and magic. An eclectic artist, she has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River, choreographed an Afro‐futurist pop opera at The Kitchen and devised a multidisciplinary...

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Pam Tanowitz
 
Biography Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. Tanowitz holds a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, and has received...

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Patricia Hoffbauer, Sam Kim, Pam Tanowitz, Colleen Thomas
 
Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born choreographer, director, performer and educator. In addition to  creating her own work, she has developed a 10-year artistic collaboration with writer/performer George Emilio Sanchez with whom she has toured throughout the United States and Latin America. In 2002-03 Ms. Hoffbauer and Mr. Sanchez were the...

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Patricia Noworol Dance Theater
 
Patricia Noworol directs her company, which is based in New York City, in the creation of evocative Dance and Physical Theater performances. Since its inception in 2008, PNDT has been presented at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Danspace Project, 92nd Street Y, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, Duo Theater, Atlas Theater, Fete de...

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Patricia Noworol Dance Theater (PNDT)
 
Based...

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Pauline Oliveros, IONE and John Cage
 
Pauline Oliveros (1932) is a composer and improviser. She plays a custom Titano acoustic accordion and the Roland V Accordion FR7X in her solo and ensemble improvisations as well as Expanded Instrument System (EIS), an ever-evolving electroacoustic processing unit of her design. She performs extensively locally and in many parts...

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Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company
 
Born in the communist Czechoslovakia, Pavel Zuštiak is a NYC-based director, choreographer, and performer who trained at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. His work, described as both human and humane, merges the abstract aspects of dance with nonlinear qualities of theatre of images into multidisciplinary works that...

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Penda N’diaye
 
Penda N’diaye, a native of Denver, CO, ignited her love for dance at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater. She has danced with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, David Dorfman Dance and Forces of Nature Dance Theater. Penda received her BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts which led her to...

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People Get Ready/Steven Reker
 
People Get Ready – is Steven Reker, Luke Fasano, James Rickman, and Jen Goma. Steven moved to New York in 2006 from Arizona working mainly as a dancer or musician for folks such as Yasuko Yokoshi, David Byrne, Miguel Gutierrez, Miranda July, John Jesurun, Jodi Melnick, Robert Wilson, Yoshiko Chuma,...

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Peter Bouteneff
 
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...

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Preeti Vasudevan
 
Thresh is a performing arts collaborative founded in 2004 by Preeti Vasudevan, a leading exponent of the classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam). Working between India and the U.S., Thresh collaborates with a broad range of international artists and has presented works at major venues and arts festivals in India, the United...

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Premiere Division
 
Founded by Nadege Hottier, former soloist with Berlin Opera, Premiere Division brings classical ballet traditions to a contemporary setting. Drawing inspiration from current artists and timeless works by classical masters, this elite young group welcomes you to enjoy original ballet creations.

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Prime Time
 
the TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today. The Guardian once described us as “theatrical excavators of American culture, American dreams and the American psyche.” Combining aggressive athleticism with emotional performances, our work crashes characters from American history and mythology into modern...

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Prime Time
 
Ah Mer Ah Su is the music project of interdisciplinary artist Star Amerasu, whose music and art is based upon her experiences living loud and proud as a queer black trans woman. While her early work was influenced primarily by folk and choral music, she now experiments with electronic indie...

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Prime Time
 
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City.  As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl EichelbergerAward (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for...

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Prime Time
 
Biography Trajal Harrell’s work has been presented at many venues including The Kitchen, Danspace Project, The New Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, P.S. 122, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Boston, The Margulies Art Warehouse (Miami), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Art Basel Miami Beach, Dance Mission (San Francisco, CA), Cornell University’s...

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Rabbi Mark Sameth
 
A New York Times Op-Ed by Rabbi Mark Sameth Is God Transgender? went viral last summer. In his forthcoming book, Rabbi Sameth traces the history of the dual-gendered god of Ancient Israel, whose unpronounceable four-letter name scholars refer to as the Tetragrammaton. Rabbi Sameth’s series on gender-bending in the...

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Rachid Ouramdane
 
Biography Prior to founding the L’A. company in 2007 – a site for artistic exploration of contemporary identity – choreographer Rachid Ouramdane had collaborated with artists such as Emmanuelle Huynh, Odile Duboc, Hervé Robbe, Meg Stuart, Catherine Contour, Christian Rizzo, Jeremy Nelson, Alain Buffard, and choreographer Julie Nioche, with whom he...

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Radouan Mriziga (Morocco)
 
Raimund Hoghe
 
Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal and began his career by writing portraits of outsiders and celebrities for the German weekly newspaper "Die Zeit". These were later compiled in several books. From 1980 – 90 he worked as dramaturge for Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal which also became the subject matter...

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Raja Kelly
 
Raja Feather Kelly is an honors Graduate from Connecticut College. Before Graduating Raja joined David Dorfman Dance and began performing 2 hours after his commencement ceremonies. 4 days after graduating, Raja was mentioned in the New York Times as the ‘Extraordinary Raja Kelly’ for his NYC premiere with David Dorfman...

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Ralph Lemon
 
Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, director, writer, artist  and curator who is artistic director of Cross Performance, Inc. He develops intellectually rigorous and experimental performances that are as socially and politically resonant as they are personal, including the multimedia collaborations Scaffold Room (2014); and How Can You Stay in the...

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Rashaad Newsome
 
Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, sculpture, video, music, computer programming and performance, to form an altogether new field. Newsomes’ work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. Using the equalizing force...

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Rashaun Mitchell
 
Rashaun Mitchell started his dance training at Concord Academy and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000. Since then, he has worked with many dance artists including: Chantal Yzermans, Donna Uchizono, Pam Tanowitz, Risa Jaroslow, Sara Rudner, Jonah Bokaer, Richard Colton, Deborah Hay, Rebecca Lazier and Silas Riener. He has...

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Rebecca Lazier with Dan Trueman & Mobius Percussion
 
Rebecca Lazier is a New York-based choreographer dedicated to creating work that examines the tensions between abstraction and sensory states, formalism and spontaneity, and the pursuit of individual agency while creating community. Lazier has collaborated with new music composers and ensembles including Shane Shanahan, Jody Elff, Fred Ho, Dan Trueman,...

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group
 
Biography Reggie Wilson (Artistic Director, choreographer and performer) founded his company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, in 1989. Wilson draws from the movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create...

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Regie Cabico
 
Regie Cabico is one of the country's leading innovators and pioneers of poetry and spoken word, having won 3 top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams and winning The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. Bust Magazine ranked him in the 100 Men We Love & The...

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Regina Nejman/Regina Nejman & Company
 
Regina Nejman is a New York City-based choreographer who creates works of contemporary modern dance that blend theater, installation, video projection, inventive sets and spoken word. Since 1993, Regina has been choreographing dances for presentation at numerous New York City venues and international locations. In 1997, she founded Regina Nejman...

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Ren Guang-Yi (Master Ren)
 
As a senior student of Chen Xiao-Wang, Ren Guang-Yi (Master Ren) teaches and promotes the classical Chen family forms as taught by Chen Xiao-Wang. The forms include the 19 and 38 Movement Short Forms created by Chen Xiao-Wang; Lao Jia Yi Lu and Er Lu; Xin Jia Yi Lu and...

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Rena Butler
 
Rena Butler is a native of Chicago, IL. She has danced with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, David Dorfman Dance, Mettin Movement, as a guest artist with Luna Negra Dance Theater, and for Manuel Vignoulle-M/Motions. She has been featured in FORMA magazine, Refinery29.com, The Dance Enthusiast, Jordan Matter’s Dancers Among Us and Dance Magazine. She...

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Renegade Performance Group
 
André M. Zachery (b. 1981) is the artistic director of Renegade Performanc Group and an interdisciplinary artist who creates performances, interactive media installations, film, and sound art. He earned a BFA from the Ailey/Fordham program in 2005 and a MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College...

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Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, Chloe Webb and Hal Willner
 
Reverend Billy has won an OBIE Award, the Alpert Award, The Dramalogue Award and The Historic Districts Council's Preservation Award and has been jailed more than 50 times. He was a central figure of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and toured 25 OWS tent communities from Zurich to Oakland, CA with...

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Richard Move and MoveOpolis!
 
Richard Move is Artistic Director of the transdisciplinary collective MoveOpolis! He is a TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow, Ph.D. (ABD) in Performance Studies at New York University and Assistant Professor of Drama, Theatre & Dance at Queens College, CUNY. Move’s commissions include productions for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project,...

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Richard Move and MoveOpolis!
 
Under the Direction of Richard Move, along with a dynamic Advisory Board, MoveOpolis! serves as the umbrella organization for a range of multi-disciplinary projects with the mission to provide a supportive, nurturing infrastructure for the collective’s ventures, collaborators and artistic goals. The works of Richard Move and MoveOpolis! include live...

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