Artists

 
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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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
 
Award-winning choreographer and educator Preeti Vasudevan is an exponent of classical Bharatanatyam creating new provocative contemporary works from the Indian tradition. Original works performed by her company, Thresh, have earned international acclaim for their fresh juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary voices (2009 META award for The Absent Lover and 7...

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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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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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Robert Wierzel
 
Robert Wierzel has worked with artists in theatre, dance, new music, opera and museums, on stages throughout the country and abroad. He has worked with choreographer Bill T. Jones and his company since 1985. Projects include Blind Date, Another Evening/I Bow Down, Still/Here, You Walk?, Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land,...

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RoseAnne Spradlin
 
Biography RoseAnne Spradlin’s choreographic work suggests a shifting experience of the body, one where unexpected impulse interweaves almost haphazardly with more subtle expressions of intent.  Working without a fixed vocabulary in the creation of a new work, Spradlin’s process proposes a phenomenology of actions and gestures, as layers...

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Rude Mechs
 
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created 21 original works and produced another handful of plays by other people. We tour our original work nationally and abroad whenever we can; maintain The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups of every discipline; and run a year-round arts mentoring...

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Rude Mechs + Deborah Hay
 
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created a mercurial slate of 25 theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and...

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Saúl Ulerio
 
Saúl Ulerio is a classical artist from the Dominican Republic and has been making works and performing in the mediums of sound and dance performance in New York City since 2006. Ulerio has initiated a 25 year exploratory choreographic process rooted through his deep passion for the art of music,...

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Sam Crawford
 
Sam Crawford completed degrees in English and Audio Technology at Indiana University in 2003. A move to New York City led him to Looking Glass Studios where he worked on film projects with Philip Glass and Björk. His recent sound designs and compositions have included works for the Bill T....

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Sam Kim
 
Since 2002, Sam Kim has created several, long works presented as seasons in NYC:  Darling (Performance Space 122, 2009), dumb dumb bunny (The Kitchen, 2007), Cult (Dance Theater Workshop, 2007), AVATAR (Mulberry St Theater, 2006), Nobody Understands Me (Dance Theater Workshop, 2004), Placid Baby (Performance Space 122, 2003) and Valentine...

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Sandhi Smalls Santini
 
The Last Chanteuse (A solo performance based on the life and times of entertainer Eartha Kitt) Sandhi Smalls Santini is a performer and playwright based in New York City. THE LAST CHANTEUSE is her first fulllength play. She (Sandra Smalls) received her B.A. in Journalism from the Howard University...

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Sarah A.O. Rosner / A.O. Movement Collective
 
Founded in 2006, the A.O. Movement Collective is a home for hard falls and heavy lifting: a community of dancers, thinkers, and makers who live by their art. The A.O. Movement Collective encompasses the choreographic work of Sarah A.O. Rosner and, when joined with blog Urgent Artist and production company...

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Sarah Council Dance Projects
 
Artist Statement My name is Sarah Council; I create emotionally evocative and physically honest modern dance works for my Astoria, Queens-based dance company, Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP). SCDP was formed in 2007 as a platform for my choreographic investigations and the creation of new works. These works emerge from a...

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Sarah Dahnke/Round Tuit Dance Project
 
Sarah Dahnke is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, multimedia artist, and arts educator. She has earned a bachelors in dance performance from Oklahoma City University, a masters in interactive telecommunications from New York University. She began her professional career as a dancer touring the U.S. and Europe, performing everywhere from City Center...

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Sarah Horne / SoHa Dance
 
Sarah Horne is a choreographer, arts administrator, and performing artist based in New York City. She grew up on the island of St. Croix (USVI) and around the world in places like Rome, Italy, and Bangkok, Thailand. Sarah received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport, where her passion for choreography...

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Sarah Jones
 
Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is “a one woman global village” perhaps best known to theater audiences for her multi-character, one-person show Bridge & Tunnel — a critically acclaimed Broadway hit originally produced Off-Broadway by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and The Culture Project....

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Sarah Mettin / Mettin Movement
 
About Mettin Movement   Described by Karen Shapiro of the Wet Paint Journal as “one to watch", Mettin Movement is a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director, Sarah Mettin, Mettin Movement exposes the versatility, strength and physicality of aspiring dancers while compromising the...

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Sean Dorsey
 
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning choreographer, writer and dancer. Celebrated as the nation’s first out transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dances that provide a window into transgender and queer experience. Dorsey is also the founder and Artistic Director...

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Shane Larson
 
Shane Larson was born and raised in Minnesota, where he received his training at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. During his time...

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Sidra Bell
 
Biography Sidra Bell has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Recent commissions include River North Chicago Dance Company, The Ailey School, The Duo Theatre, Ballet Divertimento (Montréal), Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Vancouver), Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (Toronto), Purchase College...

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SITI Company
 
SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through...

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Slain in the Spirit/Lisa Milinazzo
 
I am excited by material which teeters on the edge of comedy and tragedy.  I like depicting extreme worlds.  My vision is to create a cauldron of peculiar, lively and desperate personalities and circumstances that I want to bring to vibrant life. I often like characters that are dark and...

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Solomon Weisbard
 
Weisbard is Brooklyn-based and Oregon-born. Since 2006, he’s created various projects with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, most recently Story/Time, Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, and 100 Migrations. Other lighting designs: Rite of Spring(Martha Graham); The Soldier’s Tale (with Michael Cerveris at Yale / Carnegie Hall);Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep); Macbeth (Arden); Luis...

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Sonya Tayeh
 
Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and teacher. Tayeh hardly whispers in the movement she creates, she screams. An undeniable force in the dance world, her work is a tribute to her Detroit roots — a constant yet grounding influence that inspires her to create aggressive, sometimes jarring,...

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Sophia Cleary / REHEARSAL
 
Sophia Cleary is a performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse's performance annual Emergency INDEX....

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Souleymane Badolo
 
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company, and in 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, fusing traditional African and western contemporary dance aesthetics. Solo has danced with...

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