Artists

 
Von Howard Project
 
The VON HOWARD PROJECT is the brain child of Christian von Howard.  After serving as the Executive Director of     1*4*8 The Collective, a contemporary dance/theatre company of seven collaborating artists, and working side by side as Co-Artistic Director of the Power Company (SC) and JAADE Dance Theatre (TX), Christian has...

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Walls and Bridges
 
Lionel Naccache A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Lionel Naccache holds a PhD in neuroscience from Paris ,VI University. His thesis, written under the supervision of Prof. Stanislas Dehaene, is entitled “The Subliminal Perception of Numbers : Psychological Properties and Functional Brain Imaging of Unconscious Cognitive Processes"....

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Walter Dundervill
 
Biography Walter Dundervill is a choreographer, dancer, and visual artist based in New York City. He creates immersive performance environments fusing dance, visual art, costume, and sound design. His work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, MoMA PS1, The New Museum, Danspace Project, Participant Inc., JACK, and at the Solo in...

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Wendy Seyb / EveryDayMan Adventures
 
EveryDayMan Adventures is a company created to support Wendy Seyb in the development of her work for film, theater and dance. Our goal is to engage and entertain audiences through story using the universal language of comedy, heart and dance. These stories invite the audience on adventures that celebrate our...

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What Would An HIV Doula Do?
 
What Would An HIV Doula Do? is collective of artists, activists, academics, chaplains, doulas, healthcare practitioners, nurses, filmmakers, AIDS Service Organization employees, dancers, community educators, and others both living with HIV, and those deeply impacted, joined in response to the ongoing AIDS crisis. We understand a doula as someone in...

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Will Rawls
 
Will Rawls is a performer, independent choreographer and curator based in New York City.  His work has appeared at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Museum, ISE Cultural Foundation and Mount Tremper Arts.  Since 2006, Rawls has collaborated with Kennis Hawkins as the performance art duo, Dance...

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Wily Fire
 
Wily Fire is vintage meets electronica, acoustic meets amplified and everything in between. Formed by Shaun Barlow (beatbox and electronics), Molly Joyce (toy vintage organ) and Colin Stokes (cello) in early 2014, the trio performs across New York City and beyond. Their sound blends beatbox pulses with drone-like harmonies into...

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Winter Family
 
Winter Family (Israël-France) is a duo of experimental music composed by Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine currently based between Tel Aviv, Paris and New York City.

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Witness Relocation / Dan Safer
 
WITNESS RELOCATION combines dance and theatre with the energy of a rock show, exploding contemporary culture into intensely physical, outrageous, poetic, and sometimes brutal performances in order to question the assumptions of the modern day experience. The company formed in 2000 and is led by director/choreographer Dan Safer. They are ensemble...

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Wunderbaum
 
Wunderbaum is a Dutch-Flemish actors’ group that makes theater about current issues, both on location and in the theater. Wunderbaum typically writes their own texts collectively, based on their own research, though every now and then they give instructions to authors who will write a text for them. They have...

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Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson)
 
Yackez is the arty rap group/multimedia collaboration of Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson, aka Twitta and Papi Jon. This married art-pop duo exists as both a celebration and critique of popular culture, politics, urban mentality and most notably, itself. Jon Velez-Jackson is a songwriter, writer and full-time journalist. He is also...

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Yanira Castro | a canary torsi
 
Biography Puerto-Rican born and Brooklyn-based choreographer Yanira Castro collaborates with a core group of performers and designers on individual projects under the name, a canary torsi. a canary torsi creates site-adaptable, installation-based performance projects. Formed in 2009, a canary torsi invites audiences to participate in work that is anchored in live...

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Yasuko Yokoshi
 
Biography Yasuko Yokoshi was born in Hiroshima, Japan and lives and works in New York City. She has received commissions for directing and choreographing from P.S.122, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Théâtre de la Ville (France), Festival a/d Werf...

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Yehuda Hyman/Mystical Feet
 
My father was a tailor from a village off the map My mother was a Gypsy Jew who loved to finger snap My grandpa was a badkhan, a kindly klezmer klown And I am just a dancing boy who's here to write it down Yehuda Hyman/Mystical Feet is about making dances,...

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Yin Yue Dance Company
 
Yin Yue Dance Company was founded in 2012 as a contemporary dance ensemble, consisting of a collaborative team of freelancers, presenting original work incorporating a variety of styles and approaches. The company’s mission is to investigate the subtle yet powerful visual images, athletic...

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yMusic
 
Hailed by National Public Radio’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string...

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yMusic, Bill T. Jones & Dianne McIntyre
 
Hailed by National Public Radio’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string...

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Yossi Berg and Oded Graf
 
Choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf started collaborating in 2005, and they have since built a reputation for work that is supremely physical, sometimes provocative, and by turns poignant and witty. Having performed with world-renowned troupes ranging from Batsheva Dance Company and DV8 Physical Theatre to others, they mix their masterful...

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Young Dance Collective
 
Young Dance Collective (YDC) is the young dance company in cullen&them’s program for young people. It is a socially conscious, performance group for young people that is entirely devoted to the artistic growth of its members. Young Dance collective explores the history and future of dance as an art form while...

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Yuka Kawazu/Danse En L'air
 
Yuka Kawazu is the Artistic Director of Danse En L'air, a young, vibrant, and exciting new ballet company.    Her choreographic vision uses the traditional ballet form combined with the expressiveness and immediacy of theater dance to make Danse En’Lair accessible to all audiences.   Yuka was born in Japan and her...

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Yve Laris Cohen
 
Biography Yve Laris Cohen’s work has been shown at locations including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, SculptureCenter, Dance Theater Workshop, Abrons Arts Center, Recess, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project, and Thomas Erben Gallery, in New York; The Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College,...

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Yvonne Meier
 
Biography Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Yvonne Meier has lived and worked in New York City since 1979, where she became a member of the original group around Performance Space 122, regularly collaborating with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson and many others in the US and Europe. Her work, spanning anywhere from big...

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Zazel-Chavah O'Garra
 
Having “FAITH” made me dance beyond a disability.  I became a disabled artist at the age of 39. I share the resurrection as a disabled artist by creating customized movements for persons with mixed abilities; demonstrating directly that physical challenges need not limit a passion for living a fulfilling life....

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ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art / Gentry Isaiah George
 
Graduate of the Juilliard School and former Dance Artist for Ailey 2 of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Gentry Isaiah George is the founder and Artistic Director of ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art.  In April...

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zoe | juniper
 
As a visual artist and choreographer, Juniper and Zoe are drawn together as collaborators by their respect for and subverted use of classical form, aesthetic clarity and the desire to create a sense of heightened reality. Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey began their collaboration in 2004 with; I am nothing...

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Zoe Scofield
 
Biography Zoe Scofield studied ballet and modern as a scholarship student at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She has danced with Prometheus Dance and Bill James among other choreographers in Toronto, Boston and Seattle. In 2005 Scofield began her collaboration with video/visual artist Juniper Shuey with I...

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ZviDance
 
ZviDance exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of Israeli-born Artistic Director, Zvi Gotheiner. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form. ZviDance...

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