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Artists

 
Michelle Jones, David Dagan, Meg Reiss, Steven Teles, Adam Foss, & Max Kenner
 
Michelle Jones is a first-year doctoral student in the American Studies program New York University.  She is a Research Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for American Studies at Harvard University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.  Following graduation, Michelle completed a four-year seminary ministerial...

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Miguel Gutierrez
 
Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn and makes performances. He has been called “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” by Eva Yaa Asantewaa at Dance Magazine. His work engages persistent philosophical questions about the search for meaning and joins a legacy of process-focused experimental dance while drawing on...

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Mike Daisey
 
Mike Daisey has been hailed as “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, is the preeminent monologist in the American theater today. He has been compared to a modern-day Mark Twain and a latter-day Orson Welles for his provocative monologues that...

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Milka Djordjevich
 
Milka Djordjevich is a Los Angeles based choreographer whose work draws from a variety of compositional strategies to question preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. Her work has been shown at many venues, including the Kitchen, the Chocolate Factory Theater, the Whitney Museum, the American Realness...

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Mimi Garrard Dance Company
 
Mimi Garrard (choreographer) studied and then danced with Alwin Nikolais, who produced her concerts at the Henry Street Playhouse for ten years. She then toured under the National Endowment Touring Program for many years. In collaboration with James Seawright, her work was commissioned for CBS Camera Three and WGBH Boston...

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Miriam Barbosa Dance
 
Ms. Barbosa founded Miriam Barbosa Dance formerly known as South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company since 2007. She holds an MFA in Architecture & Urbanism from the University of Fine Arts, Brazil, where she also received her Classical Ballet Training. In 1991, she was awarded a Martha Graham Scholarship and performed...

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Mitzi and the Muscletones
 
Mitzi and the Muscletones is a combination live action and animated interactive multi-media series designed to inspire kids ages six to nine to move their bodies and not just their thumbs. As artists, parents, and avid media hounds, choreographer/dancer/writer Michele Kadison and jewelry designer/high creative Pauletta Brooks got together one day...

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Moderated by Piper Anderson
 
Piper Anderson is writer, educator and Chief Creative Strategist at Create Forward, a consultancy specializing in cultivating creative strategies for social change sourced from our collective radical imagination. She founded Create Forward after 15 years cultivating her creative practice devising local and national initiatives to creatively engage communities in response...

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Molissa Fenley and Company
 
Molissa Fenley has created 75 dance works during her continuing career. Her work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival,...

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Mollét Contemporary Ballet
 
Artist Statement: As a choreographer it is my duty to present works that speak to the human experience. I choreograph in relation to the physical and emotional connection of a human life in an effort to create dialogue that can heal, nurture, inspire, question and/or change the very existence and perceptions...

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Molly Lieber
 
Molly Lieber dances, choreographs, teaches, and practices yoga in NYC. Her classes explore the stillness and the movement within the asana poses, how to stay firmly planted in this crazy earth while consciously floating up into the clouds, and making as much space as possible within yourself, for your self....

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Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006. Focused on the bodily desire to heal oneself in connection with others, their work is an equal collaboration between the two choreographers, always performed by Molly and Eleanor.  Recent works include: Basketball (PS122...

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Molly Poerstel
 
Molly Poerstel is a dance artist who has been active in the New York City dance community for the past fourteen years. Within this time, she has worked as a collaborator and dancer for Mark Jarecke, David Dorfman Dance Company (05-09) Susan Rethorst, Alex Escalante, Hilary Clark, Larissa Valez-Jackson,...

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MONTELEONE DANCE
 
Monteleone Dance is a research based dance company that presents highly conceptual multimedia dance works. The company has already received high acclaim for its innovative and idiosyncratic movement language. Through this distinctly researched vocabulary, alongside interdisciplinary collaboration, the artists investigate the beclouded realm between man and machine, organism and...

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Moriah Evans
 
Moriah Evans’ choreographic work has been presented at Danspace Project, the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, DNA, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, Kamp Nagel and Theatre de l’Usine.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009....

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Nadine Bommer Dance Company
 
Born in New York City, but raised in both NYC and Israel, Nadine Bommer brings a unique perspective to contemporary dance in a fruitful career that has spanned the globe. Her work utilizes her signature technique, the Nadine Bommer Method, to build enchanting characters in imaginative stories in performative and...

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Nat Ward
 
Nat Ward is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013 and was a resident in the Sharpe Wallentas Studio Program from 2015-16. He has exhibited internationally since 2008 with work in exhibitions presented by The Jewish Museum, Rail Curatorial Projects, and The...

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Natalie Johnson Dance
 
Natalie Johnson Dance is joyfully dedicated to a generous and open relationship with its community, and an unyielding loyalty to the movement art form. We seek to bring meaningful work to a wide audience through performance, teaching, and service, expanding our connections to people with love and passion. Our dance is...

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National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series
 
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. The YoungArts Salon Series brings together creative alumni voices and offers audiences an opportunity...

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Nayaa Opong
 
Nayaa Opong is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She began her dance training at The Bowman School of Dance under the direction of Teresa Andris. She later continued training at Eleone Dance Unlimited under the direction of Shawn Lamere-Williams. Nayaa decided to further her dance studies at Mason Gross School of...

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Neil Greenberg
 
Bio Neil Greenberg, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, has been creating dances since 1979. He has created over twenty-five works for his company (Dance By Neil Greenberg), as well as commissions for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. He came to New...

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Netta Yerushalmy
 
Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed. For her choreographic work Netta has been...

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New York Theatre Ballet
 
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances...

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Nia Love
 
Nia love was most recently awarded the DiP Gibney residence and the  2019 Gibney Presents Artist in Residence. nia love is a 2017 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Performer as part of the Skeleton Architecture ensemble, convened by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a daughter, mother, grandmother, activist, choreographer, and educator. She is...

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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 Cave & Bob Faust
 
About Nick Cave Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the...

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Nick Hallett
 
Nick Hallett has been a collaborator of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 2014.  His scores include all three evenings of the Analogy Trilogy, A Letter to my Nephew, and Fishkill/Movements 1-45.  He is the recipient of a 2017 “Bessie” award for Best Revival, with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez, for Variations on Themes...

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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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Octopus Theatricals
 
Octopus Theatricals, LLC is a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts.  From experimental to commercial, we collaborate with artists and organizations to foster an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences.  We eschew boundaries—aesthetic, geopolitical, institutional—and thrive on a nimble and...

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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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OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset
 
Brice Mousset is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of OUI DANSE, a project based dance company created in 2013 in New York City. Born and raised in Paris, France, Mousset studied Biology and Human Sciences at Nanterre University before falling into the world of dance. After an eclectic performing...

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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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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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Passion Fruit Dance Company - Tatiana Desardouin
 
Performance Update I have the pleasure to announce that Passion Fruit Dance Company will be part of the 7th season of Victory Dance Festival at the New Victory Theater!!  The amazing festival provides free performances and arts education for NYC kids from July 10th – 26th 2019.   We will be performing from...

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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)
 
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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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