Artists

 
The Next Stage Project (TNSP)
 
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Directors Marijke Eliasberg and Jana Hicks, The Next Stage Project (TNSP) is a dance collective, which creates performance opportunities and experiences to help dancers further their careers and realize their dreams. By forming partnerships between artists from around the globe, creating and seeking national and...

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THE PROSODIC BODY for The Commons Choir
 
THE COMMONS CHOIR, a core and variable cast of roughly 30 international and diverse singers, actors, composers and people, is the performative aspect of the Prosodic Body, a new field of research founded...

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The Symptoms
 
The Symptoms are an alternative indie rock group comprised of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), creative pioneer Laurie Anderson and violinist/guitarist Tony Diodore. At turns experimental, meditative and aggressive—and always with a fresh dose of improvisation—The Symptoms are a duel violin/drums trio, with amazing vocals by the renowned...

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The Theatre Project
 
The Theatre Project is dedicated to...

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The West Village Music Theatre Festival
 
The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) was originally founded in 2009 as a project for fellow emerging professional and well established artists (composers, lyricists, book writers and directors) to work together producing short original musical theatre pieces.  The idea of the project was to free the creative process of...

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THEATRE FOR ONE
 
Mission:  Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member.  Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, Theatre for One commissions new work created specifically for this venue’s one-to-one relationship.  Embracing serendipity and spontaneity,...

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Thinkers & Movers
 
Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. With an emphasis on live gathering, collaboration & community building, we are happy to introduce three brand new classes for Thinkers &...

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Timothy Ferris
 
Timothy Ferris is the author of a dozen books – among them The Science of Liberty and the bestsellers The Whole Shebang and Coming of Age in the Milky Way, which have been translated into fifteen languages and were named by The New York Times as among the leading books...

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Tina Satter/Half Straddle
 
Tina Satter is a Brooklyn-based writer and director who makes plays, performances and videos. She is Artistic Director of the theater and performance ensemble Half Straddle, whose work has been presented nationally and internationally. Honors include a Doris Duke Impact Artist Award (2014), an Obie Award (2013) and being named...

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TrioDance Collective/Barbie Diewald and Emily Jeffries
 
About TrioDance Collective TrioDance Collective seeks to champion the individual dance artist within the support of a group structure.  The company has performed the work of Artistic Directors Barbie Diewald and Emily Jeffries since its inception in 2010.   TrioDance Collective has produced full seasons of Ms. Diewald and Ms. Jeffries' work...

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Trisha Brown Dance Company
 
Trisha Brown (Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer) was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1958; studied with Anna Halprin; and taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon before moving to New York City in 1961. Instantly immersed in what...

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True Stages Theatre
 
True Stages is dedicated to bringing truth to the stage. Our...

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Tyler Ashley
 
I conduct experiments in desire, endurance, vulnerability and determination by creating image-based dances inspired by sport, nightlife, physical labor and excessiveness. I support these events with drama incited by extravaganza, masochism and ugliness. I raise questions about the experience of color and the importance of “the look” in individual style....

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UNGUARDED
 
UNGUARDED is a platform addressing the issues of displacement, marginalization and inclusion, that employs art as a tool for discourse and transdisciplinary methods to explore the performative of the refugee in everyday life. The objective is to celebrate immigrants/refugees’ human rights and acknowledge the circumstances that dislocated persons face in...

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts
 
Urban Bush Women
 
Urban Bush Women's mission is to create dance and to create community. Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.  We do this from a woman-centered perspective and as...

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Urban Word
 
Founded on the belief that teenagers can and must speak for themselves, Urban Word NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999. Urban Word NYC presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas...

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Vagh-Levine Musicals presents 'Love in Louisiane'
 
The artistic migrations of Vagh and Levine going from the United States, Australia, and Europe, all the time merging their experiences and research in diverse artistic practices have been the result of their transdisciplinary and cross-border creativity over the last 30 years. Intertwining languages and music styles,  questioning themes such...

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Valda Setterfield & John Scott
 
Born in Dublin, John Scott worked in Dublin City Ballet before founding his own company. He performed in Meredith Monk’s Quarry and with Yoshiko Chuma, Sarah Rudner, Anna Sokolow and Thomas Lehmen. He recently collaborated with the acclaimed Pan Pan Theatre on their production of Beckett’s QUAD. His work has...

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Valentina Medda
 
In my latest body of work, I’ve been inquiring the relationship between the body and the external environment focusing on our gendered presence in the urban space and our way to be/move/live on it. My practice revolves around the concept of flaneuse, the female stroller wandering in the city  and finding...

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Vanessa Anspaugh
 
Vanessa Anspaugh is a New York City based artist, choreographer, performer and teacher who makes theatrical contemporary dance works. Her work has been presented and produced by a number of New York and International venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, AUNTS, Movement Research, The...

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Vanessa Anspaugh / Jen Rosenblit
 
Biographies Vanessa Anspaugh is a choreographer and performer originally from Los Angeles, CA. Her own dance and video work has been performed at venues such as Food For Thought at Danspace Project/ St.Marks Church, Movement Research Festival, Gilded Pony Performance Festival, AUNTS, and as an artist in residence at Studio 303...

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Vanessa Justice
 
Biography Vanessa Justice is a choreographer and performer living in Brooklyn. Since 2003 she has been developing a relational approach to choreography where divergent sources/styles/modes of information meet and create a context for interplay. She founded VANESSA JUSTICE DANCE in 2007 as a structure to support ongoing experimentation and performances. The...

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Vanessa Tamburi/ FLUSSO DANCE
 
Founded in 2007 by Vanessa Tamburi, FLUSSO dance project is a laboratory for artists, which through their creations, explore and research across various disciplines, creating original scenic paths and languages. The interaction and the fusion of theatre, dance, music, video and visual arts leads to the emergence of unusual, innovative...

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VINSON FRALEY, JR.
 
VINSON FRALEY, JR. hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He began his training at the age of 14 under the direction of Lynise and Denise Heard. Vinson studied at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was most recently a company dancer for Abraham.In.Motion. Vinson has been fortunate enough to...

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Vito Acconci
 
Vito Acconci’s design & architecture comes from another direction, from backgrounds of writing & art. His poems in the late 60’s treated language as matter (words to look at rather than through) & the page as a field to travel over; his performances in the early 70’s helped shift art...

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Voices of Strength
 
Kettly Noël Originally from Port au Prince, Haiti, choreographer and dancer Kettly Noël has created a body of dance work over the past 15 years, seen widely in Africa and Europe, that deals with identity, and the fight for position of African artists and women, and includes Ti’chelbé, Errance, L’Autre,...

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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 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...

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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 is the Artistic Director of Mystical Feet Company –...

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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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