Featured Artists

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

Mexico City

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

Mexico City

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol is a Mexico City-based collective founded by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez. Since 2003, the group has been developing multimedia performance projects that blur boundaries, dislocate, and disembowel what common practice fuses and obliterates. They have produced nine large-scale projects that have received wide support throughout Mexico from dozens of festivals. In 2011, they received the ZKB Förderpreis from Zürcher Theater Spektakel and the Audience Prize from the Impatience Festival at 104 and l’Odéon–Théâtre in Paris.

Tanja Liedtke

Sydney, Autralia

Tanja Liedtke

Tanja Liedtke

Sydney, Autralia

German born Tanja Liedtke studied theatre and dance in Madrid and at Elmhurst Ballet School and Ballet Rambert School in the UK. In 1996 she took up residence in Sydney, Australia, and in 1999 joined Australian Dance Theatre under Garry Stewart. In 2003 Tanja joined Lloyd Newson's DV8 Physical Theatre. Tanja developed her distinctive choreographic voice and was commissioned to create works across four continents.  During her career, Tanja received several noted awards. Tanja was the newly appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company at the time of her accidental death in August 2007.

Wunderbaum

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wunderbaum

Wunderbaum

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wunderbaum is a collective that makes plays on current topics, mostly on location, but also in theatre.  A recurring theme in Wunderbaum’s repertoire is the tension between ideologies and the difficult transition thereof to the actual daily reality. The Wunderbaum actors studied at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht, after which they made ​​theater under the wings of Johan Simons'  ZTHollandia and NTGent / Rotterdamse Schouwburg for seven years. In each project, Wunderbaum collaborates with other artistic teams, often from different disciplines such as music, art, film or architecture. 

Temporary Distortion

New York

Temporary Distortion

Temporary Distortion

New York

Temporary Distortion, formed in 2002 by writer/director/designer Kenneth Collins, explores the potential tensions found between practices in visual art, theater, cinema, and music. The group works across and between disciplines to create performances, installations, films, albums, and works for the stage. In 2007 the company began work on a trilogy of film genre deconstructions merging theater and cinema. Most recently, Temporary Distortion's work has focused on long-duration, installation-based performance and live music. The company is based in New York City.

Young Jean Lee

New York

Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee

New York

Young Jean Lee has written and directed nine shows in New York with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty cities. She is a resident filmmaker at the Wooster Group, she’s made an album with her band Future Wife, and directed a short film. She has received grants from various foundations and is the recipient of two OBIE awards, the Festival Prize of the Zuercher Theater Spektakel, a 2010 Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2012 Doris Duke Artist Award, and a 2013 Doris Duke Artist Residency.

Rude Mechs

Austin, TX

Rude Mechs

Rude Mechs

Austin, TX

Since 1995, Rude Mechs have created a mercurial slate of original theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common are the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation. We tour nationally and abroad; maintain The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups; present nationally recognized artists; and run Grrl Action, a year-round arts mentoring program for teenage girls.

Niwa Gekidan Penino

Tokyo

Niwa Gekidan Penino

Niwa Gekidan Penino

Tokyo

Niwa Gekidan Penino grew out of the drama club at Showa University School of Medicine formed by Kuro Tanino. The company endeavors to create freewheeling productions based on an abstract concept of "the garden" (niwa meaning "garden" in Japanese, and gekidan meaning "theater company"), and aims to achieve what they call "form beyond formula" by transcending the conventions of theater through performances in unconventional spaces. Their productions are known for complex and surrealist stage sets. The company has been invited to perform throughout Japan and at festivals and venues abroad.

Pat Graney

Seattle, Washington

Pat Graney

Pat Graney

Seattle, Washington

With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney has been recognized as "one of the top modern choreographers in the country" (Boston Globe). Graney received Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for 11 consecutive years, among many others, and has performed throughout the USA and internationally. She leads Keeping the Faith — The Prison Project, a nonreligious arts-based residency that helps incarcerated women to discover a sense of identity through the use of performance, video and writing.

Tina Satter

New York

Tina Satter

Tina Satter

New York

Tina Satter is a Brooklyn-based writer and director who makes plays, performances, videos, and music. She is Artistic Director of the theater company Half Straddle founded in 2008 and awarded an Obie grant in 2013. Tina was named a “2011 Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch” by Time Out New York. She has been a guest artist at Princeton University, Reed College, and Fordham University. Tina attended Mac Wellman’s graduate playwriting program at Brooklyn College and received a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Reed College.

Kristen Kosmas

Walla Walla, Washington

Kristen Kosmas

Kristen Kosmas

Walla Walla, Washington

Kristen Kosmas’ plays and solo performances have been presented in Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Austin. Her play Hello Failure was published by Ugly Duckling Presse; her multi-voice performance text This From Cloudland appears in the latest issue of “PLAY A Journal of Plays”; and her companion pieces Anthem and The Mayor of Baltimore, as well as her latest play, There There, were published by 53rd State Press. As an actor, she has appeared in many notable new plays. She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Whitman College and a member of New Dramatists.

Catherine Cabeen

Seattle, Washington

Catherine Cabeen

Catherine Cabeen

Seattle, Washington

Catherine Cabeen founded Hyphen in 2009 to explore how interdisciplinary research and collaboration can be used to build new movement vocabularies. In the last four years Hyphen has toured nationally and internationally, and received support from both local and national arts funding organizations. In Seattle, where Cabeen was based from 2006-2013, she performed as a guest artist and presented her own work at numerous festivals and venues. Cabeen teaches in USA and internationally, is a certified yoga instructor, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College.

Teatro Línea de Sombra

Mexico City

Teatro Línea de Sombra

Teatro Línea de Sombra

Mexico City

Teatro Línea de Sombra is one of the most celebrated Mexican theater ensembles. Their roots in social and political theater and ensemble collaborations result in performances with visceral imagery, evocative soundscapes and rich storytelling. Twice awarded the Best Research Theatre in Mexico (2000 and 2005), they have toured in numerous countries in North and South America, Asia, and Europe, and are often touring their home country. Their most recent productions are Amarillo and Roma Baths.

Allen Johnson

Seattle, Washington

Allen Johnson

Allen Johnson

Seattle, Washington

Allen Johnson left Rutgers to paint in encaustic, crayon & pencil. Worked as a truck driver in NYC. Thought to drive west. Spent much of the 1990’s traveling the United States, performing monologues and spoken word pieces at venues from New York City’s ABC No Rio to San Francisco’s Paradise Lounge. Private study with Robert Creeley in ‘94. Johnson has several published works including, Love Is The Last Taboo (Vendetta Books), Highland Park (Last Night Press) and American Sentences (Via Sophia Press).

Beth Gill

New York

Beth Gill

Beth Gill

New York

Beth Gill is a choreographer who has been making contemporary dance and performance in New York City since 2005. Her body of work critically examines issues within the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies, through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception. Gill began her dance training with Rose Marie Menes and Tami Horowitz at the Westchester Ballet Center and then at the New York State Summer School of the Arts where she trained with Carolyn Adams and Julie Strandberg. She received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003.

Kyle Loven

Seattle, Washington

Kyle Loven

Kyle Loven

Seattle, Washington

Kyle Loven makes theater with transformed ephemera, projections and masterfully created puppets that are a far cry from traditional marionettes and muppets. In recent years he has toured to Amsterdam, Taipei, NYC, Minneapolis, Portland and other US cities. His work has premiered at venues such as On the Boards and the Guthrie Theater. He is the recipient of grants from The Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Ralph Lemon

New York

Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon

New York

Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, conceptualist, director, writer, and installation artist who is artistic director of Cross Performance, Inc. He develops intellectually rigorous and experimental performances. Lemon builds diverse teams of collaborating artists who bring their own history and aesthetic voices to the work. Projects develop over a period of years, with public sharings of work-in-progress, culminating in artworks derived from the artistic, cultural, historic and emotional material uncovered in this rigorous creative research process.

Crystal Pite

Vancouver, BC

Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite

Vancouver, BC

Born in Terrace, British Columbia and raised on the Canadian West Coast, choreographer and performer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt, and currently Artistic Director of Kidd Pivot. Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then she has created over 40 works for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Louise Lecavalier/Fou Glorieux. Pite is Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater I, Associate Dance Artist of Canada's National Arts Centre, and an Associate Artist at Sadler's Wells, London.

zoe | juniper

Seattle, Washington

zoe | juniper

zoe | juniper

Seattle, Washington

As a visual artist and choreographer, Juniper Shuey and Zoe Scofield 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 and Juniper began their collaboration in 2004 with I am nothing without you, for On the Boards’ NW New Works Festival 2005.  As collaborators their work has been presented nationally and internationally. They have had the good fortune to work with students and artists sharing their creative process in many cities including: Houston, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Budapest, Atlanta, Montana, San Francisco, New Zealand and more.

Dayna Hanson

Seattle, Washington

Dayna Hanson

Dayna Hanson

Seattle, Washington

Dayna Hanson is a choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA. Hanson has been creating work at the junction of dance, theater and film since 1987. She co-founded dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells in 1994. Her own short dance films have been shown at festivals internationally. Hanson’s work has received support from many funding organizations and foundations, including MAPFund, National Dance Project, National Performance Network and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation/US Artists International. 

Christian Rizzo

France

Christian Rizzo

Christian Rizzo

France

Choreographer, fashion designer, rock musician and visual artist are just a few of the titles for non-dance leader Christian Rizzo. Born in 1965 in Cannes, his artistic career began in Toulouse, where he started a rock band and designed a line of clothing. In 1996 he founded l’association fragile and began presenting events, dancing objects, solos and group pieces, as well as various projects and commissioned work in fashion and the visual arts. Since then, over thirty projects have borne fruit, not counting his pedagogical activities.

Mariano Pensotti

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mariano Pensotti

Mariano Pensotti

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mariano Pensotti, a young director and writer based in Argentina, has become one of the most noted experimental directors throughout the world. His unique sets and depictions of life are told with a filmic sensibility honed in years studying cinema at the Dramatic Arts Instituto Universitario Nacional de Artes. For his work he has won the prizes Rozenmacher, Clarin and Premio F; and the schollarships Unesco-Aschberg, Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Antorchas and Casa de América de Madrid.

Morgan Thorson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Morgan Thorson

Morgan Thorson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Morgan Thorson’s original works combine movement, light, sound and objects, always taking into consideration the site of the work, the representation of the body, the impulse of her collaborators and the history of the field. Based in Minneapolis, Morgan is a certified Skinner Releasing Technique teacher, a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, and an advisor for the SCUBA touring network. She began dancing at a young age. Morgan has received many awards for her work, including NEFA’s Fused grant in 2011 and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Jan Fabre

Belgium

Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre

Belgium

Jan Fabre (b. Antwerp, 1958) is well known both at home and abroad as one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his day. Over the past 25 years, he has produced works as a performance artist, theatre maker, choreographer, opera maker, playwright and visual artist. Jan Fabre is renowned for expanding the horizons of every genre to which he applies his artistic vision. Chaos and discipline, repetition and madness, metamorphosis and the anonymous are all indispensable ingredients in Fabre’s theatre.

Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith

Seattle, Washington

Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith

Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith

Seattle, Washington

Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith create absurd experimental comedic theatricals for modern performance spaces. Reggie Watts is the performer, composer, musician and writer while Tommy Smith directs and writes. Reggie and Tommy regularly hosted Occurence, a cabaret of alternative performers, which has been seen at Ars Nova, Galapagos, The Tank, Leftbank (Portland) and various unconventional spaces. When not collaborating together, Reggie and Tommy work on their “A-Side” careers, which can be seen at reggiewatts.com and smithsmith.wordpress.com, respectively. They live in Brooklyn and other places.

Diana Szeinblum

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diana Szeinblum

Diana Szeinblum

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diana Szeinblum is a dancer and choreographer. She interpreted and carried out the realization of the piece Cielosiena, then choreographed the play Mediocielo for Julio Bocca´s Argentinian Ballet. She also created the play Secreto y Malibú, which toured through Europe, America and Asia and received several awards. She choreographed A la hora de oro for the Ballet of the San Martin Theater, for which she received the Trinity Guevara prize for best choreography in the year 2003. Diana teaches composition and improvisation classes in Buenos Aires.

Radiohole

New York

Radiohole

Radiohole

New York

Radiohole was birthed in a Brooklyn basement in 1998 by Erin Douglass, Eric Dyer, Maggie Hoffman and Scott Halverson Gillette. The company has produced ten original shows that have been presented at venues around New York and have toured nationally and internationally. Over the years, Radiohole has earned a reputation as one of New York’s most tenacious and uncompromising ensembles. Radiohole is a recipient of the Spalding Gray Award, and has appeared at PS122 with Whatever Heaven Allows and Fluke.

Radoslaw Rychcik | Stephan Zeromski Theatre

Poland

Radoslaw Rychcik | Stephan Zeromski Theatre

Radoslaw Rychcik | Stephan Zeromski Theatre

Poland

Radosław Rychcik emerged from the exceptionally strong theater scene in Poland and is becoming one of the “it” boys of international theater for his use of an intense acting technique and simple yet specific stage design. Rychcik has directed shows by Bertolt Brecht (Versus: In the Jungle of Cities), Roland Barthes (Fragments: A Lover’s Discourse) and recently premiered an adaptation of Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. His work has been shown at Under the Radar (NYC) and will also travel to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, REDCAT (LA) and the PuSH Festival (Vancouver BC).

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes

Mexico City

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes

Mexico City

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, is an internationally acclaimed Mexico City-based theater company established din 1997. Both the company and director Claudio Valdés Kuri have received numerous awards from specialized critics and associations. They have performed in important festivals across five continents. Their long running season in Mexico City has played to sold-out houses and the company has organized several national tours. They work under simple principles whose consequences are widespread. Each project is approached considering specific risks and queries in an open debate. 

SuttonBeresCuller

Seattle, Washington

SuttonBeresCuller

SuttonBeresCuller

Seattle, Washington

SuttonBeresCuller is a trio of artists (John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler) who have worked collaboratively since 2000, when they met as students at Cornish College of the Arts. Together they create ways to engage viewers through mobile sculptures, street actions and temporary site-specific installations. Their work has been shown widely in Seattle in addition to national exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Jose, NYC and more. 

Michelle Ellsworth

Boulder, Colorado

Michelle Ellsworth

Michelle Ellsworth

Boulder, Colorado

Michelle Ellsworth is a dancer, choreographer, video maker, writer, cartoonist, and web designer. In her performances, Ellsworth combines dance with technology, humorously confronting issues such as biodiversity or problems with the shrinkage of the Y chromosome. Since 2007, she has created performable websites that exist as independent sites as well as live pieces. Her work has been seen throughout the US, including her 2005 work at OtB The Monkey Saddle and ED: The Word Made Dress.

Palissimo

New York

Palissimo

Palissimo

New York

Pavel Zuštiak’s original choreographic works and commissions have toured nationally and internationally to audience and critical acclaim. Through layering movement, powerfully evocative sonic environments, and projected photography, film, and staged theatrical scenarios, Palissimo has quickly established itself among the leading experimental theater groups. The company works with a roster of contributing and commissioned artists. Pavel was born in the former Czechoslovakia and trained at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam before he relocated to the United States in 1999. 

Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup

Montreal, Canada

Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup

Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup

Montreal, Canada

Frédérick Gravel has been active in the Montréal scene for the past ten years. He turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art. Advocating the intermingling of cultures and disciplines, he won over FTA (Festival TransAmériques) audiences in 2009 with Gravel Works, which was then invited to the Rencontres Choréographies Internationales de Seine-Sainte-Denis in France. In 2010 he returned to the FTA with Tout se pète la guele, chérie and Cabaret Gravel Cabaret, which have received great national and international reviews. 

Bruno Beltrão

Brazil

Bruno Beltrão

Bruno Beltrão

Brazil

Bruno Beltrão first began studying street dancing in Niterói in 1993, when he was 14 years old. During his time at university in Rio de Janeiro he built on his interest in that movement style andadditionally studied other dance forms. From this he began exploring the exchange between hip hop andthe reflexive and inventive environment of contemporary dance that would inform his choreography withthe company Grupo de Rua.

Theatre Replacement / Neworld

Vancouver, BC

Theatre Replacement / Neworld

Theatre Replacement / Neworld

Vancouver, BC

James Long and Marcus Youssef are stalwarts of Vancouver BC’s theater scene. Their companies, Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre, have been responsible for dozens of original works and innovative engagements.

Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger

France

Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger

Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger

France

DEFOORT AND GOERGER hail from France. They are musicians, actors, philosophers, pranksters, artists, and inventors. They excel at mixing genres, upending social codes, and not taking themselves too seriously. Their super-clever mix of visual art, theater, music, and sociology marked them as rising stars at the 2013 Avignon Festival.

Tere O'Connor

New York

Tere O'Connor

Tere O'Connor

New York

Tere O’Connor is Artistic Director of Tere O’Connor Dance. He has created over 40 works for his company and toured these throughout the US, Europe, South America and Canada. He has created numerous commissioned works for other dance companies, including the LyonOpera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project and solo works for Mikhail Baryshnikovand Jean Butler.

Amy O'Neal

Seattle, WA

Amy O'Neal

Amy O'Neal

Seattle, WA

Amy O'Neal is a versatile dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance educator with one foot firmly planted in Hip Hop and Street Dance culture and the other in Contemporary dance and performance.  She is passionate about the physical and philosophical intersection of these worlds, while honoring their cultural roots.  For fifteen years, she has taught and performed throughout the US, Japan, Italy, and Mexico, and she has choreographed for stage, commercials, rock shows, galleries, dance films and music videos. Her work is an amalgam of her diverse movement and life experiences presenting social commentary with dark humor and heavy beats.

Faye Driscoll

New York | NY

Faye Driscoll

Faye Driscoll

New York | NY

FAYE DRISCOLL is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director whose work is rooted in an obsession with the problem of being ‘somebody’ in a world of other ‘somebodies’ and all of the conflicts and comedy born in our interactions with others. Works include: WOW MOM, WOW a postmodern/pop musical/death metal fantasy (2007); 837 VENICE BOULEVARD (2008; Bessie Award) an autobiographical work taking place in a theater within a home; THERE IS SO MUCH MAD IN ME (2010) an exploration of ecstatic states; YOU’RE ME (2012) a duet distorted by props, paint and manic costume shifts; and she is currently at work on a series called THANK YOU FOR COMING that implicates the audience in the work and invites the sensation of co-creation.

Chris Schlichting

Minnesota

Chris Schlichting

Chris Schlichting

Minnesota

Chris Schlichting is a Minnesota-based Choreographer and performer creating work that begins with movement impulses and then accumulate carefully measured layers of cultural sources and influences. He was named "Best Choreographer" in 2013 by City Pages for his work Matching Drapes, which also received two Sage Awards, including on for "Best Performance" and one for "Best Design". He is the first recipient of the American Dance Institute's (Rockville, MD) Commissioned Artist award, a new project that provides commissioning funds, developmental and production support for a new work from one U.S. based choreographer every year. He frequently collaborates with artists from a variety of disciplines, including Morgan Thorson, for performances in her works Faker and Heaven.

Complex Movements

Detroit, MI

Complex Movements

Complex Movements

Detroit, MI

Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective supporting the transformation of communities by exploring the connections of complex science and social justice movements through multimedia interactive performance work. Lead artists are comprised of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/filmmaker Waajeed, hip-hop lyricist/activist Invincible, and creative technologist/performance artist Carlos (L05) Garcia. Complex Movement's work is inspired by the writings, philosophy and experience of Detroit based activist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), as well as grassroots networks in Detroit.

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

New York, NY

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

New York, NY

The mission of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.

Degenerate Art Ensemble

Seattle, WA

Degenerate Art Ensemble

Degenerate Art Ensemble

Seattle, WA

Degenerate Art Ensemble makes performance inspired by punk, comics, cinema, nightmares and fairy tales driven by live music and our own style of visceral movement theater and dance. Our work is an exorcism through collision and conflict challenging how we see audience, architecture, music, story, myth and reality. It comes out of a deep desire for communion and soul-exchange and transformation and a discovery of how art can find a deeper meaning in the larger society. 

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born

New York, NY

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born

New York, NY

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born work collaboratively to create multidisciplinary projects.  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 Production; an immersive installation version was featured in the 2008 Prelude Festival. Their second collaboration, Bronx Gothic, won a 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Production and continues to tour nationally and internationally. In June of 2014, they presented an installation entitled Bronx Gothic: The Oval as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival.  Their current project in development is Poor People’s TV Room, an early iteration of which was presented by Lincoln Center in the David Rubinstein Atrium in June 2014.

Findlay//Sandsmark

Norway

Findlay//Sandsmark

Findlay//Sandsmark

Norway

Findlay//Sandsmark (F//S) is a Norway-based performance company working across the disciplines of dance, theater, live music and video art. For the past five years the constellation of Iver Findlay and Marit Sandsmark have created several productions in the borderland between performing arts and installation, bending connections and correlations between disciplines to create live art that resonates from a physical and emotional plane. In that brief time, they have made five large-scale performances: now and nowhere else (2010), fractured bones/ let’s get lost (2011/2012), biograph, last year was pretty/shitty (2013/2014), o’ death (2014/2015), and (re)remember study (2015/2016) as well as several other shorter pieces/installations.

Big Dance Theater

New York, NY

Big Dance Theater

Big Dance Theater

New York, NY

Founded in 1991, Big Dance Theater is known for its inspired use of dance, music, text and visual design. The company often works with wildly incongruent source material, weaving and braiding disparate strands into multi-dimensional performance. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, Big Dance has delved into the literary work of such authors as Twain, Tanizaki, Wellman, Euripides and Flaubert, and dance is used as both frame and metaphor to theatricalize these writings. For 25 years, Big Dance Theater has worked to create over 20 dance/theater works, generating each piece over months of collaboration with its associate artists, a long-standing, ever-evolving group of actors, dancers, composers and designers.

Luis Garay

Argentina

Luis Garay

Luis Garay

Argentina

Considered one of the most promising choreographers of his generation, Colombian-born and Argentinian-based artist, Luis Garay, attempts to create links between scientific theories, poetry, and theatre. His work is most known for its ironic style, its extreme physical quality, and its search for new models of beauty.

Ahamefule J. Oluo

Seattle, WA

Ahamefule J. Oluo

Ahamefule J. Oluo

Seattle, WA

Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based musician, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Oluo is a founding member of and trumpet player in the Stranger Genius Award-winning jazz-punk quartet Industrial Revelation, and was featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2013 Future List as one of Seattle’s most promising artists.

Ezra Dickinson

On the Boards

Ezra Dickinson

Ezra Dickinson

On the Boards

For over ten years, Seattle dance artist Ezra Dickinson has created emotionally powerful solo dance performances as “gifts” for his schizophrenic mother. These gifts expand into one evening-length piece centered around his mother, who calls herself a “psychic radio star.” Childhood memories and personal mythologies blend in a performance utilizing Dickinson’s virtuoso dance talents as well as his considerable gifts in visual art and design. Providing a voice for his mother while also telling his own story, Dickinson aims to open a space for conversations about mental health and the failed health care system in the USA.