Life During Wartime
at Manhattanville College
GOLDHUBER PERFORMED WITH
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JULY 15 & 16, 2011
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Works include the commissioned premiere of Whose Broads Stripes on the steps of the Federal Hall National Memorial, and Julius Caesar Superstar at Danspace Project in NYC; performing with Meredith Monk in Ascension Variations at the Guggenheim Museum, choreographing and performing in The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony, commissioned by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, choreographing for the students at SUNY Brockport and UTDallas, creating and appearing in The Cost of Living with British group DV8 Physical Theater at the Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney, London and Hong Kong, and acting in the play SWELL(ing) Relatives, written and directed by Valeria Vasilevski, at La Mama E.T.C. in NYC. New York season of repertory was seen at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW now NYLA) in May 2007, including the commission of HOODY. 26 city European tour with the Jan Fabre/ Troubleyn production Prometheus Landscape II from January through November 2011. Recently, Goldhuber directed and performed in Body-ody-ody for thousands of school children at MASS MoCA, and choreographed a work on the students at Manhattanville College.
Goldhuber's Sleeping Giant (based on Daniel Duford's story and installation) with live music by Tin Hat premiered
at MASS MoCA in August, 2008, following a two week residency. The New
York City season was performed at the Abrons Arts Center in October,
2008. His latest work, TRELLIS, premiered at the Abrons in May 2010.
Born in New York City, Mr. Goldhuber trained as an actor at Boston University and has appeared in many commercials, films and plays. He performed his cabaret act A Dangerous Habit at Upstairs at Greene Street in NYC. In 1995, Goldhuber received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for "sustained achievement as an influential presence in modern dance" and served as the host for the 2002 awards. He is the recipient of a 2002 Fellowship in Choreography from NYFA, and funding from the Jerome, Harkness, Bossak/Heilbron, and Joyce Theater Foundations, as well as the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the American Music Center. His work has been commissioned by The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Dance Theater Workshop, Lower Manhattan Culture Council (LMCC), Danspace Project, Performance Space 122, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), and Jacob's Pillow among others. Goldhuber was an artist in residence at the Joyce Soho in 2005, and at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center for the 2007-8 season.
Goldhuber began working with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1985 touring worldwide and creating roles in such landmark dances as Still/Here and Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land. Other work with Mr. Jones includes Sir Michael Tippet's New Year (under the direction of Sir Peter Hall) for the Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the BBC film version, Lost in the Stars for the Boston Lyric Opera, and Mother of Three Sons also at the Houston Grand Opera. On television, Mr. Goldhuber was featured in both Alive TV's Still/Here and PBS' Great Performances series documentary Dancing to The Promised Land. He continues to make guest appearances with the company.
His company, Goldhuber & Latsky (with partner Heidi Latsky) performed internationally (including a nine city tour of Switzerland) and received many commissions for new work, including The American Dance Festival (Primus/Tamaris Fellowship in Choreography 1997), The Joyce Theater, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, PS 122, The Cannes International Festival de Danse, Teatro Libero Palermo, and Celebrate Brooklyn! Goldhuber will join Heidi Latsky Dance at Montclair State University in 2015.
Other dance and theater work includes Fred Ho's Journey Beyond the West at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the title role in Golem for the Henson International Puppet Festival, and both Invisible Languages at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and Tales of Exile at Lincoln Center, with Ruby Shang Company. In addition to performances with Keely Garfield in New York and London, Mark Davis in Italy, Sherry Vine at Wigstock, Wallie Wolfgruber and Janet Lilly in New York, Larry performed regularly at the legendary downtown club Jackie 60. He was on the Artist Advisory Committee of Performance Space 122 in New York City for a decade, where his solo shows, When the World Smells Like Bacon premiered February 2001, and The Life and Times of Barry Goldhubris enjoyed a three week run in February 2004.
Rhetta Aleong (Dancer) Likes and enjoys working in Mr. Larry's process. She is happy to have an opportunity to try it on again. She is also a longtime member of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, writes poetry to help her color and deal with reality and has an ongoing relationship with the Divine, in all its forms. Respect to the birthplace, MayMay, Georgie, Dr. Peez, Nilla & Choc-E, Core Peeps and all Above, Below, Ahead and Behind. Love is all.
Ara Anderson (Tin Hat) is a performer, bandleader, and composer from San Francisco. He performs mainly on trumpet, but also plays bass trumpet, sousaphone, piano, pump organ, celesta, and glockenspiel. He is known for his own bands Iron & the Albatross and Boostamonte!, as well as his sideman work with Tom Waits, Sean Hayes, and Jonathan Richman. Ara's compositions (along with others by his Tin Hat band mates) are featured in the film "La Giusta Distanza" (directed by Carlo Mazzacurati) and a soon-to-be released film production of Tennessee Williams' screenplay "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond."
Arthur Aviles (Dancer) is a queer NewYork-Rican from the Bronx with a B.A. from Bard College, class of '87. He was a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from '87 to '95, where he received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award in 1988. He has choreographed for and danced with his 6 member dance troupe Typical Theatre since '96. Co-founder of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) since '98. Since '02 he has been Director of the Bronx Dance Coalition which puts out the Bronx Dance magazine. This is his third show with BIGMANARTS. Visit www.bronxacademyofartanddance.com for more information.
Gregory L. Bain (Production Design) has been active in media technologies, arts administration, theatre production, commercial and theatrical lighting design, sound design and stage management, as well as audio and video recording technologies, since 1971. During 30+ years of extensive world touring with numerous theatre, music, and dance companies, Mr. Bain has also co-directed a New York City based production company, GLB Presents. In 2003, Gregory directed his media technologies career, and stage management and theatre crafts skills toward becoming more active in early childhood education, human development, and social service activities that promote education, empowerment, and advancement opportunities within underprivileged and underserved families and communities. In 2007 Mr. Bain received a Masters Degree in social work (MSW). 2008 celebrates his 22nd year of collaborating with Lawrence Goldhuber.
Daniel Duford (Story and Artwork) is an artist and writer. He makes site-specific wall drawings, paintings, comics and sculpture to tell stories that meditate on myth in the American psyche. In July he had a solo show at The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta based on his graphic novel The Naked Boy. In 2009 he will install a major public art piece in Old Town and Chinatown in Portland as part of TriMet's light rail extension. His sculpture and drawings have been shown nationally including The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The Albuquerque Art Museum, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's and The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. His illustration and comic work has appeared in Tin House Magazine and the self-published titles, Radio Relay Towers, The Green Man of B Street and We Are on Our Mind (with C.Hollow). He was recently featured in Downy Bird Art Kingdom an anthology of West Coast artists. His writing has appeared in Parabola, Artweek, ARTnews, The Organ, The Bear Deluxe, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Technical and Ceramics: Art and Perception. With his wife Tracy Schlapp he works under the collaborative name Cumbersome Multiples. This year Cumbersome Multiples collaborated with Rafael Oses and Carla Kihlstedt for the performance Necessary Monsters at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Cumbersome Multiples also recently completed a project in Pont Aven, Brittany. He has a BFA from the University of New Mexico. He teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Alice Kaltman (Dancer) has been dancing professionally since 1977. Her own choreography was presented nationally throughout the 1980's in NYC by Dance Theater Workshop and Danspace Project, among other venues. At the same time Alice appeared in other people's work, and continues to do so long after hanging up her own dance-maker's hat. Most notably and recently, Alice danced with Kate Gyllenhaal's MOCO from 2000-2006 and in projects with the fabulous Heidi Latsky since 1991. This is her debut with BIGMANARTS. She is thrilled to be working with Larry and all the other amazingly talented, cool folks on Sleeping Giant.
Heidi Latsky (Dancer) is currently the Artistic Director of HEIDI LATSKY DANCE. She has received two nominations from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her work with director Mary Fulham and is a faculty member at Hofstra University. Recent commissions have included Li Chaio Ping Dance, Point Park College, Hofstra University, Infinity Dance Theater and the AIDS Service Center of New York City. Her latest project GIMP has been presented at various venues throughout the United States and will have its official premiere in November at the North Fourth Arts Center in Albuquerque and its NYC premiere at The Abrons Arts Center. It is the subject of two documentaries and an NPR story. Having worked with Lawrence with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1987-1993 and then with him in Goldhuber & Latsky from 1993-2000, she is thrilled to be reunited for this project. www.heidilatskydance.net
Eric Notke (Production Manager) Eric is the Production Manager for the Performing Arts at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA where Sleeping Giant recently had its world premiere. He is excited to continue his involvement with the production here in New York City.
Mark Orton (Tin Hat) Founding Tin Hat member Mark Orton is a composer/guitarist based in Portland, OR. Having grown up in a musical family, he is a multi-instrumentalist as well, performing on all manner of keyboards, strings, and percussion. He has written soundtracks for or contributed music to many films, both feature and documentary, including "The Good Girl," "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," "Everything Is Illuminated," "Sweet Land," and "Comrades in Dreams," along with the upcoming release "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond". His score for an experimental film by choreographer Laurie McLeod was featured in a Mass MOCA installation entitled "Waterhaven #1 (LuoYong's Dream)". Orton is busy as an arranger as well, working alongside producer Larry Klein while arranging strings for Madeleine Peyroux and Vienna Teng, among others. Outside of Tin Hat, Orton performs with his Aurora Septet and Lap Steel Trio as well as with the alt-country band The Old Joe Clarks. Additionally, he is a founding member of "Famous Last Words And Music", an artist collective devoted to the production and live performance of experimental radio theatre.
Liz Prince (Costume Design) has had the pleasure of designing a number of projects for Lawrence. Other design work includes: Bill T. Jones (Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Doug Varone (Doug Varone and Dancers, Jose Limon Dance Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), Trey McIntyre (American Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO), Mark Dendy (Dendy Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dortmund Theater Ballet), Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, Neil Greenberg, Pilobolus, Jane Comfort, Bebe Miller, Keely Garfield, Ralph Lemon and Arthur Aviles. Prince's costumes have been exhibited at The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) for costume design.
Seth Reiser (Associate Lighting Design) Seth also designs lighting for theatre and dance in and around New York City. Recent credits include: The Cabaret and Performance Conference (The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center), Disinformation with Reggie Watts/Tommy Smith (The Public Theatre, UTR), Rabbit Hole/Cigdem Onat, People Like Us/Silas Reiner and Kristen Arnold, The Dripping Portrait/Meg Madorin and Chelsea Bonosky, But I Expected/Jennifer Jones, I am a Camera/Constnace McCord (NYU), The End/Christopher Denham (Kiss Productions), Days and Nights, page 121, 11 and 12/Marc Weitz (Purple Man Theatre Company), Shakespeare's Tap Sonnets/Awoye Timpo (Novisi). Up coming projects include: The Women/Andrea Ferran, and The Vanished/Awoye Timpo with Novisi where Seth is the resident designer. Seth has his MFA from NYU.
Brandin Steffensen (Dancer) has danced with many choreographers including Yoshiko Chuma, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Tiffany Mills Company, Christopher Williams, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, and Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. He performed in Keely Garfield's latest production Limerence. Brandin was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. There he earned his BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and danced with the repertory Ririe Woodbury Dance Company touring works by choreographers including Alwin Nikolais, Doug Varone, Wayne McGregor, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Sean Curran, Keith Johnson, and Stephen Koester, among others. Currently, he is performing his solo adaptation of Deborah Hay's N.E.W.S. as he travels. Layard Thompson, Ede Thurrell, and he comprise NEWS GROUP and perform not the same solo an evening of Deborah Hay solo adaptations. Brandin has produced his own works in his show N.E.W.S. & More @ 8. He is the artistic director of the Catskill Collaborative, whose mission is to develop an audience for dance in Catskill through shows and artist residencies.
Tin Hat Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its five CDs , the group has also earned high marks for their captivating performances, sometimes including original soundtracks for classic silent film animation from Russia. Tin Hat's international audiences have grown over the years through many concert tours in the United States and in Europe. Founded in 1997 in San Francisco by violinist Carla Kihlstedt, guitarist Mark Orton, and accordionist and pianist Rob Burger, the original Tin Hat Trio was formed as a composer's collective, committed to creating a purely acoustic music that blurred the lines between composition and improvisation. All of their recordings feature special guests, among them such luminaries as Tom Waits and Willie Nelson, as well as their luminescent friends like clarinetist Ben Goldberg and harpist Zeena Parkins. After Rob Burger left the group in late 2004, Goldberg became a permanent member, along with multi-instrumentalist Ara Anderson, a San Francisco native. Outside the recording studio, Tin Hat pursues an active touring schedule both in America and Europe, as well as a number of special projects. The original trio performed as a quartet (with tuba), with a brass ensemble, and with a 12-piece ensemble of strings and winds. In 2003, they performed Orton's triple concerto for trio and 21 strings, commissioned by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Tin Hat has also accompanied the silent insect animations of Ladislaw Starewicz with a series of original scores which are performed live with these groundbreaking films. Attesting to the cinematic qualities of their music, Tin Hat is also featured on a number of "un-silent" film soundtracks, including "The Good Girl," "The Real Dirt on Farmer John", "Sweet Land," "Everything is Illuminated," "La Giusta Distanza," and the upcoming release "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond." Dance and theater companies are other frequent users of Tin Hat's music,e.g. Pilobolus, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Koresh Dance and Spectrum Dance Theater/Donald Byrd, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and The Pickle Family Circus.
Tony Wicks (Dancer, assistant to the choreographer) is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School. He was Assistant to the Choreographer on both BIGMANARTS' production of Julius Caesar Superstar at Danspace Project, and Keely Garfield's Disturbulence at Dance Theater Workshop, and worked as an assistant to the media artist Gretchen Bender. His Molly House Theater Company premiered in 2006 at BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) with the production Two by Copi. These are his first dance performances.
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design) is pleased to continue his collaboration with Mr. Goldhuber. Robert has worked in theatre, dance, new music and opera, with artists and directors from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, on stages throughout the country and abroad. Mr. Wierzel has a long history (22 years) with choreographer Bill T. Jones and his company, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (several Bessie Awards, along with productions at the Lyon Opera Ballet and Berlin Opera Ballet). Other dance collaborations include choreographers Goldhuber & Latsky (Worst Case Scenario-Bessie Award), Margo Sappington, Alonzo King, Sean Curran, Molissa Fenely, Susan Marshall, Charlie Moulton, Arthur Aviles, Trisha Brown, (How long), and Doug Varone, (Orpheus and Euridice - Obie Award-Special Citation). Other credits- Broadway: David Copperfield's Dreams and Nightmares, The Deep Blue Sea. Regional: A.C.T. San Francisco; Arena Stage; Shakespeare Theatre DC; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf Theatre; Goodman Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; Chicago Shakespeare; Westport Country Playhouse, among many others. Opera companies of Paris (Garnier); Berlin; Tokyo; Toronto; Montreal; Boston; Glimmerglass Opera; New York City Opera; San Diego; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Seattle; Virginia; Portland; Vancouver; and Chicago, among others. Recent New York project: Fela! A new musical, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones.
Janet Wong (Video Design) Born in Hong Kong and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Berlin and since 1993, New York. Began working with video in 2004 and has created video design for the stage for Lawrence Goldhuber, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Janet was trained as a dancer and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. To find out more visit www.jvideowork.com.
Patricia Hoffbauer is a dance artist whose own work and collaborations with George Emilio Sanchez have been shown throughout the Americas. She is currently working with Yvonne Rainer and the raindeers.
Amber Martin comes from Pt. Arthur, TX. Award-winning solo artist. Founder of comedic & politically inspired performance group, House Of Cunt. Currently performing in NYC, @ Steve Walters' infamous Cutting Room in her one person show Been On A Train & Other Lies
Sidney Boone (Senator) Oldest of 11 children, veteran of the U.S. Airforce & Army Reserves. Resident of Huntspoint - patron of Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD). Also a work in progress.
Eric Stephen Booth (Senator), director, producer, filmmaker, actor, performer, editor, playwright, screenwriter and just your ordinary native New Yorker, is making his dance debut in this production of JCS. Mr. Booth, winner of various awards for his writings and TV productions praises Lawrence Goldhuber on his excellence in choreographing and directing him in this fabulous production.
Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (Cello) uses a combination of computer, Max/MSP patches, field recordings, cello, electric cello, free improvisation, tiny instruments, and world music influences to create and perform music. Ever interested in the relationship between movement and sound, he has created or performed music for many choreographers including Merce Cunningham, Chris Ferris, Catherine Kerr, Elke Rindfleisch, and Ted Thomas.
Alberto Denis (Soldier) BA in Theater/Dance, Rhode Island College, summa cum laude.
Raised primarily in RI and now living in Queens, the city of his birth, Al is the Resident Producer of Dance Space Center's Evolving Arts Theater. He is a full company member with Arthur Aviles Typical Theater and palissimo Dance Theater, has worked previously with Heidi Latsky Dance, Erica Essner Performance Co-op and JoAnna Mendl Shaw's Equus Dance Project, and is now looking forward to a new project with Dixie (Fun Lee) Shulman set to premiere this fall. His own choreography has been produced at Danspace Project's Food For Thought, Dixon Place, BAAD!, Sal Anthony's Movement Salon, and SWEAT outdoors in New Jersey. Peace, love and joy to you, the viewer. =-) For more info contact: email@example.com
Marcelo Rueda Duran (Soldier) was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1974. He majored in Sociology at the National University of Colombia. Co-founder of Danza Comun with which he has toured to several international festivals as dancer and Artistic Director. Currently in New York as a research scholar sponsored by the Fulbright Commission to complete the Professional Studies Program at the Jose Limon Dance Foundation.
Thom Fogarty (Senator) has been performing professionally since 1973, with Peter Anastos, Timothy Buckley, Joseph Chaikin, Ping Chong, Jane Comfort, Alice Farley, Kinematic, Otrabanda, Tamar Rogoff, Amy Sue Rosen & Derek Berstein, and Laura Stanton to name a few. His own work has been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is thrilled to be coming full circle and performing WITH Mr. Goldhuber instead of AS Mr. Goldhuber. Thank you Larry, for allowing me to be human again and proving there is life after Lloyd. Can you feel a brand new day - INDEED!
Geoff Gersh (Composer/guitarist) is thrilled to be collaborating with Lawrence Goldhuber, his cousin, for the first time. He has been composing for dance since 1995 and has worked with Swan Pouffer, Karen Graham and Cynthia Oliver on multiple projects. Geoff received a Bessie Award in 2000 for his collaborative score for Cynthia Oliver's SHEMAD and has been awarded grants from NYFA, Meet the Composer, and the American Music Center.
Kathy Kaufmann (Lighting design) is delighted to be collaborating with LG & Co. for the first time. She is a resident designer here at Danspace and received a 2004 Bessie Award for her lighting. Recent projects include David Parker's Nutcracked at DTW, Karinne Keithley's Tenderenda and Polly Motley's Dancing the Numbers at Danspace, and Jody Oberfelder's LineAge and Landmarks of Dreams in Pennsylvania, Serbia and Montenegro.
Robert La Fosse (Caesar) was born in Beaumont,
Texas, received his ballet training at the Marsha Woody Academy of
Dance and joined American Ballet Theatre in 1977, where he danced as a
principal dancer for nine years. In 1986 he joined New York City Ballet
as a principal, dancing lead roles in many full-length classical
ballets, including the U.S. premiere of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo
and Juliet. He has danced a wide variety oforiginal roles in ballets
by numerous choreographers, including Twyla Tharp, Lynne Taylor
Corbett, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins. Mr. La Fosse has also
starred in the Broadway productions of Bob Fosse's Dancin' and in
Jerome Robbins' Broadway, for which he received a Tony Award nomination
for Best Actor. In addition to performing, Mr. La Fosse is also a
choreographer. Highlights include his first ballet, Rappacini's
Daughter created for 'Mikhail Baryshnikov and Company, and over 10
works for the New York City Ballet. He collaborated with John Kelly
and Company in Light Shall Lift Them for Brooklyn Academy of Music's
Next Wave Festival, and choreographed Stars and Stripes Forever for Les
Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo. Numerous television appearances
include: 'American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco', Twyla Tharp's Push
Comes to Shove, and the 'Live From Lincoln Center' telecast of 'Ray
Charles in concert with the New York City Ballet'. Mr. La Fosse
appeared as Dr. Stahlbaum in the film version of George Balanchine's
The Nutcracker. In 1987 he wrote his autobiography entitled Nothing to
Rosalynde LeBlanc (Senator) Rosalynde LeBlanc danced with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1993-99) and White Oak Dance Project (1999-2002). She currently works as a free-lance dancer with Liz Gerring Dance Company, Noemi LaFrance and The Metropolitan Opera, among others. In addition, she can be seen in Burt Barr's film, Roz, John Tuturro's Romance and Cigarettes, and she writes for Dance Magazine. She holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase.
Valentin Ortolaza, Jr. (Soldier) Although a native of Rockland County, he lived in Rochester, NY, for over twenty years, where he danced with The Rochester City Ballet, The Flower City Ballet, and The Hendrick Dance Project. Val has also performed in numerous musical theater productions, such as West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles and A Chorus Line to name a few. Thanks LA.
Hapi Phace (Senator) Hapi Phace was born (in a trunk) in Brooklyn. Best known as the emcee of Whispers at The Pyramid Club, he has appeared in numerous downtown performance art, theater, and film productions, He wrote or co-wrote and starred in I Told You These Heels Were Killing Me, Katz, Lincoln, The John Wayne Gacey Story, Cocinando Con Frida Kahlo, Sara Lee Entermann:Undercover Dietician, and My Tiny Life. Thank you, water.
Micki Saba (Senator) is currently on faculty teaching dance at The University of Texas at Dallas. She was a member of Dancers' Unlimited Repertory Company for ten years and has worked throughout the country performing, choreographing, and teaching as an independent artist for over twenty years. She received her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. Micki has a strong commitment to arts in education through Young Audiences where she creates performance programs and participates as a resident artist to provide custom made residency to young students.
Valeria Vasilevski (Editing Advisor)
is a director and writer with deep roots in the theater, extending back to original work with Jerzy Grotowski ('74) and evolving through performance art, dance theater, music theater and concert theater. This season she is collaborating on a concert theater work with Kevin Norton based on The Society of Spectacle by Guy Debord; with Neil Rolnick on a large music theater piece, The Pachinko Project; and with Frances White and Kristin Norderval on an original chamber opera, She Lost her Voice That's How We Knew. The Singing Bridge, another dramaturgy project, opens at Stonington Opera House in July. She thanks The Joyce SoHo for this great opportunity to work with Larry again!
Micki Wesson (Soothsayer, Judge) Former dancer and teacher. Performed with The Paper Bag Players and also with Meredith Monk, Bessie Award 2000. President Emerita Merdith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts. Current board member of Dance Theater Workshop.
David Brooks lives and works in Hollywood. Goldhubris marks his debut in the dance.
Jamie Bishton performed as a dancer with Twyla Tharp from 1985 through 1999, with American Ballet Theater (1988-1990) and was an original member of Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project where he worked until 1998. In 1998 he became Ms. Tharp's director of the dancers for her company, THARP! and toured with them as her assistant and as a dancer. Mr. Bishton received a New York Dance and Performance "BESSIE" award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 1995. In November of 2000, Mr. Bishton was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus Award from California Institute of the Arts. He was a producer with Dancers Responding to AIDS and is now a Vice President with NOARUS Auto Group in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Bishton worked on Patrick Swayze's dance movie One Last Dance in which he was Mr. Swayze's dance double and also cast as a dancer. His other film dance credits include The Next Step, James L. Brooks' I'll Do Anything, Reefer Madness: The Musical, and with Miss Tharp, on PBS' Dance in America - In the Upper Room. His choreographic work and company Jamie Bishton | DANCE has been presented at various festivals, showcases, and theaters in New York City and the United States. Mr. Bishton was one of the 7 co-creators on The Seven Deadly Sins at Jacob's Pillow with Mr. Goldhuber and he is thrilled to be performing again as a kiss. It is his favorite role to date.
David Parker is the artistic director of David Parker and The Bang Group, a rhythm-based theatrical dance troupe which was just presented in its sixth full-evening program by DTW last week. The Bang Group has toured widely throughout North America and Europe and is known for such signature works as Slapstuck, a duet for Velcro-clad men and Nut/Cracked, Parker's comic/subversive neo-vaudeville Nutcracker which has enjoyed two highly acclaimed runs at DTW. Nut/Cracked has been performed over 100 times in venues ranging from large performing arts centers to cabaret stages both here and abroad. It will appear in Boston next season as part of the Out on the Edge Festival. In addition to touring and creating with his own company, Parker has recently made new dances for The Julliard School, The Anna Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble, and, the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. This year he will also make new dances commissioned by Pittsburgh Dance Alloy and Groundworks Dance in Cleveland. As a performer, he has been joyfully appearing with Doug Elkins in his reconception of The Sound of Music called Fraulein Maria at Joe's Pub, and Fiona Marcotty Dolenga's Hidden Arena Dance. He serves on the board of directors for Danspace Project and The Field and also sits on the Bessie Awards Committee. He was a founding member of Pink Ribbons Project/Dancers in Motion Against Breast Cancer. Parker teaches dance composition at Barnard College and The Alvin Ailey School. For more information visit www.thebanggroup.com
Wallie Wolfgruber was born in a Bavaria and passed her stage exam in dance with distinction at the Vienna State Theater at age fifteen. Having explored the ballet idiom at the Landestheater Salzburg and the National Theater in Munich, she became captivated by modern dance, moved to NYC and became a principal member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1988. Other companies she danced with include the Rod Rogers Dance Company, Keith Young Dance, Donald Byrd/The Group, the Ohad Naharin Dance Company and Sung Soo Ahn. She has performed in Europe, Asia, Central-and South America, Canada and in over 30 states in the US, and started choreographing in 1996. Her choreography has been presented in Germany, Canada, France and in NYC at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, LaMama E.T.C., Joyce Soho, Joe's Pub, the Duke Theater on 42nd Street and DTW. Her video dance A Hands- On Affair (created with Alvin Booth) was screened at the Dance on Camera West International Festival in Los Angeles and at the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival. Certified in the Trager Approach/ Psychophysical Integration, she holds an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has extensive domestic and international teaching experience including: Co-founder and director of SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in Austria, choreographic assistant for Lar Lubovitch and director of the undergraduate dance program and tenured Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport. Recent activities include two commissions from Florida State University, joining their dance faculty for Spring 07, presenting an evening of works at the University of Rochester and at LaMama E.T.C.
Stanley Moss has been active in brand consultancy and image
communication worldwide for over 35 years for clients like Coca-Cola,
Honeywell, Philips, Intel, The New York Times, Citibank, Drexel Burnham
Lambert, France Telecom, and now, BIG. Moss' work as a visual artist
has been exhibited internationally. A career New Yorker for 25 years,
he now resides in Portland, OR. In August 2003 Moss was inducted into
the Medinge Group, the leading international think tank on branding,
which is based in Stockholm. Please visit his website for further
Keely Garfield, originally from London, England, has lived in New York City since 1986. She has received numerous commissions for her work, and has been presented at many theaters and festivals both nationally and internationally. Among other endeavors, Garfield has created work for ballet dancers (Dance Theatre of Harlem), antique puppets (Golem, Chechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre), musical theater (Gypsy, Sundance Theatre, Utah, Carnival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival), children (Reel to Real, Lincoln Center), students (Barnard, Hunter), and MTV. Garfield is a curator (with Peggy Peloquin) of Dance Theater Workshop's Family Matters series, and serves as the chair of DTW's Artist Committee. Highlights include: Deep (The Joyce Theater), Disturbing The Peace (Zenon Dance Company, MN), Iron Lung (Groundworks Dancetheater, OH), and Disturbulance (Dance Theater Workshop), Scent of Mental Love (Film for Radio Bremen/Canal Arte), and most recently Line & Sink Her (Danspace Project). Keely is very happy to be working again with Larry, her dearest pal! For more information visit www.keelygarfield.org
Goldhuber & Latsky
The 1997 recipients of the Scripps/ADF Primus-Tamaris Fellowship for Choreography, Heidi Latsky and Lawrence Goldhuber first worked together as dancers in the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. They have been creating work together since 1993 when they were commissioned by the Cannes International Festival de Danse. Other commissions include The Joyce Theater, The American Dance Festival, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, Teatro Libero Palermo, Celebrate Brooklyn!, and two from Performance Space 122.
Bill T. Jones a 1994 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, began his
dance training at the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY)
where he became co-founder of the American Dance Asylum in 1973. Before
forming Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982, Mr. Jones
choreographed and performed nationally and internationally as a soloist
and duet company with his late partner, Arnie Zane. In addition to
creating more than 50 works for his own company, Mr. Jones has received
many commissions to create dances for modern and ballet companies
including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, Lyon Opera
Ballet, among others. Television credits for Mr. Jones include Fever Swamp, which was filmed for PBS's "Great Performances" series, and Untitled for "Alive from Off Center" which aired on PBS. In 1992, a documentary on Bill T. Jones' Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land was aired on Dance in America as part of PBS's "Great Performances" series. Still/Here
was co-directed for television by Bill T. Jones and Gretchen Bender and
aired nationally and internationally. In addition to the MacArthur
Fellowship, Mr. Jones has received several other prestigious awards:
the CAPS Award in Choreography in 1979; Four Choreographic Fellowships
from the National Endowment for the Arts; two New York Dance and
Performance ("Bessie") Awards, and was honored with the Dorothy B.
Chandler Performing Arts Award for his innovative contributions to
performing arts in 1991. In 1993, Mr. Jones was presented with the
Dance Magazine Award. Mr. Jones' memoirs, Last Night on Earth, were
published by Pantheon Books in 1995. An in-depth look at the work of
Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane can be found in Body Against Body: The
Dance and Other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane,
published in 1989 by Station Hill Press.
Gretchen Bender (1951-2004) is a multi disciplinary artist. Her film work includes the television adaptation of Still/Here (Director's Gold Medal-FIPA Awards, France) and the film dream sequence for the dance opera A Mother of Three Sons at Lincoln Center and Houston Grand Opera. As a visual artist, she has had a dozen one person exhibitions and been included in hundreds of group shows . Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and The Menil Collection, Houston among others. She has worked extensively with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, including the visual concept and media environments for Still/Here (Bessie Award) and Freedom of Information.
Nuria Olive-Belles was born in Barcelona, Spain, where she began her studies in
dance. In 1986, she received a grant to study at Merce Cunningham
School in New York City, where she continues to reside. She was invited
to perform and choreograph at the American Dance Festival as an
International Choreographer for two consecutive years and was
commissioned to perform her work in such New York venues as The
Kitchen, Dance Theatre Workshop, Performance Space122 and DiaCenter for
the Arts. She studied film directing at the School of Visual Arts,
graduating with honors in 1994. Her second film, The Fight, won
the Golden Dinosaur Egg at Poland's Krakow Film Festival and second
prize in the Cinevue International Film Festival, Canada. Her fourth
film, Alicia Was Fainting, won Best Picture, Best Editing and
Best Directing at the 5th Annual Dusty Awards. Other awards include:
the Rodhes Family Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement; Bravo
Independent Channel IFC 1994, Outstanding Student Filmmaker Award and
the Silver Award at the National Education Media Film Festival,
California. Her feature film The Domain of the Senses, episode Touch,
won the audience award in the Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, Madrid.
She was the resident filmmaker for two years at the Jacob's Pillow
Dance Festival. Her most recent documentary, InvisibleWings, was selected for the BBC British Short Film Festival, London, 1999 and the Dance on Camera Film Festival, New York, 2000.
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