With a virtuosic command of gesture, language and song, this total theatre artist moves beyond the boundaries of what a 'play,' a 'dance piece,' an 'opera' or 'musical' might be, in the service of grappling with complex issues. His Opera / New Music Theatre productions have toured throughout America and to major theater festivals in Europe and Asia. In 2012 Rinde was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist, in 2011 he won a Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance as a collaborator on the album Lonely Motel on Cedille Records in 2011 and Rinde was finalist for Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.
Distinguished by a roster of the region's most accomplished musicians, KCO is a superb professional ensemble under the direction of Gary S. Fagin, serving the lower Manhattan community. The KCO is a meshing of the old and the new-classical music played by top contemporary musicians, performed in the fast-growing neighborhoods of old New York, in venues steps away from cobblestone streets and wireless skyscrapers. KCO has performed at the soaring atrium of the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the inspiring vaulted space of Trinity Church, Pace University's state-of-the-art Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts -- and at smaller venues around Lower Manhattan, including numerous schools.
An artists management firm based in San Francisco, CA, with thirty years of experience representing an internationally renowned roster of performing artists to presenters throughout the world. Susan Endrizzi Morris and Donald E. Osborne have been managing performers, booking concerts, negotiating contracts, and producing national tours for a distinguished international roster of classical chamber ensembles, orchestras and choirs, instrumentalists, singers, new theater artists and world music since 1982.
He has built his craft as a filmmaker, designer, choreographer and director,although he often takes on multiple roles simultaneously for any given project. He creates work that features cohesive and deep expression, integrating influences from design, film, dance, theater, and music. While manipulating the intersections of these forms he seeks to discover new expressive and kinetic possibilities in performance, presentation, and design. For Mark, there is no division between the acts of directing performers, arranging inanimate objects, or articulating light for a camera.
Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance
A contemporary ballet company that has been creating and performing new works for over a decade in New York City with the mission to create movement that engages the rigor of ballet with the humanistic performance values of contemporary dance. Her choreography uses the physically limiting state of dancing "en pointe" as a platform to delve into the range of human interaction and emotion. The exaggerated classical ballet form is directed to express sensitive and honest portrayals by her dancers. Music is paramount to Lavagnino's creative process and its influence pushes and prods her imagery. | www.lavagninodance.com
Suku Dance Lab
A New York based contemporary dance company primarily featuring works by Talia Moreta and Belinda Adam. The artists are interested in creating accessible, relatable work rooted in dance, exploring various concepts including culture, humor, theatre and more. Through the process of movement research and discovery, the founders find deeper insight to their identities. The work aims to create juxtaposition between flaws in the daily human experience to the serious nature and depth associated with dancing as an art form.
A New York based international movement artist who develops a connection with faces, bodies, and objects that exist directly in the space to call on something larger than the immediate entertainment demonstration of a performance. Recently, she has performed and choreographed work at galleries and festivals in Italy, Germany, Spain, and various cities throughout the U.S. In 2015, she received a grant and month long residency in Berlin to host workshops and premiere "Inner Peaces" at a solo exhibition at Takt Kunsprojektraum Gallery. | www.erikabb.com
The arts have been an integral part of Anthony Mastromatteo’s life for over 25 years. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Princeton University in 1992 led to a five-year position at Christie’s auction house in New York City in the American Paintings, 19th Century Paintings and Maritime Paintings and Objects departments. As his exposure to the art world expanded he began studying the practice of art after work at the Art Student’s League in New York City. In 1997 he made the transition to full-time art study at the Water Street Atelier, a school of art practice based on the methodology of the French Academy and the French atelier system of the 18th and 19th centuries, under the tutelage of Jacob Collins. In 2002 he finished his studies and made the transition to working as a professional artist. He has worked solely as an artist since that time. He currently has representation with galleries in New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland including Rehs Contemporary Galleries.
An actress and playwright of national and international productions. Her plays include:Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, The Trojan Women, Helen, The Persians, Oedipus, Ajax in Iraq, Kissing the Floor, Septimus and Clarissa, and Penelope. Grants and awards include: Great American Play Contest, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Th NEA, the Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, the Berila Kerr Award for Award for playwriting, The NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Grant. As an actor, she is most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Troy Kushner'sAngels in America, appearing in every U.S. production from its earliest workshops through its Broadway run.
A multi-talented artist with a strong affinity for interdisciplinary theater, and extensive training in vocal performance, dance, contemporary & comedic theater. His New York and Off-Broadway credits include 50 Shades! The Musical (Dance Captain for the recent National Tour); Deployed, The Musical; and Michael John LaChiusa's Marie Christine. Regional credits include: Hairspray, Pippin, Ragtime and A Christmas Carol, plus Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden in concert at The Kennedy Center. A graduate of Princeton University, Adam is an original member of the dance-theater troupe, Ensemble Dance, and has also worked with Susan Marshall & Company and White Wave/Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
As a pianist, Daniel Rufolo exhibits a diverse repertoire and a vibrant transmittable energy. As a composer, he synthesizes his understanding of jazz traditions and 20th century Western concert music to create works that invigorate, or facilitate mediation. Dan has engaged audiences throughout New York and the northeast and has released four albums since 2009 with a variety of musicians. These albums include:Novelty, Laughter, Bright, and Sacred.
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based live media artist. A graduate of Princeton's program in Theater and Dance, she has created performance-media pieces, installations, and video works at spaces including The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). Her animated short Dorian Green premiered at festivals in 2014. She has developed media for the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, and currently works at the Guggenheim Museum. She performs as VJ southLight.
An organization that seeks to cultivate a network of Princeton alumni who create, work in, and are passionate supporters of the arts and provide resources to support them.
A New York based choreographer, dancer and actress with degrees in Psychology and Dance from Princeton University. She has had the honor of performing in works by Susan Marshall and Rebecca Lazier, and staged productions of works by Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, and Doug Varone. She most recently worked with Ensemble Dance Company (“...And Then It Wasn’t”), The Kuperman Brothers (MOMS music video), and Shayna Strype (Homegrown). In 2012 she founded YNDT (Yael Nachajon Dance Theater), a company that examines the human condition through humor and absurdity. YNDT’s work has been shown at the Center for Performance Research (Terra Incognita), Green Space (ASAP), and Dixon Place (The Tendencies).
Exploring the narrative possibilities of theater, dance and music, this Dance Theater company has been creating wholly original performance pieces that synthesize movement, music and language for audiences since 2011. Ensemble Dance has performed at the DUMBO Dance Festival, the FAB! Festival, the CoolNY2012 Dance Festival, Fertile Grounds at Greenspace, WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts Center, the NACHMO Gala Performance, The Outlet Dance Project and TedMed Live. Ensemble Dance has also been presented by the DanceNOW RAW Studio, DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival Challenge and been a part of the NYU Tisch Choreographic Mentorship Workshop with Stephen Petronio as well as The Field's Emerging Artist Residency. Dixon Place has presented four new works by Ensemble Dance to sold-out houses and audience acclaim. www.ensembledancepilar.com
BiCoastal Productions has been matching the right talent to each venue and its audience preferences at the right fee throughout North America for almost a decade. Not to mention, of course, handling the 1001 other custom details that go into each booking – from backline and travel to ‘meet and greets’, hospitality, promotion, marketing and everything in-between. BiCoastal Productions talent roster offers exciting live entertainment options: from nationally known music artists and comedians to Broadway stars, music and dance productions, illusionists, mentalists, and tribute bands to a fantastic roster of Exclusive Artists that no other agency can offer. You name the music genre, and we've got it covered. It’s our commitment to serving clients and artists with the highest levels of integrity, respect and professionalism that truly sets them apart.
Gary S. Fagin has conducted, composed, orchestrated and arranged music for symphony orchestras across the country, ballet, Broadway and Off-Broadway, public radio, regional and repertory theaters, and university and conservatory orchestras. Mr. Fagin is Music Director of the Bucks County (PA) Symphony Orchestra and New York City’s Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra. He conducts the New Jersey Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the New Jersey Symphony and has appeared as conductor with numerous regional orchestras.
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Simon Morrison specializes in 20th-century music, particularly Russian, Soviet, and French music, with special interests in dance, cinema, aesthetics, and historically informed performance based on primary sources. He has conducted archival research in St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Paris, London, New York, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and (most extensively) in Moscow. Recently he has traveled to Tel Aviv, Beijing, Hong Kong, Montreal, Moscow, Copenhagen, and Bangkok to give invited lectures and graduate seminars. Among Professor Morrison’s many distinctions are the Alfred Einstein Award from the American Musicological Society (for outstanding musicological article), an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, a Phi Beta Kappa Society Teaching Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Serge Prokofiev Foundation
The Serge Prokofiev Foundation was set-up in 1983 by Lina Prokofiev, the composer’s first wife. Over these years, she devoted her formidable energy to promoting her husband's work and in the process, set up The Serge Prokofiev Foundation with the object of furthering the knowledge and appreciation of Prokofiev's life and works. After her death, the Foundation made the decision to create and support a resource with the aim of gathering, organizing and making available a huge variety of materials related to the composer and his times. The outcome was the setting-up in 1994 of The Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London.