PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

 

Hunter's Point South Park

Hivewild ▾

Hivewild is a contemporary movement initiative presenting original movement artworks by Artistic Director Katherine Maxwell. Created to unlock emotion and ignite conversations, Hivewild’s work is rooted in listening to the body from the inside out. Hivewild has performed at the Smithsonian Design Museum, Center for Performance Research, Peridance Capezio Center, the Actors Fund Center and Triskelion Arts. Katherine has received the Outstanding Service in Dance Award in 2011 and has been featured in Art Zealous’s “30 Under 30-ish”. Her original dance film Through The Eyes of My Meal screened at 8 international festivals in 2016, in addition to receiving a Vimeo Staff Pick and Critics Choice on Nowness.

BS Movement ▾

BS Movement is a body of people researching the function of physical design and its relationship to the human empathetic response. Through teaching and performance, the collective shares and probes further into their philosophy: No matter our differences we all move, so we are all the same. Shaina Branfman (Co-Artistic Director) is a certified Laban Institute Movement Analyst and Bryan Strimpel (Co-Artistic Director) has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, David Dorfman Dance and ThirdRailProjects. BS Movement has performed at Brooklyn Brewery, 92nd Street Y, DANCE NOW, Triskelion Arts, NYU Tisch Summer Dance Festival, La MamA Moves Festival amongst other venues.

DANCITECTURE ▾

DANCITECTURE is a performance art, site-specific installation and movement project by architect/experimental dancer Kimberly Tate and multi-disciplinary performing artist Akim Funk Buddha. Kimberly is a dancer and design educator at Parsons School of Design and the Center for Architecture. Her multimodal practice integrates movement, design, art, architecture, mindfulness and critical pedagogy to create impactful human and social experiences. Akim creates borderless performance art, fusing sounds and movements ranging from meditative throat singing to high-energy Hip Hop rhymes. From the streets of Bali to Carnegie Hall, he seamlessly blends beat-boxing, storytelling, throat-singing with body-balancing, martial arts, and circus arts to create distinctly spiritual yet urban sonic and visual compositions. Performance venues include BAM Cafe, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Governor’s Island, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Rubin Museum, Blue Note, Bronx Museum, Joe’s Pub, Queens Museum and Carnegie Hall.

Movement of the People Dance Company ▾

Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to creating socially conscious contemporary dance theater choreography and connecting cultures through dance and community engagement. MOPDC was founded in 2005 by Joya Powell, a 2016 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. Her work blends dynamic contemporary dance with traditional world dances addressing historic and present sociocultural issues through dance. MOPDC has performed at venues including BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House, Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist Saturdays, SummerStage, The Bronx Museum of Art, FLICfest, The Performance Project @ University Settlement, Amnesty International's Human Rights Art Festival, The FLEA Theater, BAAD! and others.

The Equus Projects/OnSite NYC ▾

The Equus Projects/OnSite NYC creates site-specific performance works that focus on visceral engagement with the natural and cultural environment and the investigation of dancing in real time, strategic decision-making, and choreographic accountability. The company has created site-specific performance works, many with dancers and horses, in sixteen States and in Sweden with commissions from NPN, River to River Festival, Bates Dance Festival, CCA in Santa Fe, among others. Artistic Director JoAnna Mendl Shaw teaches throughout the States and in Europe and has taught on the faculty at NYU/Tisch, Juilliard and Ailey.

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez ▾

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, creates art installations, performance art, space intervention and contemporary dance performances using the body as the main instrument of construction. As an interdisciplinary artist who has been professionally trained as a dancer, actor and visual artist, Christopher has collaborated on projects in Latin America, the United States and Europe. His work harmonizes links between disciplines into a coherent whole to examine fundamental topics such as gender, oppression and social identity. He has shown work at Panoply Performance Laboratory, The Set Holy Apostles Gallery, Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Festival Nacional de Danza, Teatro de la Danza, and Festival Internacional de las Artes in Costa Rica.

 

Gantry Plaza State Park

Zullo/RawMovement ▾

Zullo/RawMovement, founded in 2010 by John J Zullo, is a NYC-based contemporary dance company. Zullo/RawMovement has performed at the 92nd Street Y, BAM’s EveryBooty Pride event, FLICfest, Dance Complex, American Dance Institute,14th Street Y, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, LaMaMa Theater, Eden’s Expressway at Movement Research, Dixon Place, Ailey Center, Green Space, Theater for the New City as well as the LaMaMa Spoleto Open in Spoleto, Italy. Zullo/RawMovement is the 2017 artist-in-residence at City College Aaron Davis Hall as the recipient of the Cuny Dance Initiative to create new work. Zulu is the recipient of the Arts Club of Washington’s Award for Outstanding Choreographer.

Kate Moore and Brendan Duggan ▾

Kate Moore and Brendan Duggan, both cast members for the critically acclaimed Sleep No More, are a director and choreographer duo who create immersive dance theater. Kate is a NYC-based theatre artist whose musicals and concert radio plays have been performed at Ars Nova, The McKittrick Hotel, Rockwood Music Hall and Joe's Pub. Brendan is a dancer and choreographer and the co-founder of LoudhoundMovement. He has presented work at Dixon Place, Brooklyn Brewery, The Actors Fund Center, Center for Performance Research and was a Springboard Danse Montreal Emerging Choreographer.

Kinesis Project dance theatre ▾

Kinesis Project dance theatre, directed by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates large-scale, out-door dance performances. Since 2005 Kinesis Project’s works have been experienced in San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Vermont, Florida and New York City. The company dances outside in sculpture gardens, universities, and parks such as The LongHouse Reserve, Battery Park, Riverside Park, Ft. Tryon, The Rockaways/Ft. Tilden, and many more. Additionally, since 2012, the company has created over 50 surprise performances all over New York City and the tri-state area. Kinesis Project was a 2016 CUNY Dance Intensive Resident on the roof of John Jay College, 2015 LMCC Community Arts Fund grantee, and was commissioned by The Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a surprise large-scale work.

Carte Blanche Performance/Shandoah Goldman ▾

Carte Blanche Performance is a NYC-based dance company founded by Canadian/American Choreographer Shandoah Goldman. Carte Blanche Performance devises dance-theatre works in specific sites which are accessible and relatable to a wide audience engaging with historical content and cultural currents. Their work has been presented at Joyce Soho, S.L.A.M warehouse, The World Financial Center, Fourth Arts Block, WestFest, Dumbo Dance Festival, Rabbithole, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Gowanus Art & Production, PS21, Abrons Art Center, The Greenwood Cemetery, NY Transit Museum, The High Line, Queens Museum as well as international venues, Tangente/Montreal, Studio 303/Montreal, The Place/London, Liverpool International Improvisation festival, Hirokoshi Shrine/Japan, and Stockholm Museum of Modern Art.

Jody Oberfelder Projects ▾

Jody Oberfelder Projects (JOP), founded by NYC-based director, choreographer, and filmmaker Jody Oberfelder, combines strength and virtuosic movement with levity and whimsical physical imagination. Recognized as "full of invention and wit" by The New York Times, JOP performs for international audiences at venues throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Venues include Centre National de la Danse in Paris, The International Festival of Modern Dance in Seoul, The Pusan National Theater in Korea, The Belgrade Dance Festival, The Merchant House in Amsterdam and nationally at Dance Place, Jacob’s Pillow, MASS MoCA, and The Yard. Oberfelder has presented her work at numerous locations throughout NYC including Abrons Arts Center, Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, Governors Island, Schimmel Center for the Arts, Symphony Space, The Jewish Museum, The Flea Theater, Joyce SoHo, and PS 122.

Loni Landon Dance Project ▾

Loni Landon Dance Project is a NYC-based contemporary dance company that creates and performs original works by artistic director Loni Landon. Landon, a 2005 Juilliard School graduate and 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner, is a highly sought after choreographer and her work has been commissioned by Keigwin and Company, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, BODYTRAFFIC, American Dance Institute, Northwest Dance Project, Hubbard Street II, Ballet X, Ballet Austin, SUNY Purchase, and Marymount Manhattan College. Loni Landon Dance Project has performed at The Joyce Theater and Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series, as well as at Bryant Park, Miami Pulse Art Fair, and the first annual Beach Sessions in Rockaway Beach.

Grounded View ▾

Grounded View, founded by Laura Jervidalo Ravn and Siri Lindskrog, is a fresh and exciting NYC- and Copenhagen-based urban-contemporary dance company that fuses different dance styles from House Dance, Hip Hop and Breakin to Contemporary, Capoeira and Yoga. Grounded View is known for its unique and abstract style of urban-contemporary floor work and experimentation and fusion of dance disciplines. The company has performed internationally and nationally including at the Au Delà Des Préjugés Festival in Switzerland, Copenhagen Culture House in Denmark, The Knitting Factory, Ladies of Hiphop Festival, The Highline Loft, Meridian 23, Arlene's Grocery, and Nublu, among other venues.

 

Queensbridge Park

PROJECT 44 ▾

PROJECT 44, founded by Gierre Godley in 2010, is an all-male dance company that strives to erase all preconceived notions about masculinity and the role of a male performer in the arts. With a visceral approach to choreography, the works of PROJECT 44 aim to showcase the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers. They have shown work throughout the US, Canada and Europe, including Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Nah Dran/Berlin, Dixon Place, Vashon Center for the Arts, BAAD, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Danspace Projects at St. Mark’s Church and the Jack Crystal Theater. Gierre is the recipient of the the 2016 NECF Award and Echo Award, he is also a performer in the Bessie Award winning show Then She Fell.

Community Workshop and Performance Group ▾

Taking place in Spring 2017 and facilitated by Kinematik Dance Theater, the workshop series is an initiative to bridge the gap between two disparate LIC communities that are physically and often psychologically separated by the Queensboro Bridge⎯new developments like Hunter’s Point and Court Square on the south side of the bridge, and Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing community in North America, on the north side of the bridge. The workshop is designed for residents of all-ages, different backgrounds and with or without prior dance experience. The workshop strives to inspire dialogue, engage both communities to dance together, explore their neighborhood through an artistic lens, and find a creative common language. Through different dance techniques and a toolbox of movement-based exercises and games, the facilitators guide the participants to create a performance together, which they will present in INSITU, creating an opportunity to perform alongside professional dance companies.

KrisSeto and ShoeySun [VESSELS] ▾

[VESSELS], founded by the choreographer duo KrisSeto and ShoeySun, is a Queens-based urban contemporary dance company that merges dance with film, theatre, fashion, music and fine art. Evocative, witty, and a touch surreal, their movement intersects traditional Thai and Chinese folk dances, hip-hop, street jazz, as well as influences from various contemporary forms. [VESSELS] has shown work at The Middle Passage, NY Fashion Week: McQ by Alexander McQueen, WHITE WAVE DUMBO Dance Festival, Danza Heights Festival, Mare Nostrum Elements’ Emerging Choreographers Series, Green Space Blooms, Italian Dance Connection, and Broadway Underground.

Parcon NYC ▾

Parcon NYC is a collective of movement specialists from diverse backgrounds ranging from Contact Improvisation, Parkour, Martial Arts, Somatic Therapies, and Conflict Resolution. Brought together through their interest in investigation of connection through weight sharing and touch with another and the environment, Parcon NYC is committed to inclusion, communication and community building across race, gender, ability, and age. Parcon NYC engages with public spaces through trainings, classes and performances, and received a grant from the LMCC to synthesize Parcon with hip hop to engage the Harlem Community. Parcon NYC has shown work at the Toronto International Contact Improvisation Film Festival and the Italian Dance Connection Festival.

KINEMATIK Dance Theater ▾

KINEMATIK Dance Theater, founded by Svea Schneider in 2010, is a NYC- and Lima-based urban-contemporary dance company that creates, performs and produces large scale site-specific performances, evening length dance theater, dance installations, multi-disciplinary performances, dance films, and facilitates dance education and outreach programs. KINEMATIK has created, performed and produced work nationally and internationally throughout NYC, Peru, India and Europe. KINEMATIK is the producer and presenter of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival.

Lucy Kerr ▾

Lucy Kerr is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, filmmaker, and performance and installation artist. Kerr creates films and performances inspired by the dissonance between reality, memory, and imagination. She was selected as a 2014-2016 Fellow at LEIMAY. Kerr has received commissions from Mono No Aware and the Center for Performance Research. Her film, performance, and installation projects have been presented by The Brooklyn Museum, The Chimney NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival, Dance Films Association, Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Co-Lab Projects (Austin, TX), Triskelion Arts, IDIO Gallery, The 2016 BEAT Festival, LEIMAY, The MATCH Houston, and MILK + Cereal.

 

Socrates Sculpture Park

Dance Entropy/Valerie Green ▾

Valerie Green is a Queens-based dancer, choreographer, teacher the founder of Dance Entropy and her permanent company home Green Space in LIC/Queens. Valerie has created 28 dances and 7 evening length works. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to various venues throughout the US. Internationally she has taught and performed in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, India, Serbia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Guatemala and Canada. As a guest artist, Valerie has received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, and Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania.

Wilder Project ▾

Wilder Project is an award-winning dance film and stage company founded by Wilder siblings, Holly and Duncan, choreographer and cinematographer. The company is dedicated to capturing raw humanity through movement and lens. Wilder Project has performed at venues like the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Current Sessions and The Boston Conservatory. Their dance films have screened at film festivals all over the US and Canada to critical acclaim and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. They have received dance film commissions from the Berklee School of Music, singer-songwriter Jennah Bell, and Hub New Music, and their film “undertow" won the audience favorite award at the Philadelphia Screendance Festival 2016.

Only Child Aerial Theatre ▾

Only Child Aerial Theatre is a NYC-based company of actors and acrobats who create ensemble driven aerial theatre. They specialize in creating poetic theatrical worlds where aerial acrobatics is a tool for heightened storytelling. Founded by actress/aerialist Nicki Miller and aerialist Kendall Rileigh, their work integrates theatre, aerial acrobatics, live music, overhead projection, shadow work, and other disciplines to tell visually exciting and emotionally compelling stories. Only Child has presented work at Burning Coal Theatre, Circus Now/NYU Skirball, The New Victory Theater, The Muse, and the House of Yes.

The Blue Bus Project and Tyler Gilstrap ▾

The Blue Bus Project, founded by Annalisa Iadicicco, is a cultural vehicle that shatters the confines of the insular art world by taking artistic expression onto the road, promoting dialogue for economic, social, artistic and political change by way of performance and visual arts. Its mission is to engage the public with conceptual art springing up in communities with powerful, provocative and interactive performances as well as workshops and multi media exhibitions.

Tyler Gilstrap, is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer and a founding member of Battleworks Dance Company under the direction of Robert Battle. She is the founder of the dance company TunanuT and has created and performed for such events as the Panorama Music Festival, Big Data 2015 tour, (Un)Scene art show, Ballroom Marfa, The Feast, and The Windmill Factory. She was the associate choreographer for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and for the film 'Love And Other Drugs’.

tedted Performance Group ▾

tedted Performance Group, is a NYC-based, performance-based, label-free, hyphen-loving group of creative minds from different artistic backgrounds gathering together in the name of collaboration to create art and performance. Founded by Teddy Tedholm, a finalist in the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, tedted Performance Group has presented work throughout the tri-state area including Triskelion Arts, Peridance Capezio Center, Performance Garage, Green Space, and the Current Sessions.

violetsound ▾

violetsound, founded by Brooklyn based dancer and choreographer Hannah Jean Hildreth, is a contemporary dance company that creates video and dance work for unconventional spaces. violetsound explores physical limits of the body where themes of brute physicality, intimacy, gender, sex and power are at play. violetsound has created dance installations, stage performances and site-specific work and has performed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, among other venues.