Robert RauschenbergVisual Artist | Set, Lighting & Costume Designer, Composer
Astral Converted, Astral Convertible, Foray Forêt, Glacial Decoy, If you couldn't see me, Set and Reset, You can see us,

Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, TX, and began his formal art education at Black Mountain College, following his discharge from the United States Navy in 1945. In 1949, he moved to New York and in 1951 received his first solo exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Mr. Rauschenberg's first one-artist exhibition was held in 1963 at the Jewish Museum in New York. He received the Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale the following year. He has worked in the performing arts since the 1960's as a set, costume, and lighting designer for various dance companies. A mid-career retrospective was mounted in 1976 at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, when Mr. Rauschenberg was selected to honor the American Bicentennial. Between 1984-1991, he was actively engaged in Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI), a tangible expression of his belief in the power of art to bring about social change on an international level, and the culmination of his long-term commitment to human rights. A major retrospective exhibition celebrating his work was offered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1997. Throughout his life Mr. Rauschenberg approached his art with a spirit of invention and with a quest for new materials, technologies, and ideas.

Roland AeschlimannSet, Lighting & Costume Designer
Another Story as in falling, L'Orfeo, Luci Mie Traditrici, One Story as in falling, Yet Another Story as in falling,

Born in Switzerland, he trained at the Bayreuth Festivals as an assistant to Josef Svoboda. He spent several years as Art Director in Osaka (Japan), was Head Designer at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and enjoyed a long collaboration with Herbert von Karajan. He has designed in venues across the world, including Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden, London, Paris, New York, San Francisco etc. His main designs have included "Tristan und Isolde“ (Glyndebourne Opera Festival); "Orfeo“, "Luci mie traditrici“ (Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels / Barbican Centre, London); "Giasone“ (Frankfurt Opera). He has designed and directed "Parsifal“ (Grand Théâtre de Genève / Oper Leipzig / Opera de Nice); "La Damnation de Faust“ (Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels; "Euryanthe“ (State Opera, Karlsruhe), "Nabucco“ (Grand Théâtre de Genève“. Other productions include "Luisa Miller“ (Royal Opera House London); "Il figlio delle selve", "Der Alte vom Berge“ (Schwetzingen festival / Theater Basel); "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, "Allem nah - allem fern“, "L’Oiseau de feu“ (Zürich Opera); "Daphnis et Chloé“ (Genève and Maggio Musicale, Firenze); "La forza del destino“ (San Francisco Opera); "Euryanthe“, "Mazeppa“ and "Manon Lescaut“ (State Opera, Karlsruhe); "Nabucco“ (Oper Frankfurt); and "Hellhörig“ (creation for the Biennale Munich). Some of his latest productions: "Belshazzar“ (State Opera Berlin / Festival d’Aix-en-Provence / Opera de Toulouse); "Moses und Aron“ (Düsseldorf Opera); "L' Upupa“ (Dresden, State Opera); "Maldoror“ (Prinzregententheater München); "Elektra“ (Grand Théâtre de Genève / Oper Düsseldorf); "Falstaff“ and "Stiffelio“ (National Theater Mannheim) and others. Photo of Another Story as in falling © 1993 Beatriz Schiller

Laurie AndersonComposer
O zlozony / O composite, Set and Reset,

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned - and daring - creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Her recording career, launched by O Superman in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). Anderson's live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world. In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her touring solo performance The End of the Moon. Recent projects include a series of audio-visual installations and a high definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts. She completed a two-year worldwide tour of her performance piece, Homeland, which was released on Nonesuch Records in 2010.

Robert AshleyComposer
Son of Gone Fishin',

Robert Ashley is known for his work in new forms of opera. In the 1960s, Ashley organized Ann Arbor’s legendary ONCE Festival and directed the ONCE Group. During the 1970s, he directed the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, toured with the Sonic Arts Union, and produced and directed Music with Roots in the Aether, a 14-hour television opera/documentary about the work and ideas of seven American composers. Ashley wrote and produced Perfect Lives, an opera for television widely considered the precursor of “music-television.” The stage versions of Perfect Lives, Atalanta (Acts of God) and Now Eleanor’s Idea toured throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Dust was commissioned for premiere at the Kanagawa Arts Foundation in Yokohama, and Celestial Excursions for the Berlin Festival. Most recently, The Old Man Lives in Concrete was presented at Roulette in Brooklyn. Ashley's book Outside of Time: Ideas about Music, was published by MusikTexte in 2009. Kyle Gann's biography of Robert Ashley was published by the University of Illinois Press in November 2012. Robert Ashley died on March 3, 2014, three months after he finished his last opera, Crash, while it was in rehearsals for premiere at the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial along with Quicksand, which was first released in novel form by Burning Books. More here.

Burt BarrVisual Artist | Set & Costume Designer
Accumulation with Talking Plus Repertory, I'm going to toss my arms- if you catch them they're yours, Twelve Ton Rose,

Burt Barr has had video installations at The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Platform Museum, Istanbul; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Museum Boymans van Veuningen, Rotterdam; ZKM, Germany; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, CAM at the University of South Florida, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens as well as MoMA for Elizabeth Murray’s memorial in 2008. He has also made several print-editions at Graphic Studio in Tampa, Florida. In conjunction with that facility, CAM at USF/Tampa have produced the video works, V-Formation (2004) and The Hawk (2006). Barr is the recipient of numerous grants, including six from the National Endowment for the Arts, three from the New York State Council on the Arts, The American Film Institute, The Andrea Frank Foundation, The Massachusetts Council on the Arts & Humanities, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and The Foundation for Contemporary Art. In 2008, he was honored as a visiting artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Barr lives and works in New York City. He is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., also of New York City.

Deanna Berg MacLeanCostume Designer

Deanna Berg MacLean’s recent projects include: John Jasperse’s Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies (Eleanor and Erin final section), Alexei Ratmansky’s solo for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Valse Fantasie, and Karole Armitage's 3T's. She created the costumes for Sarah Michelson’s evening length Dogs at BAM, and the New York section of Michelson’s Dover Beach at the Kitchen. Her collaborations with Aszure Barton include: Lascilo Perdere (Aszure & Artists), & Lamentation Variations (Martha Graham Co). Her work with Luca Vegetti includes Maa and The Oresteia at the Miller Theatre. Deanna’s work in ballet and modern dance has appeared on the stages of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow, Sadler’s Wells, Walker Arts Center, Edinburgh Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Brockenheimer Depot, Romaeuropa Festival & The Venice Biennalle.

Spencer BrownLighting Designer
Accumulation with Talking Plus Repertory, Another Story as in falling, Astral Converted, For M.G.: The Movie, For Merce, Foray Forêt, If you couldn't see me, Long and Dream, One Story as in falling, Snapshot, Twelve Ton Rose, Yet Another Story as in falling, You can see us,

Spencer Brown spent 10 years touring with the Trisha Brown Company. During his tenure he designed many dances with Trisha, For M.G.: The Movie still being one of his favorite designs. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1998 and has been a “fixture” at The Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City. He has also designed for the Red Hot 4th at Rice Eccles Olympic Stadium. Spencer has a BFA in Production Design from the University of Utah and an MFA in Lighting from the University of Massachusetts. While in New York, Spencer worked with other modern dance companies and Off Broadway Theatres. For the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch Night at Salt Lake City County Building, he co-designed the lighting which was broadcast to 150 countries. Spencer is now teaching lighting and stage management at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, while continuing to design for Hale Centre Theatre and The Salt Lake Grand Theatre. Spencer attributes his love for the theatre to his father, who instilled in him a great work ethic and sense of accomplishment. Spencer loves spending time with his family, preferably in the mountains of Utah where he can fish to his heart’s content, and looks forward to teaching his grandchildren the important skill of fishing. Photo of For M.G.: The Movie © 1991 Mark Hanauer.

John CageComposer
Astral Converted, PRESENT TENSE,

John Cage, in the opinion of many, the most influential American composer of the 20th century. Cage is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4'33', the three movements of which are performed without a single note being played. His major influences lay in various Eastern cultures. Through his studies of Indian philosophy and Zen Buddhism in the late 1940s, Cage came to the idea of chance-controlled music, which he started composing in 1951. The I Ching, an ancient Chinese classic text on changing events, became Cage's standard composition tool for the rest of his life. In a 1957 lecture, he described music as "a purposeless play" which is "an affirmation of life - not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we're living". Photo of Trisha Brown and John Cage © National Gallery of Art.

Elizabeth CannonCostume Designer
Da Gelo a Gelo, I love my robots., L'Amour au théâtre, Les Yeux et l'âme, O zlozony / O composite, Pygmalion, Winterreise,

Elizabeth Cannon is a clothing designer based in New York City. She studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA in Illustration. She originally wrote and illustrated children’s books working closely with Pantheon Books and the Gotham Book Mart where she had three solo shows. After a nine-month stay in Paris, she became interested in the world of couture & began designing and fabricating costumes and clothing. She has often collaborated with other artists, and her work has been included in and has been the subject of many gallery shows in New York City. She maintains a design studio where she creates clothing for a private clientele. She has been very privileged to work with Trisha Brown on numerous projects, including the operas Winterreise and Da Gelo a Gelo.

Vija CelminsSet Designer
O zlozony / O composite,

Vija Celmins was born in Riga in 1938, immigrated to the US with her family in 1949, and in 1965 received a degree in Art from UCLA. Her first exhibition of hyper-realistic paintings of large-scale daily objects was shown in 1965 followed by a series of paintings executed in grey made from photographs. Photography became central to her research. From 1966 to 1972, she taught painting and drawing at the University of California of Irvine and Yale and in 1969, she turned to more abstract painting and adopted a new technique with graphite pen on paper, drawing the illusion of the work by knot-works of individual lines. She produced a series representing the surface of the moon, the sea, the desert, or the constellations. Her work is regularly shown in the United States and abroad (in Paris, at the Centre George Pompidou, 2006). Her works of art are represented in several public collections and have appeared in numerous publications. Vija Celmins lives and works in New York.

William ChristieConductor
L'Amour au théâtre, Les Yeux et l'âme, Pygmalion,

William Christie, harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist and teacher, is the inspiration behind one of the most exciting musical adventures of the last thirty years. His pioneering work has led to a renewed appreciation of Baroque music in France, notably of the 17th and 18th century French repertoire, which he has introduced to a very wide audience. Born in Buffalo (New York State), William Christie studied at Harvard and Yale Universities, and has lived in France since 1971. The turning point in his career came in 1979 when he founded Les Arts Florissants. As Director of this vocal and instrumental ensemble, Christie soon made his mark as a musician and man of the theatre, in both the concert hall and the opera house, with new interpretations of largely neglected or forgotten repertoire. Major public recognition came in 1987 with the production of Lully’s Atys at the Opéra Comique in Paris, which then went on to tour internationally with much success. Photo of William Christie and Trisha Brown © 2010 Carrie J. Brown.

Alvin CurranComposer
Another Story as in falling, For M.G.: The Movie, I'm going to toss my arms- if you catch them they're yours, One Story as in falling, Rogues, Yet Another Story as in falling,

Alvin Curran has realized a long and fruitful career as a composer/performer/ installation artist, writer and teacher in the American experimental music tradition. Born in Providence in 1938 he studied with Ron Nelson, Elliott Carter and Mel Powell, co-founded the group Musica Elettronica Viva in 1966 in Rome where he currently resides. His music whether chamber works, radio-art, large-scale environmental theater or solo performance, embraces all sounds, all spaces and all people. More here. Photo © Claudio Casanova 2002.

Christophe de MenilCostume Designer
Geometry of Quiet,

Designer Christophe de Menil was born in France, and raised in Houston amidst the legendary collection of her parents, John and Dominique de Menil. At a young age Miss de Menil became well known for wearing the work of renowned designers, including fashion icon Madame Gres. Since her teens, Miss de Menil has also been a steady friend and patron of contemporary artists, architects and designers, including Matisse, Le Corbusier, Barnett Newman, de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Mark di Suvero, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Luis Barragán, Tadao Ando, among many, many others. Inspired by these outstanding people, Miss de Menil established herself as a notable costume designer, producing work for Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Robert Wilson. While collaborating with Wilson she also created jewelry with the extraordinary Claude Lalanne. Miss de Menil’s designs are a distillation of these remarkable collaborations and friendships, and her jewelry and clothing design hold the echoes of an immersion in the great theater costume departments of Europe: Munich’s Kammerspiele, Rotterdam’s National Theater, the Chatelet in Paris, Amsterdam’s Opera House, Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera, Sicily’s Summer Festival in Gibellina.

Barry DossCostume Designer

Barry Doss received a BA in theatre with a minor in fashion design from TCU. He was resident costume designer for Dance Kaleidoscope and performed in a European tour of HAIR. Since moving to NYC, he has worked in costume shops, for TV pilots, independent films and Broadway shows. Some notable wardrobe jobs include Phantom of the Opera, 1776, Finian's Rainbow, Jane Eyre the Musical, Chinglish, The Scottsboro Boys, Putting It Together, The Vertical Hour, Three Days of Rain and Wicked. He has been an associate costume designer on Broadway earning his union membership with United Scenic Artists Local 829 on such shows as The Seafarer, Hamlet, La Bete, RED, Exit the King and Evita. He recently returned home to Texas to design Steel Magnolias at Stephen F. Austin University. After returning to NYC, he co-designed Foreverman the Musical for the NY Musical Theatre Festival.

Marc DownieSet Designer
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Photo of how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume... © Nan Melville.

Dave DouglasComposer
El Trilogy, Five Part Weather Invention, Groove and Countermove,

At the First Annual New York Jazz Awards, the Jazz Journalist’s Association chose Dave Douglas as Best Trumpeter of 1998, and the 1998 Downbeat critics’ poll chose him as Jazz Artist of the Year in its “talent deserving wider recognition” category. In 1996 he was named New Musician of the Year by the Italian jazz critics’ society. Douglas’ recordings have been named among the best of the year in ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’97 by publications such as the New York Times, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and the Village Voice.

Douglas has received fellowships for his work from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and more recently, Arts International, which helped finance a trip to India by his new Hindu-influenced group, Satya. In February 1996 Douglas toured as a guest with the Clusone Trio (Michael Moore, Ernst Reijseger, and Han Bennink), one of Holland’s most exciting improvisation ensembles.

Douglas’s diversity of influences are reflected in the music he writes for his own ensembles: Charms of the Night Sky, the Tiny Bell Trio, the Dave Douglas String Group, a jazz Quartet and Sextet, the electric octet Sanctuary, as well as more recent projects exploring the meeting points of improvisation and Indian music, Musique Concrete, and orchestral music. Douglas also performs as a member of John Zorn’s Masada, and Myra Melford’s The Same River Twice, and has recorded with Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Anthony Braxton, Han Bennink, Tim Berne, Uri Caine, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Mark Dresser, Suzanne Vega, Ed Thigpen, and Vincent Herring.

Beverly EmmonsLighting Designer

Beverly Emmons has designed for Broadway, Off Broadway and Regional Theater, Dance and Opera both in the USA and abroad. Her Broadway credits include, Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, A Day In Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, The Dresser, Piaf and Doonesbury. Her lighting of Amadeus won a Tony award. Off Broadway, she lit Vagina Monologues and has designed many productions with Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk. For Robert Wilson, she has designed lighting for productions spanning 13 years; most notably in America, Einstein on the Beach and the Civil Wars Pt V. Ms Emmons’ designs for dance have included works for Trisha Brown, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. She has been awarded seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing Design Awards.

Shelley EshkarSet Designer
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Photo of how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume... © Nan Melville

Simone Forti Choreographer | Sound Composer

Simone Forti came of age in the 1950s and 60s and developed out of two main influences: dance improvisation which she studied with Anna Halprin, and the legendary Judson Dance Theater that revolutionized modern dance in New York at a historical moment of dialogue between artists, musicians, poets and dancers. From her early minimalist dance-constructions, through her animal movement studies, land portraits and news animations, Forti has had a seminal influence on her field. For the past two decades she has been developing "Logomotion," an improvisational dance/narrative form. Forti's book "Handbook in Motion" was published in 1974 by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her book, "Oh, Tongue," was published in 2003 by Beyond Baroque Books. An article of hers is featured in "Taken by Surprise, A Dance Improvisation Reader," published in 2003 by the Wesleyan University Press. Forti has received various grants including six National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. In 1995 she received the Dance Theater Workshop’s New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for sustained achievement, and in 2004 she received the Lester Horton Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Dance Recourse Center of Los Angeles. She is a recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Nancy GravesVisual Artist | Set & Costume Designer
Lateral Pass, For Merce,

Photo of Lateral Pass © 1985 Babette Mangolte

IrieCostume Designer

Photo of M.O. © Chris Callis

Daniel JenneteauSet Designer
Da Gelo a Gelo,

Daniel Jeanneteau was born in 1963 in Moselle, France. He studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and then at the school of National Theatre of Strasbourg. He has directed and designed the stage sets of Iphigenia by Jean Racine (2001); The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg (2003); Blasted by Sarah Kane (2005); Into The Little Hill, an opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp at the Opera Bastille (2006); Adam and Eva by Mikhail Bulgakov (2007); Bulbus by Anja Hilling (2011). He directed in collaboration with Marie-Christine Soma Les Assassins de la charbonnière by Kafka and Labiche (2008 - 2010); Feux by August Stramm, created in 2008 at the Avignon Festival; Scissors, paper, stone by Daniel Keene (2010). As set designer, he designed all the stage sets for Claude Regy from 1989 to 2003. He also designed the stage sets for Catherine Diverres, Gerard Desarthe, Eric Lacascade, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Alain Ollivier, Marcel Bozonnet, Nicolas Leriche, Jean-Baptiste Sastre, Trisha Brown, Jean-François Sivadier, and Pascal Rambert. Associate Artist at the Théâtre Gérard Philipe of Saint-Denis from 2002 to 2007, at the Espace Malraux from 2006 to 2007, at the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens from 2007, at the National Theatre of La Colline in Paris from 2009 to 2011. Winner of the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in 1998, Winner of the Villa Medicis Hors les Murs in Japan in 2002, Grand Prize of the Union of Criticism in 2000 and 2004. Since January 2008 he has served as director of the Studio-Théâtre de Vitry.

Enrico JobSet Designer

Photo of Carmen © Luciano Romano

Donald JuddVisual Artist | Set & Costume Designer
Son of Gone Fishin', Newark (Niweweorce),

Donald Judd revolutionized practices and attitudes surrounding art making and the exhibition of art, primarily advocating for the permanent installation of works by artists in carefully selected environments. Judd achieved this goal for his own work and that of his colleagues at both his studio and residence at 101 Spring Street in New York and in various locations in and around Marfa, Texas. Judd served in the United States Army, then attended The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Art Students League, New York; and Columbia University, New York, where he received a B.S. in Philosophy, cum laude, in 1953. Judd’s first solo exhibition was in 1957 at the Panoras Gallery, New York, the same year he began graduate studies at Columbia University. Judd worked as a critic for ARTnews, Arts Magazine, and Art International and exhibited regularly and widely at galleries in New York as well as across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Judd moved to Marfa, Texas, in 1972, where he would live and work until his death on February 12, 1994.

Paul KaiserSet Designer
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Paul Kaiser is a digital artist and writer. In the 1980s Kaiser spent ten years teaching students with severe learning disabilities, with whom he collaborated on making multimedia depictions of their own minds. From this work, he derived two key ideas — mental space and drawing as performance — which became the points of departure for the digital artworks he has been making since the mid-90s. With his two OpenEndedGroup colleagues Shelley Eshkar and Marc Downie, he’s created works that span a wide range of forms and disciplines, including dance, music, installation, film, and public art. Outside collaborators have included Robert Wilson, Merce Cunningham, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, the Flux Quartet, and Wayne McGregor.
In 2008, Kaiser received the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; in 1999, a Bessie; in 1995, a Guggenheim Fellowship; and in 1992 a ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Award. He has taught at Wesleyan, Harvard, Columbia, and San Francisco State. More on OpenEnded Group here.

Richard (Dickie) LandryComposer

Born in Cecilia, Louisiana, Mr. Landry has performed his solo saxophone works in major venues in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Cuba, Haiti, South America, India, and Japan. Besides his solo work, Mr. Landry has performed and collaborated with other composers, musicians, artists, theatre directors and choreographers including, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, David Bryne, Robert Plant, Robert Wilson, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Rauschenberg, Gordon Matta-Clark and Trisha Brown. His return to Lafayette, Louisiana has him performing with the All Star Legendary Swamp Pop group, Lil Band o’ Gold and the Creole Reggae group, True Man Posse. Mr. Landry worked with Robert Wilson as music director/performer/composer on “1433” “The Grand Voyage” a Music theater work inspired by the story of Admiral Zheng He. World Premiere at National Theatre 2/2/10’. Music by Richard Landry, Ornette Coleman and Chih-Chung Huang. Staring, Chinese Opera Diva, Mei-Yun Tang and Chih-Chung Huang. Tim Yip costumes. Mr. Landry’s paintings, videos, photographs and drawings have been shown in galleries and museums around the world. Most notably, Leo Castelli Gallery, Whitney Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Texas Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Art, Basel Art Fair, Brazil Biennale, New Orleans Museum of Art and Arthur Rogers Gallery to name a few. Photo © Jack Mitchell.

Babette MangolteFilmmaker
Roof Piece, Watermotor,

Babette Mangolte (Filmmaker) is an experimental filmmaker living in New York City. She is known for her films and photography of dance, theater and performances. Her work was included with several performance photographs and two film installations in a show titled "Art, Lies and Videotapes: Exposing Performance" at TATE Liverpool (2003). Among her more recent shows, “Live Art on Camera” at John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, UK), “Un teatre sense teatre” at Museu d’Art Contemporari de Barcelona, (tour to Museu Berardo (Lisbon) and Mangolte’s first solo show in the US at BROADWAY 1602, (NYC), all in 2007 and in 2008 a two films installation titled Presence at the Berlin Biennale 2008 and a second solo show at Broadway 1602 titled “Collision”. A new photo installation TOUCHING was included in a show at Akademie der Künste “re.act.feminism – performancekunst der 1960er & 70er jahre heute” until 2009. She was in residency at OCA in Oslo, Norway in May 2009. In 2010, she was included in the Whitney Biennial, Migros Museum (Zurich), Broadway 1602 (NYC) and Scorcha Dallas (Glasgow). She was included in “Mixed Use: Manhattan” at Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid). Mangolte has published essays on photography, documenting performance and changing technologies. Photo © 2010 Julia Nason.

Julie MartinSculpture Reconstruction Supervisor

Julie Martin graduated from Radcliffe College and received a Masters degree in Russian Studies from Columbia University. In 1966 she worked with Robert Whitman during the performance series 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering. She joined the staff of Experiments in Art and Technology in 1967, and over the years worked closely with Billy Klüver on projects and activities of the organization, including the project to help Fujiko Nakaya develop a fog sculpture for Opal Loop -- first at the DC generating station on Lafayette Street and then for the large stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Currently she is working on a series of films that document the ten artists’ performances at 9 Evenings. Also she is coordinating producer for a new performance by Robert Whitman and is editing a book on the art and technology writings of Billy Klüver.

Galina MihalevaCostume Designer
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Galina Mihaleva is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the school of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, where she teaches Technology, Art and Fashion. Her work and research deal primarily with the dialogue between body and dress, driven by the idea of having both a physical and a psychological relationship with a garment as a responsive clothing - wearable technology. Prior to joining NTU, Galina thought at Arizona State University for more than 15 years costume design and designed for world renown choreographers in USA, ASIA and Europe. In 1993 Galina left Bulgaria and moved to USA to study at Arizona State University. She holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in fine arts and is presently a Ph.D. candidate at the Academy of fine Arts in Sofia, investigating “The role of the designer in the era of Smart textiles and Wearable technology”. As an extension of her education in 2011 she earned an Image consultant certificate from the Fashion Institute and Technology in New York and in 2013 she received her certification in Smart Textiles, from Gent University in Belgium. She is the founder of Galina Couture in Scottsdale Arizona, where her team develops exclusive collections of one of kind designs. Her interest in fashion lies in exploring the extent to which we experience fashion (emotional, intellectual and sensual aspects) and how we might be able to accomplish a higher state of connectivity between the body and our clothing. Her art and design work has been shown in festivals, galleries and museums across United States, Asia,Central and South America and Europe. In 2007 she was nominated for the best design award at Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Beyond in-depth analysis of cultural values she combines traditional tailoring methods while developing and using new materials and innovative construction proses. Unbounded by the old rules, Galina now offers her work as a testimony to the power of beauty and expression, and to the transcendent human spirit. She regards her works as being timeless. Photo of how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume... © Nan Melville

Elizabeth MurraySet & Costume Designer

Elizabeth Murray was born in Chicago in 1940. She earned a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. A pioneer in painting, Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions. Jutting out from the wall and sculptural in form, Murray’s paintings and watercolors playfully blur the line between the painting as an object and the painting as a space for depicting objects. The recipient of many awards, Murray received the Skowhegan Medal in Painting in 1986, the Larry Aldrich Prize in Contemporary Art in 1993, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award in 1999. Her work is featured in many collections, including the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Elizabeth Murray lived and worked in New York, and died in August 2007.

Fujiko NakayaVisual Artist & Designer
Opal Loop / Cloud Installation #72503 ,

Fujiko Nakaya was born in 1933 in Sapporo, Japan, and holds degrees from Northwestern University. As a member of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Nakaya created the world's first fog sculpture at the Pepsi Pavilion, Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. Since then, she has worked extensively with pure-water fog, creating fog installations, performances, fog stage sets, and environmental park designs. She has also organized video and television festivals biannually in Tokyo. In 1980, she opened the Video Gallery SCAN in Tokyo, showing new video works of Japanese and foreign artists. Permanent installation of her fog works include: Foggy Wake In a Desert: An Ecosphere (1983) for the Australian National Gallery; Skyline (1989) for the Jardin de I'eau, in the Parc de la Villette, Paris; Foggy Forest (1992) for the Showa Memorial National Park near Tokyo; and Fog Sculpture #0802 (1998) at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. In recent years, Nakaya worked on a permanent fog installation in Taipei, Taiwan and participated in the Shanghai Expo in 2010. Photo of Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503 © 1980 Babette Mangolte.

Kenjiro OkazakiVisual Artist | Set & Costume Designer

Kenjiro Okazaki is a Japanese visual artist whose works span over several genres, including painting, sculpture (which includes reliefs and constructions), as well as landscape design and architecture. Many of his works have been featured in public collections throughout Japan and in various exhibitions around the world. In 2002, Okazaki participated in the Venice Biennale as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition.
Since its inception in 2001, Okazaki has been energetically directing the Yotsuya Art Studium, an innovative art school in central Tokyo.

Salvatore SciarrinoComposer

Salvatore Sciarrino, born in Palermo in 1947, pursued childhood interests in the visual arts until music, in which he was precocious, was victorious. Originally self-taught, Sciarrino began composing at age 12; the first public performance of his music took place when he was 15, during the fourth international New Music week in Palermo (he dismisses the music written between 1959 and 1965 as belonging to an immature period of his apprenticeship). After completing his studies, he moved to Rome, then to Milan, and finally to Città di Castello (near Perugia and Arezzo). Sciarrino was artistic director of Bologna’s Teatro Comunale; has taught at the conservatories of Milan, Perugia, and Florence; and has held master classes in many locations. A prolific composer who has won many awards, he has produced a huge body of solo, chamber, vocal, electronic, and orchestral works, as well as four operas, a singspiel, and other compositions for the stage. Sciarrino also has written nearly 150 articles on musical

Judith SheaCostume Designer
Son of Gone Fishin', Line Up, Opal Loop / Cloud Installation #72503 ,

Judith Shea has made a study of the human figure in many guises and materials, from her iconic ‘clothing’ work of the 1970s to carved wooden anti-monuments of the 1990s, often quoting art history to comment on our life now. Her early cloth works were the link to her collaboration with Trisha Brown on Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503 (1979) and Son of Gone Fishin’ (1981), as well as other designs for the Eye and Ear Theatre Company in New York in 1978 and 1980. A group of her recent works “Judith Shea: Legacy Collection”, a personal narrative of 9-11, are currently on view at the Yale University Art Gallery. Shea received an Artist Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2013, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, and a 2011 Anonymous Was A Woman Award. Other awards include the Rome Prize (1994), the Fellowship of The Saint-Gaudens Memorial (1993) and National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Sculpture (1984, 1986). Shea’s sculpture has been on view in the Rose Garden at the White House, at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, and The National Academy in New York. Other museum collections which include her works are The Metropolitan Museum in New York, The National Gallery, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institution), in Washington, D.C.; she has been commissioned to make sculptures for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The U.S. Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey, The Oliver Ranch in California, and The Public Art Fund in New York. Judith Shea’s work is represented by Kent Fine Art in New York. Photo of Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503 © Harry Shunk.

Ken Tabachnick Set & Lighting Designer
Astral Converted, Newark (Niweweorce),

Ken Tabachnick, Deputy Dean at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, has extensive experience in all areas of the entertainment business. Until recently, Ken was Dean of the School of the Arts, Purchase College, where he oversaw the training of young artists. His other experience includes six years as General Manager at New York City Ballet (NYCB), where he was responsible for all administrative aspects of this largest American dance organization, and working as an attorney focusing on intellectual property, licensing, and corporate matters. Ken began his career as a lighting designer working with clients such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Trisha Brown Company, Live from Lincoln Center, Robert Wilson, and Karol Armitage, amongst others. Since 1983, Ken has worked closely with Stephen Petronio and continues to serve as his resident lighting designer. Ken was also the resident lighting director at New York City Opera from 1986 to 1990, where he designed approximately a dozen operas. He has also worked producing events and fundraising in the independent film area in addition to serving as Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival. Ken is Vice-Chair of Dance/USA, and serves as a Trustee of the Stephen Petronio Company, and the Hemsley Lighting Internships.

Jennifer TiptonLighting Designer

Jennifer Tipton is well known for her work in theater, dance and opera. Her recent work in opera includes Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette directed by Bart Sher at the Salzburg Festival, La Traviata for the Scottish National Opera and Il Trovatore for the Metropolitan directed by David McVicar and the Wooster Group’s La Didone. Her recent work in dance includes Balanchine’s Jewels for the Royal Ballet in London, Jerome Robbins’ Les Noces for the NYC Ballet and Paul Taylor’s Beloved Renegade. In theater her recent work includes Conversation in Tusculum, written and directed by Richard Nelson at the Public Theater, and Ibsen’s The Wild Duck directed by Charlie Newell for the Court Theater in Chicago. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in April 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists Gracie Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.
Photo © Lois Greenfield

John TorresLighting Designer
I'm going to toss my arms- if you catch them they're yours, Rogues,

Recent designs include Orfeo et Eurydice, Opera de Montpellier, I’m going to toss my arms - if you catch them they’re yours and Rogues, Choreographer: Trisha Brown, Theatre National de Chaillot/Paris; Paradisical Rites by Saint Genet, On the Boards/Seattle. Lady Gaga Video Portraits in collaboration with Robert Wilson, Three Cases of Amnesia, Choreographer: Jonah Boaker, Le Volcan/Le Havre. Associate Designer, Einstein on the Beach, World Tour 2012-2014. As assistant to Jennifer Tipton: La Clemenza di Tito, Festival D’Aix 2011 Pygmalion, Festival D’Aix 2010, Winterreise, Lincoln Center Festival 2002; Production Manager and Lighting Director for Trisha Brown Dance Company 2002-2010. Photo © Max Vavasseur.

Kaye VoyceCostume Designer
I'm going to toss my arms- if you catch them they're yours,

Recent projects include: Richard Maxwell's "Neutral Hero" (Kunstenfestival des Arts (Brussels), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Hebbel Theater (Berlin), and the 2011 Festival D'Automne), Leonard Bernstein's "A Quiet Place" (New York City Opera), Philip Glass' "Orphee" (Glimmerglass Opera and Portland Opera), "Paradise Lost" (American Repertory Theatre), "Der Menschenfeind" (Staatstheater Braunschweig), and "The Bacchae" (The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park). Ms. Voyce is based in New York City and has designed for theatre, opera and dance throughout the USA and Europe. Photo of I'm going to toss my arms- if you catch them they're yours © 2011 Allison Dufty.

Lina WertmüllerFilmmaker | Opera Director

Photo of Trisha Brown and Lina Wertmüller © Luciano Romano

Robert WhitmanFilm Designer

Robert Whitman was born in New York City, and in 1957 received a B.A. in Literature at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick. In 1958 he began studies in art history at Columbia University in New York. The same year he returned to Rutgers for his first solo exhibition while he continued to work in New York, becoming an active figure in the New York art world where he created and staged many of the first “Happenings,” along with artists Allan Kaprow, Lucas Samaras, Red Grooms, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. Whitman’s performances were rare however, in that they allowed for future recitals, while his contemporaries rarely re-staged performances, if at all. Whitman worked on six projects such as this from New York, to India, to Japan from 1968 through 1981. He has also made several films and incorporated them into his work. These include Window, 1963; Dressing Table, 1964; Shower, 1964; Sink, 1964; and Room, 1974. Photo © 1995 Hollister Lowe, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Robert WierzelLighting Designer
how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume...,

Robert Wierzel has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theatre, dance, contemporary music, museums and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. He has illuminated the stages of the Paris-Garnier Opera; Tokyo Opera; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass; Seattle Opera; Boston Lyric Opera; Minnesota Opera; San Francisco Opera; Washington National Opera; Virginia Opera; Chicago (Lyric Opera/Chicago Opera Theatre); Vancouver Opera; Portland Opera. In addition, Robert has collaborated with the composer Philip Glass on Hydrogen Jukebox and Les Enfants Térribles (American Theatre Wing Lighting Design Award). Among his numerous theatre credits are the musical Fela! (Broadway; Tony Award Nomination; Royal National Theatre, London; Lagos, Nigeria and U.S. Tour); David Copperfield’s Broadway debut Dreams and Nightmares; Grace Jones’s Hurricane Show and productions at The Public Theatre; The Signature Theatre; The Roundabout; Playwrights Horizons. Robert has numerous collaborations (over 26 years) with choreographer Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (several Bessie Awards). Additional work with choreographers Doug Varone; Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky (Worse Case Scenario-Bessie Award); Sean Curran; Molissa Fenely; Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. His work in regional theatre has been seen at A.C.T. San Francisco; Center Stage; Arena Stage; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Shakespeare Theatre DC; Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre; Westport Country Playhouse; Goodman Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; The Old Globe and the Berkley Rep, among others.

Terry WintersPainter | Set & Costume Designer
Five Part Weather Invention, Groove and Countermove, El Trilogy,

Terry Winters was born in New York City in 1949 and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1971. Over the course of his career Winters has expanded the concerns of abstract art, primarily through the media of painting, drawing and printmaking. Beginning with botanically inspired images and going on to explore biological processes, mathematical visualization, and issues raised by the interaction of information technologies and the human mind, he maintains a strong modernist sensibility that reveals itself in the symbolic figural language he develops in his work. Winters' first one-person exhibition was held at the Sonnabend Gallery in 1982. By 1991, the Whitney Museum organized a major retrospective of his work, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Since that time, he has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, London (1986); the Detroit Institute of Arts (1998); the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1999); the Kunsthalle Basel (2000); the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2003); and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009). Winters is currently represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. He lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, New York.

Jud YalkutMedia Artist

Jud Yalkut was born in New York City in 1938, graduated from the High School of Music and Art with a diploma in Art, and attended The City College of New York and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has been a member of the USCO media art collective since 1965. He taught film and video at the School of Visual Arts, the City University of New York, and New York University. A resident of the Dayton area since 1973, he was Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University (where he founded the film and video area of the Art Department), and taught at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, OAC Artist’s Project grants, a Writing-in-Media grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for his manuscript Electronic Zen, and a Master Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. He was recipient of a One-Man Film/Video Retrospective, Dream Reels: VideoFilms and Environments by Jud Yalkut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, 2000.

Peter ZummoComposer, Sound Designer
Lateral Pass, Newark (Niweweorce),

Working in both the contemporary-classical and vernacular genres, trombonist, composer and producer Peter Zummo pursues the evolving boundaries of music-making and brass culture. Zummo shared a Bessie award for Trisha Brown’s Lateral Pass and has worked with numerous choreographers, including former TBDC dancers Irene Hultman and Randy Warshaw. He currently plays trombone with Marilyn Klaus's company, Ballets With A Twist. His professional studies were with Carmine Caruso, Stuart Dempster, James Fulkerson, Dick Griffin, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Sam Rivers, and Roswell Rudd. Zummo's production credits over the years include Zummo With an X, on Loris Records, New World and Optimo Music (with music from Lateral Pass); Indian Ocean’s Treehouse/School Bell, with Arthur Russell, on the Sleeping Bag label; H*E*R, by Yvette Perez, on Persian Cardinal; Experimenting With Household Chemicals, on XI; Downtown Only, on Lovely Music; and Slybersonic Tromosome, with Tom Hamilton, on Penumbra. Photo © Joe Zummo.

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