Deborah Black is a performer maintaining a daily practice of The Runner(2007) and I'll Crane For You(2008), solos commissioned from Deborah Hay. She has performed The Runner in New York (DTW, Dixon Place, Lumenhouse), Berlin (Ufer Hallen, Play2c), and London (The Place). She has collaborated with Karl Cronin, Christianne Hommelsheim, Diana Crum,Sasha Welsh, Peter Sciscioli, and danced for Susan Rethorst, Anneke Hansen, and Naomi Goldberg-Haas. In 2008, Deborah was in residence with London-based dance artist, Genevieve Beth Grady at ArToll in Germany to create a duet that was later performed at The Place in London. Her choreography has been produced in Berlin (The Lucky Trimmer Tanz Performance Serie, Tacheles) and venues in New York including Chashama Oasis Festival and DanceNow at DTW. Deborah, with Karl Cronin, received funding from the Jerome Foundation in 2010 to travel to Childress, TX to research the town, the people, and its landscape.  She studies the Alexander Technique regularly with June Ekman, trains with the SITI Company (Suzuki and Viewpoints), sings with Margot Bassett, and received a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a second major in Art History.

Bryan Campbell is a New York based choreographer and performer. His work has been shown in New York at Bowery Poetry Club, Dance Theater Workshop, Chen Dance Center, The Tank, Lumenhouse, and La Mama. Additionally, he has presented performances at festivals and concerts throughout New England and at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Campbell currently performs in work by Karl Cronin, David Parker, Sydney Skybetter, and Christopher Williams, among others. This year he will participate in ex.e.r.ce 09/10 at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon.

Karl Cronin is a movement artist interested in how personal physical histories are stored and communicated. In recent years, he has focused his work on creating ritualized practices that encourage participants to observe and reflect upon their somatic sensations in relation to specific environments and situations. Cronin took an extended break from performing between 2000-2004 to study cognitive development at Harvard’s Lab for Developmental Studies and the neural correlates of music training at Harvard Medical Schools’ Music Neuroimaging Lab. Karl Cronin’s publications from his work during this period have appeared in Brain and Cognition, The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Neuroreport. Cronin returned to performing and creating choreography in 2004, and has since presented several works that blend together art practice and scientific process. He is currently creating a theatrical work called Fieldnotes and writing an Experiential Geography field guide. His work has been performed at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Eden's Expressway (NYC), Green Street Studio (Cambridge), The Dance Complex (Cambridge), and in site-specific performances in over 14 states. He has been awarded an Emerging Artist award from Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA), Somerville Arts Council Choreography Fellowship (Somerville, MA), and creative residencies at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance (NYC) and Movement Research (NYC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM). http://dryearth.org

Geneviève Beth Grady is a performer, choreographer and teacher. Originally from Toronto she now lives in London where she has been on faculty at Laban since 2003 (Graham technique and other sins) and is part of the Classes and Courses team at The Place. Toronto-based work includes fusion, traditional, aerial and contemporary roles with Menaka Thakkar, Ritmo Flamenco, Cirque Sublime, Seika Boye and Marlee Cargill. Since 2002 she has performed for choreographers Chard Gonzalez, Henrietta Bannerman and Cathy Seago and toured with Latin Jazz band Azul as a solo dancer. Recent collaborations: with Deborah Black (NYC) to create You Are Here in residency at Artoll Gallery, Germany; with Seeta Patel (UK) to create (Ophelia Is Not) Dead which premiered in London for Resolution! 2009. She regularly performs internationally with her adaptations of three solos commissioned from Deborah Hay: NEWS (2006); the runner (2007); I’ll Crane For You (2008).

Christiane Hommelsheim is a video artist and vocalist originally from Goeppingen Germany. She studied video and performance art in the New Artistic Media Department at the Art Academy of Saarbruecken. She works as performer, video-designer and voice-performer for different companies in the fields of dance, theatre and performance art in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands (Agora/B, MAPA/NL, Faim de siècle/F/USA, Walli Höfinger/Ingo Reulecke/D). Hommelsheim has studied intesively the "Extended Voice Technique“ with various teachers of the Roy Hart Theatre, Shelley Hirsch and at the "Institute for Living Voice" (David Moss/Muziektheater Transparant/B). She is currently teaching voice and is a Roy Hart teacher in training.

Gayle Palmieri (fiber artist) has worked in the Wardrobe Department of 20 Broadway Shows since 1985 and is currently on the crew of HAIR. Her knitted and crocheted garments can be seen in WICKED (broadway, tours, and international), GUYS AND DOLLS, THE LION KING, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and formerly in KISS ME KATE. Palmieri has designed fiber art pieces to be auctioned for the Belmont Childcare Charity and Portable Playhouse Charity. She sells a line of whimsical custom children’s hats and Fairy Godmother hats featuring Chinese and Japanese characters. Palmieri has a degree in Stagecraft Technology from Indiana University. She has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at SUNY Westchester Community College, teaching a Fiber Arts Course and a Seminar called “Backstage On Broadway-A Dresser’s Story”.

Chris Rumery (costume designer) Productions include: I'll Crane for you, choreography by Deborah Hay; A Serious or Earnest Dance, choreography by Deborah Black; Hudson River Pageant with Earth Celebrations; Bedbugs!!!, director Samuel Buggeln; four months in Taiwan designing for parades; Ladies and Gents, director Paul Walker; (Rus)h, director Kristin Martin; A Hard Heart, director Will Pomerantz; Rock Doves, director Ian McElhinney; As You Like It at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, director Kurt Rhoads; 365/Days 365/Plays, director Shira Milikowsky; Food for Fish, director Alexis Poledouris; The Scams of Scapin, director Chris O’Connor; Les Bourgeois Avant-Gardes, director Emma Griffin; A Lie of the Mind, director Michael Sexton. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects was recently founded to support the creative work of choreographer/director/performer Peter Sciscioli. Drawing from his background as a dancer, actor, athlete, singer and violinist, Sciscioli creates works that combine a kinetic manifestation of dynamics (physical, interpersonal, socio-political) with the body’s ability to express itself in myriad ways. His work has been presented throughout Chicago, in Brazil and Honduras, Utah and Alaska, and in New York at such venues as the 92nd Street Y, Danspace Project/BRICstudio, Dixon Place, The Duke, The Flea, HERE, Joyce SoHo, The Kitchen, La MaMa, Movement Research at the Judson Church and PS122. In 2005 he choreographed for the Bessie Schönberg Dancers and Choreographers Residency at The Yard, and in 2007 was in residence at the White Oak Plantation and a guest artist at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. Currently a member of Jane Comfort and Company, Sciscioli also works with Daria Fain and collaborator Robbie Cook, and is a founding member of The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation. He has performed in work by such luminaries as Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Philip Glass, Susan Marshall, Meredith Monk, Fiona Templeton, and Mary Zimmerman throughout New York, Chicago, and in Europe. Sciscioli is a graduate of Oberlin College.

Sasha Welsh's choreography explores states of awareness, the potential of memory and imagination, and the limitations and possibilities of the human body. Her work has been presented by Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance Conversations at the Flea, Dixon Place, Performance Mix at Joyce Soho, the INOVA galleries (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (her work was a Philadelphia City Paper pick of the Fringe in 2004), RAW Material at Dance New Amsterdam, and Studio 303 in Montreal. Sasha has taught dance at DeSales University and Temple University, where she also earned her MFA. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA), and Laban Centre London (PDDS).

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