VOLUME V, ISSUE II. ARTISTS
Alexandra Maricich + Mariah Martens are multi-disciplinary movement artists. Both hold BFAs in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts where their collaboration began. Their work has been described as 'exquisite' and 'a venn digram of post-modern philosophy, roller derby and eroticism' (Seattle Dances). They have been presented at On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Footlight Dance (ID) and in site-specific happenings across Seattle. Alexandra is inspired by mess and Mariah is inspired by skin. Together they create visceral, cloying, flirtatious clutter and currently reside in the Bay Area and Brooklyn, respectively. Find some daily inspo on their tumblr.
Ashley "Robi" Robicheaux is a dancer/choreographer and artistic director of Ashley Robicheaux & Artists, with a BFA in dance from NYU, working with choreographers Shannon Gillen, Crystal Pite, Kendra Portier, Pamela Pietro, and Chuck Wilt. Robi has taught and choreographed in the U.S. and Canada, including EDGE Performing Arts Center (LA) and SHIFT dance series (NYC). She has created several multimedia works, including The Hellerton, an evening of dance, film, live music, design, and poetry; Spaces Part 1: Interior (film + dance), and Spaces Part II: We, two (Dance, film, live music). She is currently performing in Sleep No More, and working with Third Rail Project's on their newest creation.
Originally from France, Caroline Brethenoux is a contemporary dancer/choreographer and Gyrokinesis ® & Gyrotonic ® teacher. She has performed with Complutum Contemporary Dance Company and DaDaDanza Project in (Spain), and Projects in Movement and Company Contexte (Paris). In NYC, she has collaborated with Eryc Taylor Dance Company, Mare Nostrum Elements Dance Theatre Company, BalaSole Dance Company. El Human Animal is Caroline's most recent choreographic endeavor.
Ellen Furey works as a dancer, collaborator and maker. She performs internationally with Quebec dance company Daniel Léveillé Danse, is a full-time member of Dancemakers in Toronto and has worked independently with Dana Michel, Marten Spangberg, Benjamin Kamino among others. She’s been researching depressurized modes of making and showing with an interest in equalizing the ratio of private and public doings. Her work has been presented in Montreal and Toronto. Ellen was in residence at PA-F (France), Dancemakers (Toronto) and has been invited to be one of three artists in-residence of the Usine C Third Floor (Montreal) from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016.
James Gardella graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Dance in 2012. That fall, he performed for Ximena Garnica's residency as a part of Movement Research in Residency at the New Museum: Re-Thinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater, 50 years later. His choreography and visual art have been presented by Dixon Place, CAVE, City Bird Gallery and Con Artist Collective. He performs as drag persona Violet Elixir at various nightclubs in NYC and is also a certified Dharma Yoga instructor. In collaboration with visual artist/drag queen Untitled Queen, James will also present work for Triskelion Art's Collaborations in Dance Festival this fall. Learn more about James here.
Originally from Connecticut, Jeff Docimo moved to Miami to study at the New World School of the Arts where he graduated with a BFA in dance. Currently a member of Punchdrunk, Jeff has also trained under and performed the repertory works of Peter Chu's ChuThis, RUBBERBANDance Group, Bryan Arias, and MADboots Dance Company. He has also performed the choreographies of Kyle Abraham, Rennie Harris, and Robert Battle. Jeff created Isodoc Dance Group to embark in the exploration of his own choreography.
Joe Monteleone is a New York based multimedia dance artist, with a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. As director of Monteleone Dance, his work has been presented at Dixon Place’s Moving Men series, NYC10, Norwood Club, The Chocolate Factory, Your Move Dance Festival, Amalgamate Artist Series, Boston University with Reverb Dance's Echoes Tour, Peridance APAP Showcase, and Triskelion Arts’ Comedy in Dance Festival, among others; live installation work has been presented at Alpha Art Gallery. As a DJ, he has mixed music for choreographers Doug Elkins, Randy James, Tiffany Mills, NivOren, and Paulette Sears.
Jules Bakshi grew up in Bombay, India and Montclair, NJ, and graduated from Barnard College. Her company, Jules Bakshi/Subtle Details, was formed as a platform for her collaborations, and has been presented by over 15 venues in NYC; Jules' choreography has been featured in music videos, video ads, and on MTV India. Jules is the managing director of critically acclaimed Douglas Dunn + Dancers, and is also a dancer with DD+D. Additionally, she freelances as a dancer and teaching artist for Pilobolus Dance Theater. She is the founder of Adult Beginner: Dance Like The Hot Bitch You Always Knew You Were, a high intensity dancercise/hairography class for all levels.
Marissa Brown, from San Francisco, has a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from University of California Irvine. Her work has been presented at Claire Trevor Theater, Contemporary Arts Center xMPL Theatre, Marine Memorial Theatre, and at the Levy Dance Salon in California; she was also an Artist-in-Residence at the Garage. As a performer, she has worked with Donald Mckayle, Benjamin Levy, Marit-Brooke Kothlow, Brice Mousset and was a member of the company Sharp&Fine. Having relocated to New York, she creates work under Lone King [Projects by Marissa Brown].
Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell met while studying dance at Connecticut College. In their senior year, they organized a joint performance of their individual Honors Theses works. Since graduating, Lily has been performing in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, in addition to dancing for numerous other choreographers including Sophie. Sophie founded lonely goat in 2010; Lily was a founding member. WE EXIST, WE EXIST (we’re very happy) is Lily and Sophie’s first choreographic collaboration, first premiered at Harvard University’s Kirkland Gallery.
LoudHoundMovement (LHM), a New York City-based contemporary dance collective, creates and performs the work of Co-Artistic Directors Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn. Founded in 2012, LoudHound has presented work at Center for Performance Research, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gallim Dance Block Party, Playground After Dark, The Dance Gallery Festival, FAB! Festival NYC, Gowanus Art + Production (GAP) Open Studios, GAP Presents! at The Green Building and Sky Gallery, Hoover Dam Collective, The Creator's Collective, and Gibney Dance Center. This summer, Brendan and Mallory created work at Springboard Danse Montreal as E-Merging Choreographers.
Niall Jones is a living artist in Brooklyn, NY. Niall (sometimes Niahl, other times Llain) composes systems and images of labor that function excessively and surreptitiously to dislocate the body (as object and subject) in performance. Niall has been presented at DanceRoulette, Movement Research, and Danspace Project's Parallels Series at St. Mark's Church, among others.
Yara Travieso is a director, choreographer, and performer creating films and transmedia productions. Through the collision of storytelling mediums such as cinema, dance, opera, and theater, she creates juxtapositions between myths, reality, and satire, provoking female archetypes and their emotional complexities. Awards: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Grantee through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation, others; Residencies: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The BRICLab, Marymount Manhattan College M(mix), Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Imagine Science Film Festival, and The Bessie Schoenberg International Choreographic Residency. Her works have premiered at Lincoln Center, BRIC Arts Media House, STREB Lab For Action Mechanics, The Yard Arts, and Miami’s New World Symphony Center. Travieso holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School.