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Clove Galilee | Jenny Rogers | Karen Kandel | Francesca Harper
Hope Clark | LoMa Familar | Allison Cornell
 
Clove Galilee - choreographer, performer
Clove Galilee Clove Galilee is an experimental theater artist and choreographer. Past works have been dance re-imaginings of existing plays such as "Wickets," based on Maria Irene Fornes' "Fefu and Her Friends." She is interested in the place that theater and dance intersect, where movement overtakes language. Her choreography has been seen in New York at PS 122, HERE Center for the Arts, The Joseph Papp Public Theater, The Performing Garage, Dixon Place, WOW Café, and P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Arts. Clove has also performed in numerous productions in New York.

Performance credits include: The Tempest at the Delacorte in Central Park, Lear, The B. Beaver Animation, and An Epidog with Mabou Mines, and Clifford Odets, an independent film by Lizzie Borden. She received artist-in-residency fellowships at UC Santa Cruz and Mabou Mines'/SUITE for her adaptation of Mabou Mines' The Red Horse Animation which toured the Rio Cena Contemporanea Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And this past summer she was an artist-in-residence with Voice and Vision at BARD College to develop Trick Saddle. In 1999 Ms. Galilee was awarded a Princess Grace Foundation-USA Directors Fellowship and in 2001 she was named an Associate Artist with Mabou Mines. She starred as the chimp in Mabou Mines' Animal Magnetism presented at Arts at St. Ann's in Brooklyn and in the Czech Republic. In January 2002, she performed in Lee Breuer's Ecco Porco at PS 122. Recently she collaborated with Lee Breuer, Ushio Torikai, and Basil Twist on a featured role in Mabou Mines' Red Beads at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Upcoming projects include Cara Lucia, directed by Sharon Fogarty about the life of Lucia Joyce, James Joyce's only daughter and Tragedy in Nine Lives, directed by Steve Nunns. She is a 2002 Mabou Mines'/SUITE artist.

 
Jenny Rogers - director, designer, writer
Jenny Rogers earned a BA in Visual Art and Semiotics from Brown University. Though she has worked extensively in the theater as a performer, designer, and writer, her work remains firmly rooted in the fine arts. Her visual art ranges from drawing and painting, to sculpture, photography, installation-based pieces and theatrical works in film, video, and live performance. She has shown her artwork in New York City at PS 122, Raw Space Studios, Dixon Place, Mabou Mines' TORONADA Theater, and HERE Center for the Arts. She has also shown internationally, most notably at the Rio Cena Contemporanea Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ms. Rogers has been an artist éin- residence at UC Santa Cruz and Mabou Mines'/SUITE for her visual theatrical design. Also an accomplished poet, she has received national awards including the Academy of American Poets Prize and her manuscript "Maneuvers" was a finalist for the William Faulkner Award for Poetry. This summer she was an artist-in-residence with Voice and Vision at BARD College to develop Trick Saddle. She is a 2002 Mabou Mines/SUITE artist.
 
Karen Kandel - performer
Karen KandelKaren Kandel has performed and collaborated on numerous productions on and off Broadway, including Ecco Porco, The Silver River, Peter and Wendy, The Education of Max Bickford (guest star), Talk (At the Public Theater). She is the recipient of three Obie awards, Drama League, Dramalogue, and Connecticut Critics Circle awards for performance.

She is currently developing a piece based on her own writing. Karen is an associate artist with Mabou Mines.

 
Francesca Harper - performer
Francesca Harper Francesca Harper, dancer, singer and choreographer, was born in Chicago and raised in New York City, where she studied at the School of American Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, the Ailey School and under the direction of Madame Darvash and Barbara Walczak. After performing ensemble and soloist roles with the Dance Theater of Harlem for three years, she joined William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt with whom she danced as a principal from 1994-1999. In 2000-2002, she was a featured performer in Fosse, first on Broadway and then on the road as part of the company's national tour.

This past June, 2002, Ms. Harper's original work, "The Fragile Stone Theory," premiered at the 2002 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. The piece, created and performed by Ms. Harper, synthesizes dance, text, music and video in what has been described as a "conceptual pop concert." Her work fusing dance, theater and video was also seen in 50 minutes with Harriet and Phillis, a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Margo Jefferson and composer Paul Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky, performed in 2000 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

 
Hope Clark - performer
Hope ClarkHope received her BA from Bennington College and was making dances in Washington DC before moving to NY to join an experimental Theater company at La Mama. From 1991-1999 she danced with Elizabeth Streb and became her Associate Artistic Director touring and teaching in the US, Europe and Australia. She designed and developed Kid Action, a program that teaches Pop Action techniques and makes dances with Kids in their Communities that are performed with the Streb Company Nationally and Internationally. Hope was commissioned through Kid Action by Dance St. Louis to make a piece with acrobatic group, the St. Louis Arches that was performed with Circus Flora in 1997. She received a "Bessie" Award for Sustained Achievement in Dancing, NY in 1998. In 2000 she was commissioned by "Celebrate Brooklyn" and Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schonberg First/Light Commissioning Project to make Raw.Seeds.Need., a three-part performance piece that was performed at the Prospect Park Bandshell and at Dance Theater Workshop. In 2002 she was commissioned by Danspace Project to create Fragile.Family. Structures. which explores the sources of intimate relationships and the structures we find ourselves in. She is a resident artist at Dance Theater Workshop through their Public Imaginations Program and this year she has been in residence at the Joyce Soho Theater with Meredith Monk as her mentor.
 
LoMa Familar
LoMa FamilarLoMa received her BFA in dance from East Carolina University in NC. She has performed and taught with Anonimity Dance Company of Charleston, SC, The Dance Center in VA, ECU (her alma mater), and the American Dance Festival where she was selected to perform in "Call of the Wild," a world-premiere by renowned international choreographers Li Han Zong and Ma Bo.

After living throughout the east coast, she has recently finished the 2001-'02 season teaching, dancing and choreographing for Pennsylvania Dance Theatre.

 
Allison Cornell - composer/musician
Allison Cornell has a Masters from Juilliard. She sings and plays viola, violin, keyboard, mandolin, and guitar and has worked with Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Shania Twain, Angelique Kidjo, Jann Arden, Tracy Chapman, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margret, and Ronnie Spector. Her recording credits include work with Jann Arden, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, Marc Cohn, Carter Burwell, Angelo Badelmente and Branford Marsalis. This year's tour schedule includes working with Joe Jackson, Angelique Kidjo, and Cyndi Lauper.

Off-Broadway credits include musical director and composer for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Situation Tragedy -- which won the L.A. Dramalogue Award for "Best Musical." Allison was also cited for the award of "Best Musical Direction" by the same publication. She is currently touring with the Mabou Mines production of "Animal Magnetism" as a violinist/vocalist.

 
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