Ljupka Arsovska is a stylist who has worked in the sphere of fashion, design and beauty for more than 15 years now. The word stylist does not even begin to describe her skills and talents. She has successfully run her own hair and make-up studio Essence for nearly ten years. Most of her work was done in Europe, but over the years she was extensively engaged for numerous project in various parts of USA.She has been entrusted with the styling of the entire Macedonian political elite, including the President, the PrimeMinister and their families, as well as the majority of the Macedonian celebrities.Her work also includes costume design for local and European theatre plays and operas, special effects make-up onfilm, internationally awarded commercials, video clips, TV shows… She stands behind the extremelysuccessful fashion line Scent as a fashion designer. She was also elected one of the top three bestpromoters of Macedonian culture.
Carver Audain creates immersive sound environments using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings.
His recent works explore harmonic structures comprised of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings.
He has presented works at venues such as the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Studio Soto, Casa Del Popolo, Roulette, and ISSUE Project Room. He has participated in a number of festivals including Sonic Circuits, Plays Well With Others, and Floating Points. He was the first recipient of ISSUE Project Room’s Emerging Composer’s Commission care of the Greenwall Foundation, and in 2012 he was awarded an Emerging Artists Commission from Roulette with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. In 2013 he was awarded with the Community Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Michael Berberich (Sound Designer) has been producing original music and designing sound for New York dance, theatre and film for over ten years. As the in-house sound designer for Mind the Art Entertainment (formerly) and Yaa! Samar Dance Theatre (currently), Michael has worked in many iconic NYC venues for both dance and theatre, including the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, La Mama, Joyce SoHo, Teatro la Tea, and the Fordham College at Lincoln Center Theater. His work has been presented in numerous festivals throughout New York, including Cool New York Dance Festival, the Artists of Tomorrow Festival, and multiple years with the New York Fringe Festival. Recently Michael had the pleasure of touring the Middle East with Yaa! Samar, where his work was heard at the National Theaters of Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Based in Brooklyn, Michael produces music for himself (under the moniker “Berberock”) and various local acts ranging from acoustic singer/songwriters to rap and hip hop groups; he has worked with the likes of renowned bassist Felix Pastorius (Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, Yellowjackets) and engineer Tom Coyne (winner of the 2012 Grammy for Mastering ’21’ by Adele).
Christopher Cathode (Avant-electronic Sound Artist), originally from Maine, mixes acoustic & electronic percussion with nuances of electro gear such as samplers and retro synth engines to create a metamorphosis of sound, timbre, color & texture. There is a profound ‘fondness’ for metallophones and vibrational alloy percussion. With the addition of amplified ‘found’ items and the resurrection and treated amplification of ‘forgotten’ and abandoned medical and industrial devices, the territory covered traverses landscapes akin to post-Apocalyptic wasteland dwellings and engine oil odor-filled factories. The name given to this: Experimental Electronic & Stereophonic Operations (E_E.S.O.)
Brian Carey Chung
I am a choreographer, poet, and teacher originally born in Kingston, Jamaica to a Chinese Rastafarian Reggae-producing father and an Indian-Scottish mother who loved to sing and dance. My career spanned the companies of LINES Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet Hispanico of New York; and I have had the pleasure of guesting for several companies, including: Dances Patrelle, San Francisco Opera Ballet, and Buglisi Dance Theatre under the auspices of Martine Van Hamel’s New Amsterdam Ballet. Prior to founding the Collective, I worked as Karole Armitage’s company Rehearsal Director and as her Assistant Choreographer on the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of HAIR. Thus far, I have created six works for the Collective. Commissions include Cedar Lake Ensemble II, Ballet Santa Barbara, Connecticut Ballet, Reverb Choreographic Competition (of which I was a 2010 winner), and Luna Negra Dance Theatre. The Collective has performed two seasons at Baryshnikov Arts Center, and has toured to Denmark as a finalist in the 2010 Aarhus International Choreographic Competition. I have studied numerous disciplines including: Dance, Voice, Piano, Web Design, Photography, Interactive Technology, Gyrotonic® (of which I am certified to teach), Pre-med, and Poetry, all of which I have synthesized into my choreography. I hold the MFA in Creative Writing from New York University where I was a poetry fellow, scholarship recipient and adjunct professor. Starting in August 2011, I will divide my time between New York City and Chicago where I am a newly appointed Assistant Professor in Ballet at Northern Illinois University.
Lighting Designer, Recent design credits include: Fiasco Theatre’s productions of Cymbeline (TFANA/Barrow St Theatre), Into the Woods (McCarter Theatre & the Old Globe) and Measure for Measure (New Victory) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folger Theatre, & TFANA). Additional credits: The Magnificent Cuckold (dir. Paul Bargetto), Open Up, Hadrian (Carborca Theatre), Poetics: A Ballet Brut (Nature Theater of Oklahoma). Adjunct Faculty: Dance Department Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus). Guest artist with the Berkshire Fringe & Providence College. M.F.A NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Timcryan.net
Ryan Edwards is a career musician for dancers. From a beginning in big band jazz, to an extensive study in West African music and dance, he has been on the path to make people dance since he began in music. For 10 years he led annual adventure-travel missions to Guinea, West Africa when he had hair.
Currently interested in interdisciplinary art and performance work, he continues to explore music, installations and design for dance. He is the co-founder and drummer for Boston-based afrobeat band Federator N°1.
Ryan is a New Music America Grant Recipient and travels extensively to perform and compose music for dance. He holds a performance degree from Berklee College of Music with a minor in Africana Studies.
He has been featured on many recordings as a composer, arranger, soloist, percussionist and drumset player. Ryan is most proud to be a father of two beautiful children, Jafiah and Maya. He loves to sail, play soccer and cook good food.
Nina Katan (Costume Designer)
Nina Katan has collaborated with choreographers and dancers styling and designing costumes since 2000. She designed costumes for Jon Kinzel’s Cow Hand Con Man and his ensemble piece, Responsible Ballet and What We Need Is a Bench to Put Books On (2010), for OtherShore Dance Co: Blue. Bear, Grey, Blue-Violet choreographed by Jody Melnick, and The Social Band choreographed by Stephen Petronio. Nina is a New York based artist who received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including galleries in New York, London, France, and Cairo.