CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR: Info
CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is a trilogy of works to premiere for three weeks in September 2017 at three commissioning NYC venues: The Chocolate Factory, Abrons Art Center and The Invisible Dog Art Center. The project begins with a set of audio and video recordings with 15 NYC performers about the act of performing, the act of casting, and how imperfectly a cast might represent our public. These recordings form the material for three works that examine the dynamics and politics in three elements of performance: the cast, spectacle, and authorship.
Artist & Choreographer: Yanira Castro
Artist Collaborators & Performers: Kyle Bukhari, Simon Courchel, Leslie Cuyjet, devynn emory, John Hoobyar, Iréne Hultman, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Heather Olson, Sai Somboon, David Thomson, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Pamela Vail, Tara Willis, Darrin Wright
Installation/Lighting: Kathy Couch
Dramaturg: Susan Mar Landau
Composer/Programmer: Stephan Moore
Video: Peter Richards
Transcribers: Stormy Budwig, Emie Hughes
Intern Assistant: Zachary Grand, Noor Qasim
Archival Adviser: Cassie Mey
The creation of CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is being made possible, in part, by generous commissions from the three presenting organizations: The Chocolate Factory, Abrons Art Center and The Invisible Dog Art Center.
CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is also being made possible by the amazing continuing support of The Jerome Foundation Grant and by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, and Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/cast-stage-author/.
The development of CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is being made possible, in part, by Yanira Castro’s participation in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program and the work is being developed as part of the Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (LMCC.net). CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is also being researched, developed and honed with financial, administrative and residency support from the Dance in Process program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
We wish to thank Amilcar Guzman for the donation to the making of CAST given in the name of the artistic legacy of his husband, choreographer André Gingras (1966 – 2013).