Manuel Acevedo, born 1964 in Newark. Acevedo’s solo exhibition Keys of Light was presented Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) 2010. He is a recipient of the 2009 Visual Art Network Residence for the Camera Communis: Knoxville, TN; 2007 Center for Book Arts, AIR Workspace Program, Visiting Artist at NYU and VAN Award for the SPACES’ World Artists Program. His awards include the 2005 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant; Longwood Arts Project: Digital Matrix Commission; 1999 & 2001 Mid-Atlantic Foundation’s Artist as Catalysts Award & 1998-99 the Studio Museum in Harlem, AIR. Group exhibitions include Museo de la Ciudad, Spain and Arte de Puerto Rico, Real Art Ways, Exit Art, Queens Museum of Art, PS 1, El Museo del Barrio, the Drawing Center, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Germany with solo exhibitions.
Alliger Arts (Formally Dance Umbrella, Boston)
18 Conry Crescent, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
JEREMY ALLIGER,Executive Producer of ALLIGER ARTS, and founder and for 20 years Director of Dance Umbrella. Producer/Creator of "Cool Heat Urban Beat",an international Jazz Tap/Hip Hop touring show. He has produced over 15 unique festival gatherings and tours, including first-ever Aerial,Jazz Tap and Hip Hop and Wheelchair festivals and tours. He has received the prestigious "Commonwealth", "Eagle" and "Alumni Achievement" Awards, for his artistic leadership and commitment to challenge perceptions, push boundaries, and promote cultural understanding. He was a featured speaker at the Kennedy Center/National Forum on Careers in the Arts for people with Disabilities,served as a Panel Chair at the NEA. Inside Arts Magazine published his essay, essay, "A Lasting Impact beyond the Stage"
1st Act Silicon Valley
Director of Multicultural Leadership
38 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 200-2020 fax (408) 200-2025
Tamara is the Director of Multicultural Leadership for 1stAct Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2008 she served as Executive Director of MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose, California. Starting in 1999 she served as Program Director for the newly opened Washington United Youth Center, a partnership between Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and the City of San Jose. She is a member of the Board of Directors of NPN and ACE Charter School in San Jose. Tamara sits on various regional and national funding panels such as: the Arts Council Silicon Valley and Creative Capital. She is also co-founder of San Jose based Movimiento Cosmico: Aztec Dance. Tamara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from Stanford University.
Dance Theatre X
1904 Spruce St., Apt. 1F, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215) 983-6383 fax 484-664-3031
Charles O. Anderson is artistic director of the Philadelphia-based company, dance theatre X (dtX). He has performed in the companies of Ronald K. Brown, Sean Curran, and Mark Dendy among others. He is currently touring his latest dance theatre work, "World Headquarters" which was generously funded by by NPN (Creation Fund and Forth Fund). His work has also earned recognition by numerous grants and organizations such as the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Anderson is also and an associate professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. For more info about Anderson or dance theatre X visit www.dancetheatrex.org or friend us on facebook: www.facebook/dancetheatrex.
Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 612-0481 fax (404) 752-8733
1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 364-1580 fax 319.362.9156
I'm an artist and performer, and founder of a performance company, The Drawing Legion. With my partner, F. John Herbert I am co-director of Legion Arts, a non-profit artist organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our association with NPN dates back to a residency at LACE in 1987. In the last decade, we've hosted more than a dozen NPN residencies at CSPS for Legion Arts, including works by Will Power, Marty Pottinger, Dan Hurlin, Jennifer Munson, Angela Kariotis, Jim Neu, Robert Karimi, Guy Mendilow, Salaam, and Paul Bonin Rodrigues. Legion Arts is also a member of the Warhol Initiative, and we've had VAN residencies with Bernard Williams and Brian Guidry. I'm currently working on a project called The Mosaic Deluge, about floods and mosaics.
708 Wendel St., Houston, TX 77009
Elia Arce is a performance and installation artist working in a wide variety of media including writing, photo, video and sculptural performance. Since 1986 she has created interdisciplinary experimental theater, autobiographical solo performance and group pieces; usually based on an ethnographic study of a specific community. Her academic background includes a BA in film from UCLA and a MFA in studio art from the University of Houston. Her awards include NEA, New Voices/Ford Foundation, City of Los Angeles, Rockefeller Foundation, Durfee Foundation and NPN amongst others. Her latest Fulbright Specialists Program Award allowed her to teach a performance art class at the National University of Costa Rica. She is proud to have taught the first Central American performance class in the US.
Performing Americas - Antonio Salinas
866 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Mauricio Ascencio is a graduate in scenography arts from the National School of Theater of Mexico. He has done set, lighting and costume design for theater and opera under the direction of Bruno Bert, Roberto Fiesco and Julián Hernández, Ricardo Díaz, Mauricio Jiménez, Antonio Castro, Mónica Raya y Claudio Valdés Kuri, among others; he has also created design elements for choreographers and interdisciplinary projects with Fictorrealidad, Angulo Alterno, Ardentía danza clásica, Quiatora Monorriel, Aldo Silies Danza Contemporánea, La Funeraria and choreographers such Antonio Salinas, Benito González, Evoé Sotelo, Alicia Sanchez and Oscar Ruvalcaba. His work has been shown at the “Prague Quadrienal of Architecture and Stage Design “, and he won first prize for Moda Alternativa MODALES 2004.
Founder & Artistic Director
141 East 13th St., # 2C, New York, NY 10003
Andrea Assaf is a performer, writer, director & cultural organizer. Founder & Artistic Director of Art2Action, her work ranges from original, interdisciplinary theater, to spoken word, and has toured in the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Nicaragua and Canada. She's formerly Artistic Director of New WORLD Theater (2004-09), & Program Associate for Animating Democracy (2001-04). She has a Masters degree in Performance Studies, & a BFA in Acting, both from NYU. Awards: 2010 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship & Gant Gaither Award, 2010 NPN Creation Fund Commission, 2007 Hedgebrook residency, 2004 Cultural Contact grant. Memberships: CAATA National Steering Committee, Alternate ROOTS, and RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers).
Caron Atlas works to support and stimulate arts and culture as an integral part of social justice. She directs the Arts & Democracy Project, Arts & Community Change Initiative, and Place + Displaced, a project of Fractured Atlas. Caron was associate producer at DTW when the NPN began, and later worked at NPN partner, Appalshop. She was founding director of the American Festival Project, a national coalition of activist artists, and has worked with National Voice, Animating Democracy, NPN, NET, and several foundations. Caron is co-editor of Critical Perspectives: Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue, teaches at NYU and Pratt Institute and is active in the Freelancers Union. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Warren Weaver Fellow and has an MA from the University of Chicago.
MECA/Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
Steve Bailey is the producing director and a founder of Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Texas. He was the founder and director of 24th Street Experiment Theater Company, research coordinator for Theater Communications Group, past president of NPN, and artist-in-residence with Teatro del Sol in Lima, Peru. Over the past thirty years, Steve Bailey has created and/or directed over fifty original productions that have been presented across the U.S. and Latin America. He is an arts educator and has worked with numerous youth and adult groups in a variety of community settings.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Youth Speaks, Inc./ The Living World Project
1663 Mission Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-9035 x17
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the artistic director of the HBO documentary “Brave New Voices” and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists’ Fellowship. Premiering at Yerba Buena Center next Fall, and visiting The Walker Arts Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music among other sites, his performance piece 'red black and GREEN: a blues' engages the eco-equity movement in Black neighborhoods across America. In 2011, he premieres a commissioned libretto for the Atlanta Ballet, and is co-writing a narrative score for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Amiri Baraka in 2012. The re-mounting of his seminal work, 'Word Becomes Flesh' is made possible through the NPN American Masterpiece Initiative, and will premiere in Dallas in December 2010.
1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002
713-223-8346 fax 713-223-4608
6041 North Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75228 -5959
469-766-6401 fax 214-321-7173
Performer / Director of Development
233 Norman Ave. #309, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Called an "experimental powerhouse" (Village Voice) and "brilliant" (The New York Times), So Percussion presents an extremely wide range of programs. From percussion classics (John Cage, Iannis Xenakis) to new commissions (Steve Reich, David Lang, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, Fred Frith, Glenn Kotche, Dan Trueman) to artistic collaborations (Matmos, Kneebody, Dan Deacon, Eliot Feld) and their own music (Imaginary City, Amid the Noise), they have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and around the world. They also have extensive experience with educational and community programs, including directing the percussion department at the Bard College Conservatory of Music and an annual Summer Institute at Princeton University. www.sopercussion.com
499 Alabama Street, #203, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-2441 fax (415) 863-2160
As co-director of Circuit Network since January 2006, Elisabeth works closely with Circuit's roster artists in project development and management by helping to secure funds and collaborative partners for the creation of new work, seeking opportunities to tour existing work, and occasionally producing, co-producing or presenting the work of Circuit's roster artists in San Francisco. Current roster artists include Culture Clash, James Luna, Miya Masaoka, Butoh choreographer Ledoh, Seattle's Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kristina Wong, and John Leanos' multimedia mariachi opera project, "Imperial Silence". Previously Elisabeth served as director of The Lab, an alternative art space in San Francisco's Mission District, and as development director of the Berkeley Symphony and the Wilma Theater.
Loris Anthony Beckles was born in Guyana, South America. He emigrated after his family in the late 1960s. Loris spent 28 years in New York, during which time de danced with Ailey II, Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller, among others. In Dallas since 1996, he is the Artistic Director of the Beckles Dancing Company, the founder of ARGA NOVA DANCE, and coordinator of the South Dallas Dance Festival. The tenth annual festival will be in November 2010.
Tucson Pima Arts Council
100 N Stone Avenue, Suite 303, Tucson, AZ 85701-1514
I am the hybrid employee for the outrageously creative pat graney
400 B. W. Alpine Rd, Austin, TX 78704
As the founder and Artistic Director of Refraction Arts & The Fusebox Festival, Ron has guided the organizations through thirteen years of critically acclaimed programming for the stage, gallery and screen. Their work has been nominated for and won over 150 awards.
Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator, Performing Arts--Philip Bither has been Walker Art Center’s Senior Curator of Performing Arts since April 1997, overseeing one of the country's leading contemporary performing arts programs. Prior to this, he served as Director of Programming/Artistic Director for the Flynn Center, later becoming Associate Director/Music Curator at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He received the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award in 2009. He sits on numerous federal, state, local, and national foundation arts panels and he speaks and writes about the contemporary performing arts nationally.
The Bridge Club
3205 Avondale Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
Erin Boberg Doughton
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Performing Arts Program Director
224 W 13th Avenue #305, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 242-1419 fax (503) 243-1167
Erin Boberg Doughton, Performing Arts Program Director at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) has worked on PICA’s performance and residency programs since its inception in 1995. PICA’s annual TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival features artists working in performance, media, visual arts and hybrid forms. She currently serves on the NPN Board and is part of NPN's Performing Americas Curators group.
Paul Bonin-Rodriguez is a playwright and performer who has created and toured multi-disciplinary performances since 1992. He holds a PhD from the Performance as Public Practice program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he works as an Asst. Professor. His research addresses changing artist markets in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Artist Council of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), as well as the evaluator for the Forth Fund.
3000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201
214.740.9216 fax (214) 740-9318
Anne Bothwell is director of Art&Seek at KERA Public Broadcasting, North Texas' public radio/TV affiliate. Check us out at artandseek.org. Art&Seek connects North Texans to the arts. We develop compelling television, radio (KERA and KXT FM) and Web content about the regional creative community. The Art&Seek team produces radio stories, special reports, TV interviews, videos and blog posts. We have a free weekly e-newsletter and a complement of social networking tools (flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter). Visitors to artandseek.org can find all our stations' arts-related content and search an arts calendar almost entirely generated by more than 2,700 regional arts organizations.
Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275
214 768 2880
National Performance Network
Progam Assistant, National Programs
P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156
(504) 595-8008 fax (504) 595-8006
William Bowling is pleased to be a new member of the NPN team. Originally from Chicago-land, Will is an theatre artist, musician and scholar, living in New Orleans. When he's not working the administrative end of arts in the Crescent City, Will serves as the Artistic Director of the New Orleans based theatre company, Goat In The Road Productions. He hold a bachelors in Performance Studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
P.O. Box 5163, Capitol Heights, MD 20791
3013500092 fax 3013500092
The Living Word Project
824 Classon Ave. #1L, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Dahlak Brathwaite (Performer) is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist that draws upon his abilities as a musician, actor, and poet to create a dynamic, spellbinding performance. Since launching into the national spoken word scene by winning the Brave New Voices international Poetry Slam (as now seen on HBO), he has performed on the Tavis Smiley Radio show and the past two seasons of Russell Simmons’ presents Def Poetry Jam. This is the second time Dahlak has worked with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, writing and performing in Scourge – a play that the Boston Globe hailed as “explosive”. As a member of the group iLL-Literacy, Dahlak has showcased his seamless, blend of hip-hop, theatre, and spoken word throughout the U.S. and overseas. Dahlak is originally from Sacramento, is now based in Brooklyn.