a curator in visual arts and art education, he holds a degree in Psychology (UFRN) with a specialization in Cultural Management (Universitat de Girona) and in Service Design (EISE/SP). Since 1999, he has been developing projects in the areas of visual arts, performing arts and education. Founder of Casa da Ribeira, works with planning and projects for House Cultura. He was also Deputy Secretary of Culture for Natal/RN and Director of information and Communication at Centro Cultural Sào Paulo/SP. Among the main exhibitions developed as a curator are: “ArtePraia” (curatorship of the three editions of the project, with artists such as Lucia Koch, Fernando Limberger and Nuno Ramos); “The Time Me and You” (Portuguese Language Museum, 2015); Rumos Itaú Cultural (SP); Visual Arts Room – Casa da Ribeira Natal/RN (with exhibitions by artists such as Rochelle Costi, José Rufino, Alice Vinagre, Rodrigo Braga, Eduardo Frota, João Modé, Nazareno, José Patrício, Mauro Piva, Gil Vicente, among others); “Natal Arte Contemporânea” (with solo shows by Lia Menna Barreto, Brígida Baltar and Rosângela Rennó, in addition to dialogues and workshops); “Urbano Arte” (project with 33 urban interventions in Fortaleza/CE).
a skilled photographer and filmmaker who founded Eriden Images, a photography and media company based in Florida. He’s been doing this for over 10 years, and he’s really good at capturing moments and emotions that make each event unique. He’s passionate about creating art that evokes feelings of joy, love, sorrow, and growth. Will’s approach to filmmaking is influenced by his photography background, and he’s known for creating visually stunning and emotionally impactful films that tell a story. He’s worked on a variety of projects, and his technique involves using the dancing camera technique, which adds movement and energy to his films.
Rebecca R. Levy
Rebecca R. Levy is a choreographer, performer, and educator based in Florida. She creates dance works that explore the complexities of the mind, feminism, bodily autonomy, and relationships. Her performances are entertaining, humorous, athletic, and detailed, and she collaborates with other artists to create them. Rebecca is the artistic director of Jacksonville Dance Theatre, which she co-founded in 2012. Her role
involves creating dances, organizing performances, commissioning new artists, and providing dance training to company members. Her works have been featured in festivals, films, concerts, and events both nationally and internationally. She is also a professor of dance at Florida State College, where she teaches a diverse range of students. Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Choreography from the California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Candace Kumar is a Filipino/Indo-Fijian dance artist based in Toronto. She specializes in Filipino folk dance, practicing diverse styles from all across the Philippines. Her work aims to reimagine traditional dance forms from the Canadian diaspora. She believes traditional dance is not an art form of the past but can guide us through the future as we navigate life on land that is not our ancestral home. Candace is a graduate of the
University of Toronto and is currently an instructor and principal dancer for Folklorico Filipino Canada. Candace has worked with Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Anandam Dance Theatre, Nova Dance Company, Creativiva Entertainment, Nautanki Creations, HATAW, A La Una, Han Han and more. Some of her notable performances include the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Nuit Blanche, SummerWorks Festival, and international festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, Alaska, and the Czech Republic.
Ian Simon is a Filipino, Toronto-based director and editor. His passion for curating films is visceral and visually poetic, often rooted in meaningful intention. His playful and poised approach to directing tends to be highly art-directed, involving dynamic camera movements, strategic blocking, and choreography, as well as calculated transitions that create timeless compelling pieces with an everlasting impression. lan was also chosen to be one of the four creators for the 2023 Welcome Toronto Creators Program where his work was showcased and promoted by the Toronto Raptors and Raptors 905 brand.
J’aime Morrison is a theatre director, choreographer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is a Professor of Movement at California State University, Northridge where she teaches dance, movement, and somatic theory, and stages multi-disciplinary experimental productions. She holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University and was a faculty Fulbright Scholar in Movement to Portugal. J’aime has taught
Master Classes in Dance and Movement in Lisbon, Shanghai, Dublin, Belfast, London, Los Angeles, and New York City. With Mourning Surf, she turns her attention to grief and the body, specifically how grief is expressed physically and how movement is an essential part of the grieving and healing process. Jaime is an Associate Member of Women in Film. Upwell was the winner of Best Experimental Film Santa Barbara Fine Art Film Festival and Best Director and Best Original Concept at the Depth of Field International Film Festival among other awards. Upwell at the is her first film in a planned trilogy related to surfing, gender, and dance. Her next film project, “Bodies of Water,” is currently in pre-production.
Katie Nicole Harmon
Katie Nicole Harmon is an internationally recognized dance film artist whose work is centered on synthesizing art forms, with strong influences from nature, environmentalism, and science. Katie is invested in helping people rediscover a reverent emotional connection to the Earth through dance. Cygnus Synthetic has won Best Environmental Film awards in Poland and Austria, and will be televised later this summer in Belfast, Kent, Brighton, and across Northern Ireland. Her films have also been screened in Greece, Serbia, Lebanon, Italy, the UK, and across the USA. In addition to her work as an independent filmmaker and choreographer, she is the Principal Dancer at Aerial Dance Chicago.
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Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves
Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves are directors, choreographers, filmmakers, educators, and mixed
• media designers. They have been making work collaboratively for over fifteen years as the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance (OGD). Krogol and Reeves are the recipients of the 2020 Helen Hayes Award for “Outstanding Choreography in a Play” for their work in Round House Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Their acclaimed works and commissions have been produced and presented worldwide in museums, concert stages, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theaters, public parks, botanic gardens, and high-end hotels. They have served as faculty at Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute, George Washington University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, and the Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences. On-screen, Orange Grove Dance has produced multiple independent dance films that have been shown in cities around the US and Europe. This past fall, OGD premiered OTHER CANTICLES, a newly acclaimed five-part dance film series set to the works of British composer Benjamin Britten. The series was commissioned and presented by IN Series Opera. Krogol and Reeves have been Artist-In-Residence with numerous organizations, creating choreographic and cinematic works in Finland, Iceland, Italy, Spain, China, and around the US. They recently returned from a three-month residency in Finland where they are creating a dance documentary with the citizens of Rauma; set to premiere in the fall of 2023.
The team behind Entangled Waters is based in Santa Barbara Ca. Santa Barbara is considered by some to have kickstarted the environmental movement after our widespread beach oil spill in 1969. All of the participants in our project consider themselves lucky to create art that addresses climate change – in our case a show not tell about the ravages of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Mollie Wolf (she/her) is a mountain woman from Colorado, ancestral lands of the Ute and Cheyenne. She holds a BFA in dance and a minor in ethnic studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and an MFA in dance from Ohio State University. Wolf works as a freelance choreographer, educator and producer. She has been commissioned to set work on Ormao Dance Company, Bare Bait Dance Company, and many university dance repertory companies. Wolf self-produces choreographic work, interactive installations, and multi-media performance, as well as facilitates collegiate and professional level movement and creative process classes. In making, teaching, and directing alike, Wolf invests in multi-conceptual, present, embodied, communal practices that use tenants of play to engender new modes of creative possibility. WAKE was created in collaboration with Tom Tsai and is part of THE W I L D S, an ongoing series of dance films and interactive multimedia installations that approach issues of relationship, interdependence and reciprocity not only through the imagined relations depicted in the films and installations, but also between collaborators and in deep humility with the land and life of each film location.