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Raja Feather Kelly | THE FEATH3R THEORY ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY Extended Preview Watch Party DEC 4, 630PM (EST) Concept and Direction by Raja Feather Kelly and Laura Snow Editing by Laura Snow Cinematography CJ Ferroni and Laura Snow Photography by Kate Enman Production Assistants Amy Gernux and Brandi Holt Graphic Design by Raja Feather Kelly and Nicholas Hall Music by Raja Feather Kelly and Laura Snow Based on the Stage Production WEDNESDAY Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly Lighting Design by Tuce Yasak Set Design by You-Shin Chen Photography by Kate Enman Sound by Raja Feather Kelly Costumes by Raja Feather Kelly with Ami Gernux Performed by Zoe Allocco, Chris Bell, Ashley Chavonne, Amy Gernux, Alexandria Giroux, Sara Gurevich, Amy Hoà ng, Kalin Imar, Collin Kelly, Ben Langhorst, Tara McArthur, Christofer Medina, AJ Par


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FUNDING WEDNESDAY was commissioned by and will premiere at New York Live Arts as part of the Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Program, with lead support from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. WEDNESDAY was created in part at The Watermill Center - a laboratory for performance in September-October 2019. Additional support for WEDNESDAY provided by Creative Capital, a creative retreat at The Wheelhouse, and a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship grant from the Jerome Foundation.

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BIOGRAPHIES Breakout Award from the Stage Raja Feather Kelly is a Directors and Choreographers choreographer, a director, and the artistic director of the feath3r Foundation (SDCF) and the theory. He is a three-time Princess Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography (2016), and he Grace Award winner (2017, 2018, was Dance Magazine’s inaugural 2019), two-time Lucille Lortel Harkness Promise Award (2018). Award nominee (2019, 2020), He was born in Fort Hood, Texas and 2019 Chita Rivera Award and holds a B.A. in Dance and nominee. In 2020 he was the English from Connecticut College. Obie Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award honoree for Zoe Allocco never knows how choreography for the Pulitzerto answer the question “where winning musical A Strange Loop. are you from?” She moved In 2019 he was an SDCF Joe A. around growing up and feels that Callaway Award finalist for both everywhere she lived played a A Strange Loop and the Pulitzerspecial part in who she is. This winning play Fairview. Raja is brings her to SUNY Purchase also the 2019–2020 Randjelović/ College where she graduated in Stryker Resident Commissioned 2013 with a BFA in dance. She has Artist at New York Live Arts, had the pleasure of performing an inaugural Jerome Hill Artist with David Dorfman Dance Fellow, and a 2019 Creative for the opening day of The Met Capital award recipient. He is a Breuer Museum. She has recently current fellow of HERE Arts, the collaborated and performed Center for Ballet and the Arts at with Kinesis Project and Erick NYU, and a Creative Associate Montes Danceable Projects. at The Juilliard School. Over the She is brand new to the feath3r past decade, Kelly has created theory and excited to be a part of fifteen evening-length premieres WEDNESDAY. with his company the feath3r theory as well as directing and Chris Bell, originally from San choreographing extensively for Antonio, Texas has a MFA and Off-Broadway theatre in New BS in dance and because he likes York City. His choreography camping and the beach a BS in has also garnered a 2018


Geology. He currently makes work with Eryc Taylor Dance and is a frequent collaborator with (and former choreographic assistant to) Mark Dendy. He teaches (mostly kids) for ETD Outreach, Marquis Studios, TADA! Youth Theaters, and Marble Collegiate Church, where he is also the resident choreographer. His company @chrisbelldances has presented work in 4 out of 5 boroughs in NYC (including evening length works at Dixon Place and Gibney Dance Center), 3 states, and Mexico. Ashley Chavonne is a Brooklynbased performance artist and movement instructor. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Chavonne has worked with Bebe Miller, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Detroit Dance Collective, Penny Godboldo for the PG Institute and Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg for The Next Stage Project. Chavonne is currently a guest artist with with ModArts Dance Collective, Vissi Dance Theater, Lauren Bierne Dance Works, and a member of the Treehouse Shakers Dance Theater company. Amy Elizabeth Gernux, comes from Western MA and lives, performs, learns, works, thrifts,

makes soap and the occasional garment in Brooklyn, NY. She is psyched to have worked with Jim Findlay, David Dorfman, Bebe Miller, and Third Rail Projects and finds great joy in costume/ makeup design, dried flowers, and wool. Gernux has been a member of the feath3r theory since 2013. Alexandria Giroux attended New School for the Arts and Academics. She has danced with Ashleigh Leite, Michou Szabo, and apprenticed for Stephen Petronio. She has been with the feath3r theory for a year and a half. Sara Gurevich is a New York City native residing in Newburgh, NY. She began performing with Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory in 2015. Gurevich holds a BFA with honors from the Ailey School/ Fordham University, and an MSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. Amy Hoà ng is a movement artist from Amarillo, TX. She is going on 10 years of dance since starting at the age of 14. Hoang graduated from The University of North Texas with a BFA in Dance Performance and Education. She performed at the American College Dance Association a


total of 4 times and premiered an 2015 he began collaborating with the feath3r theory. In addition adjudicated work. Hoang trained, to performing, he’s shown work choreographed, and performed at the American Dance Festival in at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn Arts 2018. In July of 2019, she relocated Exchange, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Dixon Place to Brooklyn, NY to pursue dance among others. In 2018 Kelly was professionally. Her current curiosity lies in modern, breaking, named a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist. Last December and house movements and how he presented his first evening they come together. length work he rip his shirt off completely. www.collintkelly.com Kalin Lindsey Imar is a Brooklynbased dancer and performer. Imar Ben Langhorst is a New Yorkwas born and raised in Miami, based actor and writer. As an Florida where she began her actor, Langhorst has been seen dance and theater training at a Off-Broadway in: Dinner with very young age. Acknowledging Georgette (Next Door at NYTW); she won’t have this agile bod for Jason Craig and Dave Malloy’s long, Imar narrowed her focus Beardo (Pipeline Theatre and received her BFA in Dance Performance from the University Company); and The Pirate La Dee Da (Atlantic Theater of Florida. This is where she met Company). Regional: The Music Raja during his artist residency Man (Sharon Playhouse). As a in 2014. While working so closely together, she felt a sense of home writer, Langhorst’s work has and growth, craving for more. Imar been seen at Joe’s Pub, the New has been exclusively working and York Musical Theatre Festival’s Young Writers concert, the Red performing with Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory since. Room, and Pangea. Langhorst’s semi-autobiographical show, Fat Faggot, has been performed and Collin Kelly is a 6th generation developed at Dixon Place and Montanan, performer, choreographer, 500 hour CYT and Judson Memorial Church. Pilates instructor. He studied Tara Roszeen McArthur is a dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet artist originally from Northern School and holds a B.F.A. from California, recently relocated The University of Montana. In


AJ Tasley Parr is a freelance to Brooklyn, NY. She has most dancer based in New York City. recently been working with Charlotte Boye-Christensen (Salt She is a Bay Area native and is a graduate of The Boston Lake City, UT), Hope Mohr Dance Conservatory where she received (San Francisco, CA), and Keith her BFA in dance performance. Johnson/Dancers (Long Beach, CA). Her past dance relationships Since moving to New York she has been honored to do projects include Katie Faulkner, Gerald with David Dorfman, Larry Casel, Risa Jaroslow, RirieKeigwin, Raja Feather Kelly | Woodbury Dance Company the feath3r theory, Jaclyn Walsh, and the Nikolias Louis Dance Foundation. McArthur holds a BFA Emily Schoen, Baye & Asa, and Montreal-based company LA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, and holds TRESSE collective. She has been certifications in both Yoga and the featured in the music video of Jukebox the Ghost and performed Gyrotonic method. with pop-artists, Kimbra and MIKA. Recently she has been Christofer Medina is a Queer dancing with Schoen Movement LatinX performer of Panamanian descent born and raised in Miami, Company and the feath3r theory. FL. Medina attended New World School of the Arts where they TECHNICAL DESIGNERS graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance/Production. While You-Shin Chen is a New York attending NWSA, they worked based scenic designer for with Sean Curran, Robert Battle, performing arts from Taiwan. Rosie Herrera, and Annabelle As a theater practitioner, she Lopez Ochoa. Medina has performed in Berlin, DE with Luke is committed to diversity and humanity. Recent theater credits Murphy and Company Christoph include: UGLY (the feath3r theory Winkler. Medina attended Springboard Danse Montreal 2019 & Bushwick Starr); Mrs. Murray’s where they worked with Parts and Menagerie (ArsNova); Monsoon Season (AFO Theatre); The Labour Danse and Sasha Waltz Night Alive (Inis Nua Theatre and Guests. Medina also works Company); Eclipsed (Berlind with Mark Dendy and is currently Theatre, PQ ‘19 USA); Messiah based in NYC.


(LaMama, Stonewall 50); Rock-ABye (BalletX); The Hollower (New Light Theater Project). Associate scenic designer for Moby Dick (A.R.T., Des. Mimi Lien.) She is the recipient of the 2019 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award at The Lilly Awards. youshinchen.com Kate Enman (b. 1987, NYC): Born and based in Brooklyn, Kate is a photography artist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Time Out New York, and Ain’t Bad Magazine. Having studied and shot in Tel Aviv, Rome, and New York City, she is currently passionate about analog photography - particularly of the 35mm variety. Kate delights in documenting the world around her, while specializing in portraiture, dance and still-life. She has recently started her own studio in Bushwick with her many cats, and continues to look for ways to get work done in the bath. Laura Snow is a Brooklynbased filmmaker and longtime collaborator of the feath3r theory. Snow holds degrees from Connecticut College and the University of Melbourne, and has associate produced documentary series for PBS, VICE, A&E and CNN, as well as the

documentaries, NEWTOWN and HOUSE TWO. Snow’s 2016 short film LEAVE-TAKING premiered at DocNYC 2016, won the Online Audience Award at the 2017 Mindscape Film Festival, and was acquired by the media company Conscious Good. Snow currently works as a video and podcast producer for New York City Ballet. Tuçe Yasak has been following light in NYC since 2008, creating over 100 site-specific light installations for performance in the US and abroad. Yasak received the 2018 and 2019 BESSIE award for Outstanding Visual Design for her designs and has ongoing collaborations with Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory, Contra Tiempo, Miguel Guitierrez, Ayesha Jordan & Charlotte Brathwaite, Daria Fain, Ni’Ja Whitson and Nia Whitherspoon, among many others. Light, movement and architecture intertwine in her work to support space-making and story-telling.


LIVE ARTS CONTRIBUTORS New York Live Arts is deeply grateful to all the individuals listed below for their vital gifts to New York Live Arts over the last year: $500,000 and higher Anonymous Slobodan Randjelović & Jon Stryker

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$50,000 - $99,999 Jane Bovingdon Semel & Terry Semel Zoe Eskin Eleanor Friedman Helen & Peter Haje Suzanne Karpas Alex Katz Foundation Barbara & Alan D. Marks Matthew Putman $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous Patricia Blanchet David Dechman & Michele Mercure Adam Flatto Alexes Hazen James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen In Loving Memory of Linda Grass Shapiro Charla Jones Lorraine Gallard & Richard H. Levy Amy Newman & Bud Shulman Diana Wege $10,000 - $24,999 Bloomberg Philanthropies The Brant Foundation, Inc. Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Colleen Keegan Jonathan D. Lewis & Mark Zitelli Julie Orlando Pace Prints Phillips Andrea Rosen Alanna Rutherford Ruby Shang Nina & Gabe Stricker Pat Stryker $5,000 - $9,999 Zaire Baptiste & Voodo Fé Agnes Gund Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan Jeffrey B. & Wendy Liszt

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