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Raja Feather Kelly Hysteria APR 8, 8PM (EST) APR 9 & 10, 830PM (EST) Choreographed, Directed and Performed by Raja Feather Kelly Video by Laura Snow with Raja Feather Kelly Photography by Kate Enman Cinematography by Laura Snow with CJ Ferroni Set and Prop Design by Raja Feather Kelly with Kate Enman Lighting Design by Tuce Yusak Off-site light board programmer: Roya Abab Music by Raja Feather Kelly and Remy Kurs Costumes and Make-up by Raja Feather Kelly Installation Design by Raja Feather Kelly, Kate Enman, Laura Snow and Tuce Yasak Production Assistants: Ami Gernux, Brandi Holt, Nick Hall Thank you, Bobby, Victor, and the Coven Runtime: 30 minutes Live Gallery Installation runs through Spring 2021


FUNDING Hysteria 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.

CO-PRESENTERS & SUMMER 2021 INTERNATIONAL TOUR LOCATIONS INCLUDE: On the Boards in Seattle, WA (Film Screening) – May 2021

Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH (Film Screening) – June 2021 Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME (Film Screening) – July 2021 ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria (Live) – August 2021 The Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, OR – Sept 2021

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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 Kate Enman (b. 1987, NYC): Born choreography for the Pulitzerand based in Brooklyn, Kate is winning musical A Strange Loop. a photography artist. Her work In 2019 he was an SDCF Joe A. has been published in The New Callaway Award finalist for both York Times, Time Out New York, A Strange Loop and the Pulitzerand Ain’t Bad Magazine. Having winning play Fairview. Raja is studied and shot in Tel Aviv, also the 2019–2020 Randjelović/ Rome, and New York City, she is Stryker Resident Commissioned currently passionate about analog Artist at New York Live Arts, photography - particularly of the an inaugural Jerome Hill Artist 35mm variety. Kate delights in Fellow, and a 2019 Creative documenting the world around her, Capital award recipient. He is a while specializing in portraiture, current fellow of HERE Arts, the dance and still-life. She has Center for Ballet and the Arts at recently started her own studio in NYU, and a Creative Associate Bushwick with her many cats, and at The Juilliard School. Over the continues to look for ways to get past decade, Kelly has created work done in the bath. fifteen evening-length premieres with his company the feath3r CJ Ferroni is a NYC based theory as well as directing and cinematographer mainly focused choreographing extensively for on documentary and live Off-Broadway theatre in New performance. He has collaborated York City. His choreography with the feath3r theory, New York has also garnered a 2018


City Ballet and several Broadway theaters, and has shot non-fiction features and series across your favorite streaming platforms.

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.

Remy Kurs is a New York music director, orchestrator, and pianist. Most recently, he served as music supervisor and arranger for Raja Feather Kelly’s We’re Gonna Die (by Young Jean Lee) at Second Stage Theater. Remy is also the music supervisor for the Broadway-bound musical Lempicka (directed by Rachel Chavkin), including its Tuçe Yasak has been following world premiere production at Williamstown Theatre Festival. On light in NYC since 2008, creating over 100 site-specific light Broadway, Remy has conducted installations for performance in The Book of Mormon (also music director for the 1st National Tour), the US and abroad. Yasak received the 2018 and 2019 BESSIE award Moulin Rouge, and Be More Chill. for Outstanding Visual Design Off-Broadway credits include for her designs and has ongoing Invisible Thread (Second Stage), collaborations with Raja Feather Ride the Cyclone (MCC), Iron Kelly | the feath3r theory, Contra Curtain, and The Hidden Sky (Prospect Theater Co.). Regionally, Tiempo, Miguel Guitierrez, Ayesha Jordan & Charlotte Brathwaite, Remy’s work includes Witness Daria Fain, Ni’Ja Whitson and Uganda (ART & The Wallis), Iron Nia Whitherspoon, among many Curtain (Village Theatre), and others. Light, movement and The Honeymooners (Paper Mill architecture intertwine in her Playhouse). work to support space-making and story-telling. Laura Snow is a Brooklynbased filmmaker and longtime collaborator of the feath3r theory. Snow holds degrees


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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Support is provided by the Alice Lawrence Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arnhold Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Con Edison, Dance/NYC, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., Ford Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Humanities New York, Hyde & Watson Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Joseph & Joan Cullman Foundation, MAP Fund, Marta Heflin Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Music USA, O’Donnell Green Music & Dance Foundation, Samuel Levy Foundation, Scherman Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Studio Institute, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, William Penn Foundation. New York Live Arts is supported by public funds from Humanities New York, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council with special thanks to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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