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2015-2016 ArtsCONNECT Projects in Development
Posted 1.28.15
ArtsCONNECT increases access to performing arts engagements of excellence for audiences across the
mid-Atlantic region through support for touring projects developed by presenter consortia that include
public performances and complementary activities. As a resource to help facilitate the development of
presenter consortia, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) provides Projects in Development listings to
connect both those presenters who have already identified an artist/ensemble they would like to present,
but need to find additional presenting partners for their consortium, as well as those presenters who have
not yet identified an artist/ensemble, but would like to become part of a consortium application.
ArtsCONNECT Projects in Development has two sections:
 Section I is a listing of projects by presenters who have identified an artist or ensemble they
would like to present in their communities and are looking for additional partners to create a
consortium eligible to submit an application to the ArtsCONNECT program.
 Section II is a listing of presenters who would like to participate in an ArtsCONNECT consortium
application, but have not identified an artist or ensemble. This section is organized by the state
that the presenter is located in.
Projects in Development is updated monthly. Postings which are new or have been updated in the most
recent month are highlighted in red text.
Presenters should contact each other directly, not MAAF, to discuss the possibility of working
together on an application. Contact information is provided in the listings.
This listing includes information collected from presenters. All information, including contact information
and artist/ensemble descriptions, has been provided by the respective presenters and has not been
edited or verified for accuracy by MAAF. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute approval or
endorsement by MAAF of a submitted project or organization. Submitting a listing is not a requirement for
submitting an application to the ArtsCONNECT program nor will projects that have been developed
through Projects in Development be given preferential treatment in the review process.
For more information about the ArtsCONNECT program, including full program guidelines and application
instructions, visit www.midatlanticarts.org.
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SECTION I
PRESENTERS WITH ARTISTS LOOKING FOR CONSORTIUM PARTNERS
The following section lists presenters who have identified an artist or ensemble they would like to present
in their community and are looking for partners interested in presenting the same artist or ensemble in
their respective communities in order to create a consortium to submit an application to the
ArtsCONNECT program.
Postings which are new or have been updated in the most recent month are highlighted in red text.
Projects are broken into the following categories to assist with easy identification of projects:
Discipline
Dance
Music
Theater
Multidisciplinary
DANCE
American Dance Institute (ADI)
City, State: Rockville, MD
Website: www.americandance.org
Contact: Adrienne Willis
Contact Email: awillis[email protected]
Contact Telephone: 301-984-3003
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Chris Schlichting
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside the mid-Atlantic Region
Artist Description:
Chris Schlichting is a Minnesota-based choreographer and performer who believes in a nimble and
flexible definition of dance. His choreography relies on the formality of structural investigation and the
emotion of earnest expression, simultaneously evoking the grandiosity of spectacle and the delicacy of
intimate moments. His newest work 'Stripe Tease' is a co-commission of ADI, the Walker Arts Center and
Legion Arts and has been awarded an NPN Creation Fund grant as well as a National Dance Project
Touring Award. The piece - a follow up to Schlichting's critically acclaimed 'Matching Drapes' - is a
collaborative work with composer Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird) and visual/installation artist Jennifer
Davis that investigates how parallel languages can emerge in shared space and through simultaneous
generative processes, yielding new ways to experience and interpret the world.
Other Interested Presenters:
Danspace Project, New York, NY
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Millersville University
City, State: Lancaster, PA
Website: www.artsmu.com
Contact: Barry Kornhauser
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 717-871-7812
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Axis Dance
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside the mid-Atlantic Region
Artist Description:
One of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities.
Founded in 1987, Axis has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form called physically
integrated dance. www.axisdance.org
Other Interested Presenters:
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
City, State: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Website: fishercenter.bard.edu
Contact: Bob Bursey
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 845-758-7980
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: John Jasperse
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: NY
Artist Description:
For John Jasperse "Within between" - 2014 NY Dance and Performance "Bessie" award for Outstanding
Production. http://johnjasperse.org
University at Buffalo, The Center for the Arts
City, State: Buffalo, NY
Website: www.ubcfa.org
Contact: Rob Falgiano
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 716-645-6921
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Koresh Dance Company
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: PA
Artist Description:
Hailing from Philadelphia, Koresh Dance Company is known from their superb technique and emotionallycompelling appeal. The 10 member Company led by Israeli born artistic director Roni Koresh seamlessly
shifts between styles showing their interdisciplinary foundation and gestural diversity drawn from Graham
technique, Luigi jazz, ballet, hip hop and Israeli folk dance. Their prolific touring schedule has brought
KDC to 38 states and 7 countries offering residencies focused on audience building. Dance Magazine
says, “It’s all dance, and it’s all art ” and the LA Times calls the work “fresh, urgent and deeply
persuasive.” www.koreshdance.org
Other Interested Presenters:
Columbia Festival of the Arts, Columbia, MD; SUNY Geneseo, NY; Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan,
NJ; Raritan Valley Community College, NJ
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MUSIC
Americas Society
City, State: New York, NY
Website: www.musicoftheamericas.org
Contact: Sebastian Zubieta
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-277-8379
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
The OEIN was founded in 1980 in Bolivia by composer Cergio Prudencio. It is one of the most original
initiatives in the recent history of contemporary music in the Americas, featuring traditional Andean
instruments in contemporary compositions. The OEIN has performed its music, rich in ancestral
reminiscences in Bolivia, Europe, and throughout Latin America
Americas Society
City, State: New York, NY
Website: www.musicoftheamericas.org
Contact: Sebastian Zubieta
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-277-8379
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Ars Longa de La Habana
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
The Conjunto de Música Antigua Ars Longa de La Habana was founded in in 1994. It is dedicated to the
promotion of the music of the colonial period in Cuba and the Latin America. It has appeared in the most
prestigious halls in Cuba, as well as in several venues in Latin America and Europe. As a promoter of the
interpretation of early music in Cuba, Ars Longa is in addition the host of the Esteban Salas Early Music
Festival that takes place every year in Havana. Their discography includes music by Esteban Salas,
Gaspar Fernándes, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, as well as music from the region’s archives. They have
received awards from Diapason, Le Monde de la Musique, Télérama, and Classica.
ArtsLink
City, State: New Martinsville, WV
Website: www.artslinkwv.org
Contact: Donna Earley
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 304-455-2278
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: American Tapestry
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: PA
Artist Description:
The trio delights audiences with the music that, over generations, has become woven into the fabric of
American culture. From the Civil War to the Gold Rush to the great wave of immigration during the first
half of the Twentieth Century, these songs chronicle journeys, hardships and loves won and lost, all the
while celebrating the beauty and majesty of America. Fresh and innovative arrangements of these
precious American gems are interwoven with new music and the stories that inspired them.
Other Interested Presenters:
Frostburg State University, MD
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Beckley Concert Association
City, State: Beckley, WV
Website: www.beckleyconcerts.org
Contact: John Yurick
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 304-731-8118
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Judy Carmichael Trio
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: NY
Artist Description:
Judy Carmichael is an extraordinary jazz pianist, singer, and radio host. The Grammy nominated pianist
is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Her trio adds guitar and saxophone.
http://www.judycarmichael.com/
Other Interested Presenters:
Radford University, Radford, VA
Piedmont Arts
City, State: Martinsville, VA
Website: www.piedmontarts.org
Contact: Barbara Parker
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 276-632-3221
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Andes Manta
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: NY
Artist Description:
This vibrant and powerful music continues to be played from Colombia to Tierre del Fuego, and none play
it better than the four Lopez brothers who make up ANDES MANTA: Fernando, Luis, Bolivar and Jorge,
bringing this unique art form to North America in its purest and most authentic form. Natives of the
Ecuadorian Andes, the brothers learned their traditional folk music as it has been learned for thousands
of years - passed from father to son and brother to brother. ANDES MANTA performs the vibrant music
of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. http://www.andesmanta.com/
Other Interested Presenters:
WV State University, WV; Harrisburg Area Community College, PA
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
City, State: Toms River, NJ
Website: www.grunincenter.org
Contact: Mark Wilson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 732-255-0400 ext 2450
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Salut Salon
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
http://www.salut-salon.com/en/salut-salon/
Other Interested Presenters:
Union Performing Arts Center Rahway, NJ
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The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
City, State: Toms River, NJ
Website: www.grunincenter.org
Contact: Mark Wilson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 732-255-0400
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Hang Music
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
https://hangmusic.com/
Williams Center for the Arts - Lafayette College
City, State: Easton, PA
Website: williamscenter.lafayette.edu
Contact: Hollis Ashby
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 610-330-5012
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Riyaaz Qawwalli
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside the mid-Atlantic Region
Artist Description:
Founded in 2006 by Sonny K. Mehta, Riyaaz Qawwali is dedicated to preserving and extending a 700year old art form of sacred vocal music. By introducing new audiences to qawwali music, the ensemble
vigorously pursues evolving the genre in the 21st century, while maintaining fidelity to this Islamic song
form’s unique melodic, percussive, poetic and spiritual attributes. Through texts by significant South Asian
poets from divergent religious backgrounds, Riyaaz Qawwali performs in a number of languages
representing the linguistic and cultural diversity of South Asia, delivering a universal message of oneness
and peace. The group’s eight musicians, who all now reside in the U.S., hail from India, Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds.
www.riyaazqawwali.com
Other Interested Presenters:
Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA; Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
THEATER
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc.
City, State: Poughkeepsie, NY
Website: www.bardavon.org
Contact: Chris Silva
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 845-473-5288 #101
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Rhapsody in Black by Leland Gantt
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: NY
Artist Description:
Rhapsody in Black is a new one-man play written and performed by Leland Gantt, directed by Estelle
Parsons, and developed at The Actors Studio and the Workshop Theatre in New York City. It has been
further developed and produced for touring by the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. Rhapsody in Black
explores Leland Gantt's personal journey to understanding & transcending racism in America. The 90minute play (and 60 minute school version) follows his spellbinding life story-from an underprivileged
childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, PA, to teenage experiments with crime & drugs, to scholastic
achievement & an acting career that lands him in situations where he is virtually the only African6
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American in the room.Leland Gantt is an American actor whose career has spanned decades and
included countless notable successes in regional and Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, and in
television and film.
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
City, State: New York City, NY
Website: nyuskirball.org
Contact: Michael Harrington
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-998-2346
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Filter Theatre
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
Filter is an experimental company, based in London, England, that creates new work and interprets
classic texts. Formed in 2003, Filter's Artistic Directors are Oliver Dimsdale, Tim Phillips and Ferdy
Roberts. www.filtertheatre.com
Other Interested Presenters:
Annenberg Center, PA; Lafayette College, PA
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
City, State: New York City, NY
Website: nyuskirball.org
Contact: Michael Harrington
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-998-2346
Proposed Artists/Ensemble: Magmanus
Artist/Ensemble Place of Residence: Outside of the United States
Artist Description:
Magmanus Company is a Swedish circus company founded in 2009 by the Franco-Norwegian duo Manu
Tiger and Magnus Bjoru. Since 2009, they have performed shows in 21 countries and on three
continents; Europe, Africa and Asia, in all different kinds of venue (theatres, traditional circus tents, in the
streets, at festivals and more). In this experimental indoor show, ATTACHED, Magmanus explore new
techniques, constructions, and the laws of gravity. www.magmanus.com
Other Interested Presenters:
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, NY; Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, PA
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PRESENTERS INTERESTED IN JOINING A CONSORTIUM
The following section lists presenters that would like to participate in an ArtsCONNECT consortium.
Postings which are new or have been updated in the most recent month are highlighted in red text.
Presenters are organized by the state that they are located in.
ELIGIBLE STATES
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Virgin Islands
Virginia
West Virginia
DELAWARE
Dover Public Library
City, State: Dover, DE
Website: www.doverpubliclibrary.org
Contact: Michelle Hughes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 302-736-7030
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
City, State: Selbyville, DE
Website: www.freemanstage.org
Contact: Patti Grimes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 302-436-3003
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
The Schwartz Theatre
City, State: Dover Delaware, DE
Website: www.schwartzcenter.com
Contact: Sydney Arzt
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 302-245-8292
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
City, State: Washington, DC
Website: www.kennedy-center.org
Contact: Sarah Wilber
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 202-416-8060
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
MARYLAND
Baltimore's Festival of the Arts
City, State: Baltimore, MD
Website: www.artscape.org
Contact: Kathy Hornig
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 410-752-8632
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Weinberg Center for the Arts
City, State: Frederick, MD
Website: www.weinbergcenter.org
Contact: John Healey
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 301-600-2839
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
NEW JERSEY
Grounds For Sculpture
City, State: Hamilton, NJ
Website: http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Contact: Rena Perrone
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 609-586-0616
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary
McCarter Theatre Center
City, State: Princeton, NJ
Website: www.mccarter.org
Contact: William W. Lockwood
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 609-258-6516
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
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SKN Foundation
City, State: Hillsborough, NJ
Website: www.sknfoundation.org
Contact: Dr. Naveen Mehrotra
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 908-671-1344
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
NEW YORK
Americas Society
City, State: New York, NY
Website: www.musicoftheamericas.org
Contact: Sebastian Zubieta
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-277-8357
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc.
City, State: Poughkeepsie, NY
Website: www.bardavon.org
Contact: Chris Silva
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 845-473-5288 #101
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Goodwill Theatre, Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
City, State: Johnson City, NY
Website: www.goodwilltheatre.net
Contact: Naima Kradjian
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 607-772-2404
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
City, State: Lake Placid, NY
Website: www.lakeplacidarts.org
Contact: James Lemons
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 518-523-2512
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
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Roxbury Arts Group
City, State: Roxbury, NY
Website: www.roxburyartsgroup.org
Contact: Maggie Cullen
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 607-326-7908
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Schimmel Center, Pace University
City, State: New York, NY
Website: schimmel.pace.edu
Contact: Martin Kagan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 212-346-1231
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary
The Strand Center for the Arts
City, State: Plattsburgh, NY
Website: The Strand Center for the Arts
Contact: Jessica Dulle
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 518-563-1604
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Traditional
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
City, State: Troy, NY
Website: www.troymusichall.org
Contact: Jon Elbaum
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 518-273-8945
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music,
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
PENNSYLVANIA
Ars Nova Workshop
City, State: Philadelphia, PA
Website: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.org
Contact: Mark Christman
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 215-805-3376
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary
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Harrisburg Area Community College
City, State: Harrisburg, PA
Website: www.liveatroselehrman.org
Contact: Teri Guerrisi
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 717-780-2576
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Keystone College
City, State: La Plume, PA
Website: www.keystone.edu
Contact: Liz Ratchford
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 570-945-8156
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
Weis Center for Performing Arts at Bucknell University
City, State: Lewisburg, PA
Website: www.bucknell.edu
Contact: Kathryn Maguet
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 570-577-1670
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary,
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
VIRGINIA
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
City, State: Harrisonburg, VA
Website: www.jmuforbescenter.com
Contact: Regan Byrne
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 540-568-4393
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Dance, Music, Theatre, Multidisciplinary
Styles Interested in Presenting: Contemporary, Traditional
WEST VIRGINIA
WV Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Inc.
City, State: Fairmont, WV
Website: billjanoske.tripod.com
Contact: William Janoske
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: 301-334-8629
Disciplines Interested in Presenting: Music
Styles Interested in Presenting: Traditional
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