Upcoming DatesThursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00pmFriday, November 9, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, November 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
An exciting evening of world premieres by international choreographers Jon Ole Olstad (Norway), Joseph Toonga (England), Dam Van Huynh, B.F.A. '02 (Vietnam/England), Korhan Basaran (Turkey), Catherine Coury (Spain), and Roderick George (Germany), plus a new contemporary ballet by Dance Division faculty members Adriana Suarez and Gianni Di Marco. Performed by Boston Conservatory senior, junior, and sophomore dancers.
About the Guest Choreographers
Holds a B.A. in theater from Bilkent University and an M.B.A. in arts management from Yeditepe University; artistic director of his projectbased company RAu; scholarship recipient to attend Cunningham Studio and danced with the Repertory Group of the Cunningham Company; studied and danced with various choreographers in Istanbul and New York; his work has been commissioned by Nimbus Dance Works, MMDC, Project 44, and Akbank Sanat in Istanbul. Learn more at korhanbasaran.com.
Graduate of the University of Michigan; collaborations with choreographers including Shen Wei, Ohad Naharin, Andrea Miller, and Shannon Gillen; touring performances in international venues including Lincoln Center, Art Basel, Festival de Danse, and Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, among others; cofounder of Marcat Dance; creates, performs, and teaches works of Marcat Dance at the National Dance Company of Wales, the National Company of Spain, Ballet Preljocaj, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater, and Vanguard International Dance Festival; certified Gaga teacher and an Ilan Lev practitioner. Learn more at marcatdance.com/founders-collaborators.
Studied at the Alvin Ailey School, Miami City Ballet, LINES Professional Program, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, Texas), and SUNY Purchase College; bronze winner of the Youth American Grand Prix (New York City); elected presidential scholar of the arts; performed with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Forces of Nature, Basel Ballet/Theater Basel, Goteborg Operan DansKompani, and the Forsythe Company; worked with choreographers including Peeping Tom, Jorma Elo, Jerome Bel, Jacopo Godani, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylian, Sharon Eyal, Ohan Naharin, and many others. Learn more at knonameartist.org.
Dam Van Huynh (B.F.A. '02, dance)
Founder of his Van Huynh Company; director of Centre151, an independent charity (London); associate director of Dance Bridges Festival (Kolkata, India); graduate of Boston Conservatory Dance Division; performed with companies and choreographers including the Nevada Ballet, Merce Cunningham, Portugal’s Companhia de Dança Contemporânea (CeDeCe, Richard Alston), and Phoenix Dance Theatre; artist in residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2010–2012); associate artist with Dance United 2012–2014); operatic directorial debut at Ultima Festival (2015, Of Leonardo da Vinci). Learn more at damvanhuynh.com.
Jon Ole Olstad
Graduate of National Academy of the Arts (Norway); performed on the tour project Kamuyot (Swedish Riksteatern and Batsheva Dance Company); performed with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and worked with Paul and Sol Leon, Johan Inger, Hofesh Shechter, and more; choreography presented at Cross Connection Comes Choreography Competition, Stockholm Dance Film Festival, and Ravnedans Contemporary Dance Festival; awarded first prize dancer and choreographer at the International Solo Tanz Competition (2015); taught and choreographed at the Juilliard School, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lines Ballet, Edge PAC, among others; company class presentations at Gallim Dance, Ballet Hispanico, BODYTRAFFIC, and Theater Regensburg Tanz. Learn more at instagram.com/jonoleolstad.
Founder of Just Us Dance Theatre (JUDT); established two mentoring programs including Let’s Shine Mentorship and New&Notable; cofounder of artist-led hip-hop initiative Artists4Artists; commissions include the Place and Richard Alston Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary (2016), the National Youth Ballet/Bundesjugendballett (2015), Richard Alston Dance Company (2015), EDge (2015/2016), Middlesex University (2016), Codarts (University of the Arts, Rotterdam 2016); awarded best choreography (Reverb Dance Festival, 2015) and Concourse Choreographique International de Paris (2013); associate artist at DanceEast; one of four choreographers for East Wall with Hofesh Shechter. Learn more at justusdancetheatre.org.
About the Production Staff
Tommy Neblett, Producers
Don Curioso, Production Manager
Harrison Pearse Burke, Assistant Production Manager
Sarah Elizabeth Ford, Stage Manager for From The Ground Up
Stacey Salotto-Cristobal, Stage Manager
Andrew Chandler, Technical Director
Audrey Kimball, Zack Box Technical Director/ Mainstage Lead Technician
Victoria Sweetser, Lighting Supervisor
Evey Connerty Martin, Production Electrician
Kevin Thurber, A1/Sound Supervisor
Rebecca Shannon Butler, Costume Shop Manager
Amanda Feeley, Assistant Costume Shop Manager