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Image of Mina Nishimura

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Mina Nishimura is a Tokyo-born dance artist whose works focus on ever-changing relationships between internal landscapes and external forms. Buddhism-influenced philosophies and butoh-based principles are reflected across her somatic, performance and choreographic practices. Nishimura is a 2019 recipient of Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award.

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Molly Lieber is performing and touring in projects for luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. Her work with Eleanor Smith premiered at New York Live Arts in March 2019.

Souleymane_Badolo

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Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and dancer born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses traditional African dances with western contemporary dance and continues to tour internationally.

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Nicole Daunic’s research as a dancer and dance scholar examines the intersection of movement and power in choreographic and improvisational dance practices in order to consider the politics of how we move together.

Image of Eleanor Bauer

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Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a profound synthesis of physical, conceptual, affective, emotional, formal, and aesthetic understandings.

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Oguri is an internationally acclaimed dancer who has been described as a master at redirecting the way one sees and encounters the physical environment, his dance emphasizing the unpredictable. He produces full-evening solo and ensemble work, improvising and collaborating with musicians, sculptors, painters, poets, and literature.

Image of Miguel Gutierrez

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Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn based artist and educator working with dance, performance, text and sound. He performs and teaches all over the world. 

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Russell Stuart Lilie was a member in Shen Wei Dance Arts which is known for its large scale and immersive productions. His own work and teaching focuses on pattern and performance.

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Dale Doucette has been a touring lighting designer/director and production manager for over 40 years. He has traveled the world over with a variety of musical performers. He has also worked in set and lighting design for film, television and theatre production.

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Terry Creach directs Creach/Company, which tours throughout the United States and Europe, and his work as a choreographer has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.

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Richard MacPike brings his experience working on Broadway shows such as The Lion King and companies like the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass to his work as costume shop manager at Bennington.

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Michael Giannitti has extensive professional experience as a lighting designer and educator. He has designed lighting at many of the most prestigious venues around the country and has taught abroad as a two-time Fulbright Specialist Grant recipient.

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Susan Sgorbati, the director of the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines ranging from dance improvisation to biology to visual arts, as both an artist and a driver of social change.

Image of Hilary Clark

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Hilary Clark is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, performing in pivotal experimental dance and theater based work, touring nationally and internationally.

Image of Charles Schoonmaker

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Charles Schoonmaker is an Emmy Award-winning costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, and television.

Image of Elena Demyanenko

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Elena Demyanenko was a member of Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio Dance Companies, which premiered original choreography at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Live Arts, and other venues. She is the recipient of New York Live Arts and EMPAC Dance Movies commissions and a Jerome Robbins Fellowship.

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Faculty member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

Stuart Shugg

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Dancer and choreographer Stuart Shugg has been described by the New York Times as "lucid... with a scrupulous technique."

Image of Michael Rancourt

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With his background in engineering, woodworking, and sawmilling, Michael Rancourt has created everything from a parasol that bursts into flames to a totally silent stage elevator for Bennington College productions.

Yanan Yu

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Dancer and choreographer Yanan Yu combines her experience in contemporary technique and Chinese traditional dance with interests in visual art, fine art, and mathematics.

Rebecca Brooks

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Rebecca Brooks serves serves on the faculty at Movement Research and is an expert in the Alexander Technique.

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An instigator of space, bodies, and ideas who wears his heart on his sleeve and the sky on his arm - while working in lighting design, scenic design, curation, and installation art - Mark O’Maley is a Vermont based artist who has a fascination with how people use and inhabit space. He lights mostly dance.

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Brian Lambert is the Technical Instructor in Lighting & Dance Production whose work in sound, lighting, and audio has taken him from the Big Apple Circus to the Dorset Theatre Festival, among many other places.

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Technical Instructor of Lighting and Dance Production Mark O’Maley is the instigator and designer for the art installation A Thing is Determined by its Nature, a collaboration with WCU Theater & Dance Associate Professor Liz Staruch in the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Miguel Gutierrez’s latest dance piece, which features a cast of Latin American heritage, "melds the formal and the personal, the tactile and the untamed," writes Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.

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Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

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Choreographer, dancer, and visual artist Dana Reitz weaves movement and light scores that continually shift perception of time and space. Often performed in silence, they reveal musical nuance. She has collaborated with Jennifer Tipton, created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, and toured extensively.

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Choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and alumna Liz Lerman will address the class of 2018 at Bennington College’s 83rd commencement dinner on Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.

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How can food capture what makes a community distinctive? As a graduating senior studying Visual Arts, Public Action, and Dance, Isabella Poulos ’18 has devoted her time at Bennington to studying the intersection of food, art, and community.

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Dana Reitz’s Latitude was performed on February 8-10, 2018 at New York Live Arts as part of LUMBERYARD in the City.