Megan Bridge is assistant to David Gordon for the Philadelphia workshop and performs with the workshop cast and ensemble on occasion. She is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and dance writer based in Philadelphia. Megan currently co-directs <fidget>, an experimental performance space and a platform for her collaborative work with Peter Price. She has been most influenced by her work with Group Motion, Jerome Bel, Willi Dorner, Deborah Hay, and Lucinda Childs. www.thefidget.org
Dawn Falato was most recently seen in Swim Pony Performing Arts’ Ballad of Joe Hill. She has also performed her original solo and ensemble-based work in the United States, India, and the United Kingdom. Other companies she has worked with include the Public Theater (HAIR in Central Park, New York); Philadelphia Theatre Company (The Happiness Lecture, with Bill Irwin); and the Dell’Arte Company.
Germaine Ingram is a jazz tap dancer, composer/choreographer, and vocal improviser. Her work is a constant evolution of styles and traditions learned from legendary Philadelphia hoofer LaVaughn Robinson (1927–2008), her teacher, mentor, and performance partner for more than 25 years. Through choreography, performance, writing, production, oral history documentation, and designing and leading artist learning environments, she explores themes related to history, collective memory, and social justice. She was named a 2010 Pew Fellow in the Arts. She received, among other awards, the Artist of the City Award from the Painted Bride Art Center; a Transformation Award (2008) and Art & Change Awards from Leeway Foundation; a Rocky Award (2011) from DanceUSA/Philadelphia; the Folk Arts & Cultural Heritage Practice Award (2012) from the Philadelphia Folklore Project; and a Sacatar Institute residency in Bahia, Brazil. A former civil rights and trial lawyer, law professor, and school district executive officer, she serves on several nonprofit boards dedicated to education reform, supporting arts and culture, and arts education.
Rhonda Moore is a dancer, performance artist, educator, and ardent lover of communication in all its splendid and creative forms. Early and rigorous training in classical piano and Dunham dance technique leaves an indelible mark on this artist, demonstrated through an eclecticism both on stage in performance and while teaching in the classroom or studio. “Right now what interests me is putting together all I know, what I do well and what I understand and live – really, truly, live, to tell my story, which I have the humble audacity to believe is perhaps a piece of everyone’s story….”
Jumatatu Poe works with Merián Soto and Leah Stein, in addition to idiosynCrazy productions, which he founded in 2008. He is currently engaged with a collaborative, multi-tiered performance practice with New York–based dance artist Jesse Zaritt. Jumatatu has danced with Marianela Boán, Tania Isaac, Charles O. Anderson/Dance Theatre X, Keith Thompson, and Kate Watson-Wallace. His own choreographic work has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Susan Hess Modern Dance’s Choreographers Project, the Community Education Center, Philadelphia Dance Projects, Dance New Amsterdam, and New York Live Arts. In 2012, Jumatatu received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
Marcel Williams Foster directs Performance Hypothesis, a dance/theater initiative that explores intersections of science, social justice, and radical queer politics. His original work has been presented by Philadelphia FringeArts, Stanford University, Center for Performance Research, and University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Marcel’s former performance and collaboration credits include Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Headlong, and Pig Iron Theater. www.marcelwfoster.org