Performance, Choreography, Video, and Installations
2016-17 - "Enmei (Long Life): A Dance and Aging Project" – (upcoming) Collaborative performance project and video documentary with American dance artist/researchers Mary Fitzgerald, Dr. Rose Weitz and Japanese dance artists Kei Takei and Masako Kitaura. With kind support from the Japan Foundation and Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research and Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.
2016 - ABC Festival: Improvisation and Instant Composition. Improvised performances with Michael Schumacher, Lily Kiara dance and music artists from Amsterdam and Chicago. Links Hall at Constellation, Chicago, IL
2016 - Oorsprong Curators Series. I was the invited curator for an improvised ensemble of performers and musicians for this ongoing project. DokZaal Venue, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - "For a Gibbous Moon" (curated) collaborative improvised performances with
dance, light and music. International performers and musicians from the U.S., Japan and Holland; OT301 Theater, Amsterdam, NL
2016 - "Blink"; Collaborative improvised performances with dance, music and light. Ongoing performances with Mary Fitzgerald, Doug Nottingham, Barry Moon and Carolyn Koch.
2015-16 - "Vibrant Lives Data Archives"; Collaborative performance/installation. Ongoing research in tandem with Jessica Rajko and Jacqueline Wernimont. Interactive wearable costume design, technology, digital humanities, and realtime composing in dance. The work has been presented in a variety of contexts, such as the commissioned collaborative performance/installation with ASU dancers and interactive sculptures by Bobby Zokaites. spark! Festival of Creativity, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ.
2014 - "Monday Match"; Dance and music performances – co-curated and performed with musician Michael Vatcher and ensemble of international dancers and musicians.
BIMHUIS theater for jazz and improvised music, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - "4tet"; Dance and music performance - collaboration with Lily Kiara and musicians Michael Moore and Michael Vatcher, Theater OT301 , Amsterdam, NL
2014 - "Untitled Testimonials"; Choreography and performances (interdisciplinary text, music, dance) - Presented at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Icehouse, and Night Gallery, Arizona
2013 - "Asylum" - Collaborative immersive, interdisciplinary performance project created with Rachel Bowditch-presented on site in the Phoenix Icehouse, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 - "4tet" - Performances with dancer Lily Kiara and musicians Michael Vatcher and Michael Moore. Presented in de Tanker, Amsterdam, NL.
2013 - "Gaviota" - Choreography and solo performance
Linea de Costa and Center for Contemporary Creation (ECCO) Cádiz, Spain
2012-13 - "Atlas 0 - Ariadne 1" performance and choreography with dance, text, music; Premiere ASU Galvin Theater and ASU Night Gallery.
2013 - "Twitter Verses"; Interdisciplinary collaboration with Lance Gharavi and Jake Pinholster; choreographed and performed a piece with 24 dancers in the event.
Emerge National Conference , ASU
2012 - "Suite for Toy Piano" dance and video in performance for John Cage Festival - ASU
collaboration with Sunny Kuo with (toy piano)
2011-2012 - "Carne Vale (farewell to the flesh)" masup of multiple solos; music Yannis Kyriakides & Andy Moor; Performances Night Gallery, Phoenix Icehouse, Live Art Platform, Tempe Center for the Arts - Breaking Ground Festival, Arizona
2010-2012 -"Gememergemergemergem" & "Days/Months/Years" for Angela Davis in collaboration with Grisha Coleman, Eden McNutt, Monica Page, and Sam Pilafian. ASU Art Museum, Modified Arts Gallery Phoenix, AZ and Live Art Platform- ASU, ISIM Conference - Wayne, NJ and McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Skin-Surface-Circuit Conference: Embodying the Improvisatory )
2009 - "Whale"
Premiere: Asahi Art Square (Tokyo, Japan) and SanDiego, CA Blurred BordersFestival
Dance & Video: Eileen Standley
Music: Monica Page, Yannis Kyriakides, and Andy Moor
Commission Asahi Art Square Theater and Netherlands Embassy
2009 - "Joining Waters; Amsterdam-Tokyo"
Premiere: Asahi Art Square (Tokyo)
Choreography in collaboration with Tamie Yamana, Company Deux & dancers
Commission Tokyo based Company Deux, Asahi Art Square Theater
and Netherlands Embassy
1995 to 2009 Magpie Music Dance Co;
Founding member along with Katie Duck, Michael Schumacher, Martin Sonderkamp, Sharon Smith, and Vincent Cacialano. Dance and Music Improvisation in performance. National and international tours.
2008 The Diva Body; Candy Cameltoe in performance and panelist interview for conference on the Diva Body at the Melkweg Theater, support and hosted by School for New Dance Development and Amsterdam Theaterschool and Research Groups (Lectoraat)
2007 -"Until the Day of Now"
Performed in collaboration with Hillary Blake Firestone and live music Jeroen Kinman. Produced and premiered Munster Improvisation Festival, Germany
2005 - "Pulse Projects/Aftermath" direction Lily Kiara; premiere Melkweg
Improvised performances with musicians Wilbert de Joode and Felicity Provan; danced with Lily Kiara and Maggie Harvey
2000 "In the Field" - Solo choreography and performance with live music by Monica Page. Décor by Nora Heilmann. Produced and premiered Full Moon Festival, Pyhajaarvi, Finland
2001-02 - "Colors" Bik Bent Braam; Solo improvised dance performances with musical trio:
Michael Braam, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Vatcher, and Text/Soundartist Jaap Blonk Compositions by Michael Braam. Performances: BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, and Lux Theater,Nijmegen
2001 - Het Doek Festival; Performed improvised dances with improvised music with Katie Duck and David Zambrano. Music: a.o. Tristan Honsinger, Toby Tobias, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Moore, and Michael Vatcher, Felix Meritis, Amsterdam.
1999 - "Rats Head; Oxs Neck"
Performances Netherlands and Finland
Choreography and collaboration with 5 dancers and musician. Live music by Monica Page and Michael Vatcher. Commission Initiation Five, Side Step Festival Helsinki, Fonds for the
Podiumkunsten, and Full Moon Festival Pyhajaarvi, Finland.
1999 -"Moshi Moshi"
Premiere Philip Morris Theater, Amsterdam and Korzo Theater, The Hague Amsterdam
Live music by Michael Moore/Recorded Mix by Monica Page. Commission choreography for five dancers.
1998 - "Nachtvlinders" - Premiere Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
In collaboration with composer Alyson Isadora and media artist Sher Doruff
Commissioned choreography for 10 musicians and vocalist of the Maarten Altena Ensemble.
1998 -"Riptide" Choreography for 10 dancers . Live music by Monica Page and Michael Vatcher. Live, interactive visual projections: Adelaide Benzon. Commission Theatreschool Amsterdam, Holland
1998 "Present Passes" - Danced in performances directed by Julyen Hamilton. Theaters in
Belgium and France
1996 The Connected Body International Symposium; School for New Dance Development Performance and research with STEIM artists (international center for multimedia, experimental and electronic music) on Big Eye project (involving video, dance, and midi), Amsterdam.
1996 "On the Fence" - Duet performances with Martin Sonderkamp.
Composition & Live Music: Anne Le Berge; Premiere and production; Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
1995 The band the EX; "Een Plezante Aangelegenheid (a pleasant affair)"
Improvised performance Paradiso Theatre, Amsterdam. Dance and music performance duo with Katie Duck and percussionists Michael Vatcher and Tony Buck.
Video artwork and Installations
2014 - "Liminal Cádiz" - Museum of Contemporary Art Cádiz, Spain –Nave13 Gallery- ECCO (Espacio de Creación Contemporanea) Exhibition of my video dance documentary/performance project made with the community of Cádiz. I filmed, edited, and performed new work for the exhibit and its opening. Two of my former single-channel video works ("For James" and "Slow White Dance") were also presented in this show.
2014 - "State of Affairs" - Video exhibition/installation of my 6-channel video/movement project investigating states of balance/disbalance. Re-mounted for the Dance Annual Festival Arizona State University Galvin Theater, Tempe, AZ
2013-14 - "Skin of Cadiz" - (upcoming) Single-channel video poem chronicling the thresholds of change in Cadiz through the body of the city and the skin of its people.
Linea de Costa Artist Residency project.
2013 - "Small Gestures" - Collaborative art exhibit/installation made with Janice Pittsley - exploring the intersection of drawing and dancing. Presented at the IHR Gallery, ASU. Funded by a HIDA Project Grant.
2012-13 - "Gesture of Imagination" - single channel video presented in Extended Gesture Conference University of Edinburgh, Scotland, IDN Festival, Mercat de les Flors Theater, Barcelona, Spain and ShortDance Films tour 2013-14, Institute for Humanities Research Exhibit - Arizona State University, Videoholica Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, and Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, California (selected for live and online exhibitions).
2013 - Flowing Waters (version 2), video projections for choreography by Tamie Yamana Co. Deux & dancers; Tokyo Metropolitan Theater , Tokyo, Japan
2012 - "Alchemy" - interactive video installation made in collaboration with media artist John Mitchell - Galvin Theater, Tempe, AZ
2011 -2012 "State of Affairs" 6-channel video installation - selected for Breaking Ground Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
2011 - "Dance Fragrance" - video projections for choreography by Tamie Yamana
New National Theater, Tokyo, Japan
2011 - "190/192" Installation/Performance in collaboration with media artist John Mitchell
2009 - "1/3" Installation/Performance/Video - Art Detour Phoenix Festival - collaboration/intervention dancers and spoken word.
2009 "Melting Pot"; Concept and video pilot developed for Dutch television: cooking show made with children from intercultural heritage who have either immigrated to Holland or have parents who are émigrés. Made in collaboration with Uli Neumann.
2009 "Joining Waters Amsterdam to Tokyo"; video for joint choreography project with Company Deux.; Commission Tokyo based Company Deux, Asahi Art Square Theater and Netherlands Embassy
2007 "Hommage a Baudrillard"; Video creation and text animations for Choreographer Kathleen Delaney and Musician/Composer Claudio Jacomucci; premiere Festival du Musique Electroacoustique "Synthese 2007" Bourges,France
2006 "For James" single channel video
2005 "Victorias Light" single channel video
2005 "Dig Deep" and "Slow White Dance" ; Video creations/installation in collaboration with choreographer Mia Lawrence, Mufthalle Theater, Munich. Funding by Arts Council Munich and Mufthalle
2004 "Heaven is a Radio"; Video installation clip for performances (Michael Schumacher and Alex Waterman); Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
2003-04 Video animations and projections created for Magpie Music Dance Company performances, Productions in Melkweg and Panama Theaters with financial support from Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten and Amsterdam fonds vd Kunst.
2003 "The Enigmatic Operetta"; Video installation in collaboration with Mary Traenkle; premiere 250 KUUB;produced by Frascati 4; Nes Theaters, Amsterdam
2003 "Amoeba Blues"; Created video and animations for choreography by Katrina Brown, video as performer; Premiere Brakke Grond Theater, Amsterdam and National tours
2002 "Weather in a Box" in collaboration with Mary Traenkle; in 250 KUUB; produced by Frascati 4; Nes Theaters, Amsterdam.
MFA - Choreography and Visual Arts - Wilson College (2017)
Bachelor of Arts - Dramatic Arts/Dance - UC Berkeley (with distinction in scholarship and Academic Honors)
Recipient of Eisner Award in the Performing Arts UC Berkeley
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher
Diploma from Media Academie in Hilversum (2002)
Video content editing and theory (AVID, Final Cut Pro)
Diploma SAE Technology College in Amsterdam (2000)Webdesign and Multimedia Producer Program
Scholarship Bella Lewitsky Dance Company; USC Idyllwild (1982)