Pretty and raw manifesto
Music: Milicia Paranosic
Dance: Michelle Manitone
"I am working out of a new aesthetic movement which I have coined 'Pretty and Raw'. Tracks are 30 seconds to 3 minutes long based on a singular theme. They are produced with ease of instinct and meant to be easily digestible by the listener and are typically composed in one sitting.”
A native of Belgrade (Serbia), one of the of music critic’s Kyle Gann's “Favorite Women Composers of All Time”, award-winning composer Milica Paranosic, lives in New York and is active as a composer, sound designer, conceptual artist, multimedia artist, music educator, and producer. Michelle Mantione is a native New Yorker who's first passion is dance. She developed her own degree in Physically Integrated Dance through the CUNY Baccalaureate Program; studying at Hunter College a wide range of dance from ballet and modern to salsa, West African and folk dance. Other genre of arts she is currently involved with is: acting apprentice with Visible Theatre, and film & media assistant with the Disabilities Network of New York City/Manhattan
Neighborhood Network. Ms. Mantione is a firm supporter of the Tri-Union effort of the I AM PWD Campaign (Inclusion in the Arts & Media of People with Disabilities), and is currently choreographing work for public spaces that aims to blur the line of the performer vs. the audience member; there will be an open rehearsal of this work in mid-January 2009."