Thursday, July 23, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Hahn/Mantione]

Amerika Ist Nun Erwackt
Music: David Hahn
Dance: Michelle Mantione

David Hahn creates diverse styles of music ranging from processed electric guitar to musique concrte sound collages to more traditional settings for instrument and voice. Educated at Brown University, Hahn also attended The New England Conservatory of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and Stanford University. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, Musica Nel Chiostro in Florence, and the City of London Festival. He co-founded the Boston Renaissance Ensemble and received the Noah Greenberg Award for "Excellence in the Performance of Early Music" from the American Musicological Society.

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.

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