DIRECTOR - REBECCA ARNDT
Rebecca Arndt was raised in Boston, Massachusetts.
She received a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 2003, with a degree in narrative film production.
Soon after graduating, she moved to New York City, first working in post-production as an assistant editor for documentary companies.
In 2005, Rebecca began working with Florentine Films/ Hott Productions, and over the past 7 years, has production managed or associate produced many documentary programs with them, including “Through Deaf Eyes” which won a Dupont award in 2008, and “The War of 1812” for PBS.
At the same time, Rebecca has enjoyed a career as a camera operator and assistant cameraperson. She was invited to join NY IATSE local 600 and currently works as a first assistant on many of the feature films, music videos, commercials, webisodes and television shows, produced in the city today.
Rebecca started WAC inc in 2008, an HD camera rental and operating business. Rebecca founded WAC inc so she could pursue projects that she found personally fascinating. WAC inc has become a place for Rebecca and her collaborators to explore and experiment in filmmaking without the compromises that come with commercial productions. Since starting the business, Rebecca has shot music videos, narrative shorts, experimental instillation pieces, documentaries, and now - “a psycho-horror dance film” - Dorian C!
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - EVA PERROTTA
Born in France, Eva is an independent choreographer and performer. She is the funder and artistic director of Nu Dance Theater.
Her work is constantly questioning and reinventing imagery and the meaning behind it, inviting performers and audience members to find new ways of experiencing movement through the archetypal stories our body holds in visceral memories.
She is always looking to collaborate with different media to broaden her exploration of movement and create performances that embrace all senses.
Her artistic path first started studying theater before she pursued her dance training in Buenos Aires with Diana Theocharidis and Estella Erman and in New York City at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
Her work has been seen in many venues such as Dixon Place, Theresa Lang Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, The Puffing Room, Boston University Theater, White wave festival, Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, The Theater for the new city, Aurillac and Avignon festival in France to site a few.
In 2009 and 2010 Nu Dance Theater was commissioned by the LAB Gallery for installation + Performing Arts at the Rogers Smith Hotel, Triskelion Arts and Martha Graham School for contemporary dance to create new work.
Since 2010 the company is focusing on site specific performances involving unexpected spaces such as former Synagogue renovated into a contemporary living space, a botanical garden, a vintage store, stair cases and elevators.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - SOPHIE BORTOLUSSI
Sophie Bortolussi is a French choreographer, dancer and director living in New York City since 2002. She is the artistic associate of New York-based dance theater company Nu Dance Theater and L.A.-based physical theater company Wilderness. Sophie recently played the lead role of Wendy in Punchdrunk's latest critically acclaimed production "The drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable" at the National Theater in London. Her performance was nominated for the 2013 UK Broadway World Award for " Best leading actress in a new production of a play" among Helen Mirren, Kristin Scott Thomas and Natalie Chancellor. She also played the role of Lady Macbeth in Punchdrunk's production "Sleep No More" for which she was awarded the 2011 World Falstaff Award for Best Principal Performance. Sophie has been also working on multiple projects with Martha Clarke, including "Garden of Earthly Delights", "Kaos", "Angel Reapers" and currently in rehearsal for "The Threepenny Opera" at the Atlantic Theater in New York. Sophie is also currently a choreographer and dancer for Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental. She was also a member of the Martha Graham Company, Drastic Action and AMDaT. Thanks to a grant for choreographic studies from the French Ministry Of Culture and Communication and a full scholarship from The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Sophie moved to NYC in 2002 and trained at the Martha Graham Dance School of Contemporary Dance. She also has a degree in Philosophy from Paris 8 University, France.
TALENT/ COLLABORATOR - ASLI BULBUL
Asli Bulbul is from Istanbul, Turkey living in NYC since 1997. After an apprenticeship with Tanztheater Wuppertal/Pina Bausch in 2000, she joined Bill.T.Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. in 2001. Between 2001-2010 she took part in creating eight original productions and danced in numerous repertory pieces performed both in the US and internationally. Since leaving this full time position, she worked with Martha Clarke in Angel Reapers, Jennifer Nugent, Rebecca Lazier, Bill Young /Colleen Thomas &Co and collaborated with Nu Dance Theater on a site specific project, Dorian C.. She is currently working with RoseAnne Spradlin on a new project and a new member of Nature Theater of Oklahoma.
Dorian C. short dance film, experimental short dance film, sophie bortolussi, eva perrotta, asli bulbul, rebecca arndt. avant garde dorian corey
With an intimate eye and exhilarating choreography, Dorian C. illustrates the frustrating struggle between the boundaries of how we are defined and our manufactured identity.