Glenn Kotche- Composer.Percussionist
For a percussionist and composer as energetic, inquisitive and versatile as Glenn Kotche, it’s his sense of balance—his ability to thrive in different and seemingly disparate worlds that really makes him stand out as a musician.
Since 2001, Kotche has been the rhythmic anchor in Wilco. He has appeared on over 80 recordings by artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Edith Frost, Neil Finn and Radiohead's Phil Selway, and he’s a founding member of two other bands— Loose Fur, with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and longtime collaborator Jim O’Rourke, and On Fillmore, with upright bassist Darin Gray. He has also written music for classical and post-classical ensembles like Kronos Quartet, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, So Percussion, eighth blackbird and many more.
Kotche created the music and performs live in Ate9's calling glenn, currently on tour throughout the US.
For more information visit: http://www.glennkotche.com/
Amir Raveh- Designer
Amir Raveh operates a design studio named Nagarya and is a partner in an upscale boutique carpentry workshop, in Tel Aviv. As a designer, he blends his twenty five years of experience as a carpenter with his soft spot for discarded objects and furniture. Raveh's scavenger inclination drives him to collect items that bear the scars of time and obviously their own history.
The compositions he creates confront those old objects with a new reality. He does not pour new wine into an old bottle, but rather unveils a new chapter of a forgotten book. Raveh's poetic and romantic touches are very often displayed with a tongue in the cheek attitude. His works navigate in the gap between utility and the autonomy of the art object.
Raveh's works have been exhibited in Tel Aviv, Berlin and Los Angeles and have served as sets for Dance performances by choreographers Ohad Naharin and Danielle Agami including the Queen George set.
For more information visit: http://www.nagarya.net/en-about/.
Omid Walizadeh- Composer
Omid Walizadeh, also known as Omid or OD, is a hip hop producer based in Long Beach, California. He has produced tracks for the likes of Freestyle Fellowship, Busdriver, 2Mex, Subtitle, and Awol One. Omid Walizadeh graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor's degree in recording arts. He has produced tracks since 1992.
Walizadeh composed and performed the music for Ate9's EXHIBIT b.
Jodie Landau- Composer
Landau is a composer, vocalist, and percussionist who created the music score for Ate9's mouth to mouth. His music combines elements of chamber music, rock, and jazz for live performance, film, theater, and dance. As a solo performer, Jodie sings while playing vibraphone and marimba. He has performed with groups such as ACE Jazz Collective, wild Up, Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, Gnarwhallaby, Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra, The Guthrie Project, CalArts Chamber Orchestra, CalArts Percussion Ensemble.
For more information visit: http://jodielandau.com/
Jeff Forbes- Lighting Designer
Forbes is a Portland based lighting designer working primarily in theatre and dance. He is a 9 time winner of the Willie and Drammy Awards for theatre for such companies as Artists Repertory Theatre, Imago Theatre, the Musical Theatre Company, Storefront Theatre, and Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co. He has also designed for American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Mass), the New Rose Theatre, Portland Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Actors Conservatory, and many others.
He is currently the Technical Manager for White Bird Dance, a presenting organization based in Portland,
and has served as a technical director for PICA’s TBA Festival since its beginning in 2003. He is a co-founder, with Linda Austin, of Performance Works NorthWest, for which he also serves as technical director.
Forbes designed the lights for Ate9 productions EXHIBIT b and calling glenn.
Eli James (GHOSTCIRCUS APPAREL)- Costume Designer
Drummer/producer/designer Eli James created his line of apparel for the simple reason that he wanted to make clothes that were cool and that he wanted to wear. Eli would always alter everything he wore. Whether he was going to meetings, running errands, practicing, playing shows, going out with friends or even hanging in at home, he really just wanted to be comfortable. “All you have to do is throw another layer on and keep on going.” Through a variety of testing, he figured out what he was really after. His way of putting a few pieces together made it unique enough for him to want to wear. Welcome to our world, a lifestyle where music and fashion collide.
For more information visit: https://ghostcircusapparel.com/
Nadav Heyman- Writer.Film Maker.Performer
Heyman was born on June 24th, 1990 in Israel. He moved to the United States at the age of nine and spent 10 years in Corvallis, OR. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound (’12) with a B.A. in Psychology before moving to Los Angeles, CA. Heyman was a solo performer and the writer of Ate9's Sally Meets Stu. His film work has screened in festivals around the world, including Miami, Chicago, Boulder, Australia, Romania, Spain, and the UK. In 2015, Nadav was commissioned as a guest artist by the University of Maryland School of Performance Art. In 2016, he was selected as one of ten international artists to participate in the Koumaria Residency in Greece. His goal is to continue researching and observing life through story, dance, and film.
For more information visit: https://www.nadavheyman.com/
Yuval Sharon- Artistic Director of the Industry Opera
Described by The New York Times as "opera's disrupter in residence," director Yuval Sharon has been creating an unconventional body of work that seeks to expand the operatic form.
He founded and serves as Artistic Director of The Industry in Los Angeles, an acclaimed company devoted to new and experimental opera that has brought opera into moving vehicles, operating train stations, and various “non-spaces” such as warehouses, parking lots, and escalator corridors. Sharon conceived, directed, and produced the company’s acclaimed world premieres of Hopscotch, Invisible Cities, and Crescent City. He also devised and directed the company’s two “performance installations”: In C at the Hammer Museum and Nimbus at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Sharon was honored with a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant for theater. He serves on the board of Opera America, the Artist Council for the Hammer Museum, and as a Fellow for the LA Institute for Humanities.
For more information visit: https://www.yuvalsharon.com/
Cheryl Mann- Photographer
Cheryl Mann fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Hubbard Street dancer in 1997. She has been fortunate in her career to travel to and perform in 17 countries, as well as countless domestic cities in the U.S. Ms. Mann retired after 10 1/2 years with the company in October 2007. She received a Ruth Page Award for her performance in
Nacho Duato’s Cor Perdut, and was on the cover of Dance Magazine for the August edition in 2004.
She is now the owner of Cheryl Mann Productions, where she travels the world setting dance works for world-renowned choreographers, as well as photographing companies such as Ate9, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Ballet Hispanico, Chicago Dancing Festival, Thodos & Dancers, amongst many more. Photography keeps her close to her beloved dance community, and for that, she is grateful.
For more information visit: http://cherylmannphoto.com/