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L. MSP Burns’s writings on the racial politics of performance, on the performance of race, about the Philippines and Filipino diasporas are published in several journals including The Dance Research Journal, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, The Asian American Literary Review, and The Writing Instructor. Burns’s monograph, Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (Asian American Studies Outstanding Book Award in Cultural Studies 2014), is published by NYU Press. As a dramaturg, Burns has collaborated with notable artists such as David Roussève, R. Zamora Linmark, and TeAda Productions. Among l m.s.p. b’s writing projects is Personating Robots, Impersonating Humans, a book on the racialization of Asian/Americans as a robot race. IG: @resistancecompanions.

d. Sabela grimes, a 2017 County of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellow and a 2014 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow, is a trans-media storyteller, sonic ARKivist and movement composer. He is known for using sampling as an essential sound-making method.  Drawing on the custom of “versioning” in Black music traditions, he explores unusual ways to use iOS based technologies to create sound-shapes that examine the form and function of modern sound design with a choreographic ear. Sabela’s “soundprints” encompass recordings from a variety of context (including the rehearsal process), commonplace objects, traditional instruments and archival sound bytes extracted from a variety of media sources. He has conceived, written, scored, choreographed and produced several dance theater works, his latest creative project being ELECTROGYNOUS. On faculty at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Sabela continues to cultivate, Funkamental MediKinetics, a movement system focused on the methodical dance training and community building elements evident in Black vernacular dance forms. Sabela loves pancakes, speculative fiction and his kinfolk.  dsabelagrimes@gmail.com
Christopher Kuhl is a lighting and scenic designer for new performance, theatre, dance and opera. Recent work includes: Stardust (David Roussève); Inflatable Trio (Lionel Popkin); PANG! (Dan Froot); Home (BAM); The Parable of the Sower (The Public Theatre); Dog Days (Los Angeles Opera); The Object Lesson (BAM, Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Festival); The Source (San Francisco Opera, REDCAT, BAM); The Institute of Memory (The Public Theater, T:BA Festival); Straight White Men (Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, Kaai Theater, Centre Pompidou), The Elephant Room (St. Ann’s Warehouse); ABACUS (BAM, Sundance Film Festival, EMPAC). He has received two Bessie Awards, two Ovation awards and a Sherwood, Drammy, and Horton award. He is originally from New Mexico and a graduate of CalArts. 
Leah Piehl (Costume Design and third collaboration with David Roussève - Stardust 2014, Saudade 2009)
Recent work includes: Romeo and Juliette (Oregon Shakespeare festival), Underneath The Lintel (Geffen Playhouse), Once, The Light in the Piazza, Mr. Wolf, The Motherf**ker with the Hat (South Coast Rep), Race, Twist Your Dickens (Kirk Douglas/Center Theater Group), The Steward of Christendom (Mark Taper Forum/Center Theatre Group); The Most Deserving (Denver Center Theater); Intimate Apparel, Pygmalion, The Heiress (Pasadena Playhouse); Arcadia, The Doctor’s Dilemma and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (A Noise Within); Paradise Lost (Intiman Theatre); Bars and Measures, Futura, The Pain and the Itch, Tartuffe (The Theatre @ Boston Court); Hedda Gabbler, (Antaeus), and Full Still Hungry (Ford Amphitheater). She designed the feature films All Stars and Buzzkill. Her work has been featured at MOMA, Art Basel Miami and 2010 Whitney Biennial. Piehl has a BA from UC Berkeley and her MFA in costume design from CalArts. leahpiehl.com

Cari Ann Shim Sham* is a wild artist who floats images and reflects light between lala land and gotham. She is attracted to things that sparkle, is an edible mushroom hunter, a collector of antique doorknobs and a lover of champagne. Shimmers* was the first video artist to redesign the set/sound and video art for Rauschenberg's Shiner for Set & Reset by Trisha Brown at NYU Tisch Dance where she acts as Associate Arts Professor of Dance & Technology.  Her live work and video art has shown at Jacob's Pillow, PS 21, Peak Performances, the Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Human Resources LA with supporting technical residencies at Jacob’s Pillow, The Krannert Center, Clarice Smith Art Center, Danspace in NYC, Dance Place, DC and REDCAT. Her film work is screened regularly at festivals around the world, awards include Best VR, NYC Indie Film Fest for “The Parksville Murders”, Best Director, First Glance Film Festival, Best Short Doc from St. Louis & Oxford Film Festivals for her film SAND, Best Experimental Short, New Orleans Film Festival for Two Seconds After Laughter directed by David Roussève.   www.cariannshimsham.com


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