PastFuture/FuturePast, May 13-18th 2019 included a week of workshops, screenings, and performances with the finale events on May 17th and 18th hosted at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Preserve. Collaborating partners included Starlight Studios (parachute illustration), Buffalo String Works (dancers and musicians), The Parkinson Dance Ensemble, (dancers) Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir, Five Loaves Farm, co-produced with sarah jm kolberg, choreography by Michaela Neild, musical arrangement by Stanzi Vaubel, musical direction by Leanne Darling, musical score by Luis Blanco, Matias Homar, and Tomek Arnold, instrument design by Devin Zimmer, soundscape by Emiddio Vasquez, audio engineering Brian Wantuch, with advisory support from Physics faculty Doreen Wackeroth, Geology PhD candidate Carolyn Roberts. Joined by the Indeterminacy Ensemble and dancers from the university and local community.  Support from Media Study at UB and the Penn Dixie Fossil Park. trailer here:

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Uncertainty 2016, Silo City, Buffalo NY. Inflatable design by Justina Dziama, choreography by Jenna Del Monte and Courtney Barrow, sound and lighting direction John Shotwell, install Ted Evans and Indigo Productions, Indeterminacy Ensemble: Lisa GagnonChang WooConor SullivanMatt PorcelloRob WebsterLuis Felipe BlancoHamed ZamaniJohn Slobodzian Kelly CorneliusPaul SottnikJessie Downs, Ethan Hayden, and Julia Anne Cordani, composition by Lucas Segall, dancers: Ashley RossiTaylor HeaphyLilibeth JavierCamille CappelloAlly Pawlowski, Alissa Nigro, Will HinCaroline SheehanTori GornyCynthia Cadwell PegadoLindsay AnnMonica Karwan, Nina Vega-Westhoff, Priscilla Young, Erica CopeAlexia Buono, joined by Buffalo String Works directed by Yuki Numata Resnick and Virginia Barron, The Parkinson Dance Ensemble led by Cynthia Pegado, fundraising and publicity by Claire, Willow Jai, and Martina Leigh, on site book making workshop by Western New York Book Arts Center and Just Buffalo students. Funding by Techne Institute and Indigogo Campaign supporters.  Video here:

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Emergence, May 13-18, 2018, a week of workshops, screenings, and events culminating in two large scale performances at Silo City. Co-produced by sarah jm kolberg, aerial rigging, net engineering, and design of long string instrument by Patrick Sears, choreography by Melanie Acceto, Jenna Del Monte, and Kara Mann, aerial choreography by Christina Vega-Westhoff, Physics advisory support Doreen Wackeroth, Geology advisory support and collaboration Carolyn Roberts, Nathan Marshall, and Jeremy Stock, projections by Brian Millbrand, welding and fabrication by Chris Siano, architectural design for deep time by Justina Dziama, production advisory support John Shotwell, The Indeterminacy Ensemble:  Stephen Lattimore, Dan Caruso, John Morano, Nathan Marshall, Matt Porcello, Emily Fagerstrom, John Slobodzian, Luis Blanco, Devin Zimmer. Joined by community partner Buffalo String Works with direction by Yuki Numata Resnick, UB Choir: Savannah Henry, Amanda Hellwig, Rebecca Kwong, Bela Harris, John Alexander, Emily Reagan, Lucy DesJardins, Nicole St. Leger, Elizabeth Vennari, Julia Anne Cordani, led by Claudia Brown. Our Lady of Hope Choir directed by Jenny Serniuk. Baker Memorial United Methodist Church led by Robert Sowyrda, joined by The Parkinson Dance Ensemble, with set design by Starlight Studios, and original bookmaking compositions by Just Buffalo Literary Center, composition and lyrics by Stanzi Vaubel. Funding by NYSCA, Physics and Media Study at UB, Mark Diamond Research Fund, Techne Institute.  

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Indeterminacy Tour Summer 2017, the festival traveled on tour to cities around the country, bringing the framework of indeterminacy and practical skill of pneumatic dome construction. Festival director and assistants helped facilitate workshops, worked with local artists to create performances at museums, festivals, and arts institutions including: Flint Michigan, Omaha Nebraska, and Iowa City.  Funding from Public Space One, Kaneko Art Center, Iowa City Matching Art Grant, Free City Festival.  

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Excursions Into Unknowable Worlds, 2016, Hi-Temp Warehouse, Buffalo NY.  An immersive experience, which brought together designers, multi-media artists, dancers, musicians, and audience to interact with an unusual environment. Choreography by Melanie Acceto, Projections and spatial install by Su Hyun Nam,  joined by the Open! Ensemble, and dancers from the university and local community.  Video clip: