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Tingying Ma (Playwright, Director)
Tingying Ma is a theater artist and choreographer living and working in New York. Her work has received commissions and presentations from the Knockdown Center, Signature Theater Studio, Movement Research at the Judson Church, The Dixon Place, The Current Sessions, Chambers Fine Art, Museum of Chinese in America, as well as TPAM Performing Arts Festival in Yokohama, Japan. She was a Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residency of 2017/18. She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama (BA) and later Columbia University’s MFA Program, where she was mentored by David Henry Hwang, Charles Mee, and Ongkeng Sen.
Kang Kang (Dramaturg, Producer)
Kang Kang is a New York-based writer, editor, and translator. Since 2016, she has collaborated with Tingying on performance research and creation. Her criticism and writing appears in ArtReview Asia, Artforum China, The Brooklyn Rail, LEAP Magazine, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and an upcoming anthology titled Ritual and Capital from Wendy’s Subway. She received a BA in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University in 2015, and worked extensively in editing and book publishing at the Brooklyn Rail.
C. Spencer Yeh (Composer)
C. Spenser Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well as his music project Burning Star Core. He has recently presented work at the Whitney Museum, MoMA, and MoMA PS1 in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Empty Gallery in Hong Kong. In 2015 he was an Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room, New York.
Chatori Shimizu (Live Music Director)
Chatori Shimizu is a Berlin-based composer, shō performer, and sound artist. He obtained his MFA in Sound Arts from Columbia University, and received his BA from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo. As the First Prize Winner of Malta International Composition Competition, he will premiere a new orchestral work with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2018.
Kamron Saniee (Spatial Sound Production and Composition)
Kamron Saniee is an electronic musician and producer based in New York. He graduated from Princeton University, and has presented electronic compositions and techno live sets, and performed his multichannel spatial sound works across North America and Europe
Gus Callahan (Technical Sound Director)
Gus Callahan is an audio engineer, composer, and sound designer between New York and Los Angeles. His current work focuses on recording and documenting spatial music in diverse environments. Gus received his BA in Music Technology from NYU
Future Host (Tingying Ma and Kang Kang)
The ensemble Future Host was founded by Tingying Ma and Kang Kang in New York in 2016. Through writing, performance, and choreography, they reconceptualize contemporary Chinese experiences to activate alternative possibilities of subsistence and resistance.