donia salem harhoor
donia salem harhoor (they/she) is a Disabled egyptian-american anthophile. Founder of the Duniya Collective, they are vice-chair of the Odissi Alliance of North America. An alum of Community of Writers, Open Mouth Poetry Retreat, & Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute, harhoor was Ground For Sculpture’s inaugural Performing Artist in Residence.
A Lambda Literary & Roots.Wounds.Words Poetry Fellow, their award-winning work has appeared in Mizna, The Margins, Bellevue Literary Review, Frontier Poetry, Swim Pony’s TrailOff project, Anomaly, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sukoon magazine, and more.
An herbalism apprentice of Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary and Odissi student of Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art is from Goddard College. More at doniasalemharhoor.com.
Ann Robideaux (she/her), is a choreographer, dance film-maker and educator. Concentrating on site-specific dance, her works have taken over the audience seats of Dance New Amsterdam, the historic Frying Pan and Lilac WWII lightships, the fountain of Galapagos and the steps of the Eldridge Street Synagogue in NYC. Her latest projects have included the installation "Social Fabric, in the public square" at Guild Hall (East Hampton) along with many operas and musicals. Her dance films include NYC Dances: Sternberg Park, Ntl Public Radio online, several collaborations with donia salem harhoor and the Rave of Mestizas, Argentina. Apart from original works, she has choreographed numerous straight plays and musicals and just completed her first dance film documentary. She is also the Dance and Theater coordinator and choreographer-in-residence at Princeton Day School. More at www.AnnMakesDances.com.
Jamuna Chiarini is the founder of The Outlet Dance Project. She has been a dance artist, writer and producer from the West Coast to the East Coast for most of her life. She has performed professionally in dance works by many great artists but most recently with Subashini Ganeshan, Randee Paufve, Linda Austin and Linda K. Johnson In Portland Oregon. She has performed with Pennsylvania Dance Theatre, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Theatre, Acrodance Theatre, Opera Festival of New Jersey, New Jersey Opera Theatre, The Opera Company of Philadelphia and Kalamandir Dance Company, in which she was a founding member and co-choreographer.
She is also the co-founder of Co/Mission-a new performance project in Portland Oregon that shifts the paradigm of who initiates the creation process of new choreography by bringing the artistic vision into the hands of the dance performer. Jamuna is also a dance writer for Oregon Arts Watch, an online publication dedicated to Oregon’s Arts and Culture located in Portland Oregon.