Bill Hayward is a photographer and filmmaker whose endeavors have taken him around the world. Hayward has photographed for numerous national magazines, and his portrait subjects have ranged from Bob Dylan for Interview magazine to President Reagan for the cover of Fortune.
Hayward’s work is exhibited in galleries, museums and film festivals throughout this country and Europe.
Hayward’s latest book, a collection of his portraits of the collaborative-self of people in the arts, (artists, actors, dancers, writers, poets, musicians et al.) entitled bad behavior was published by Rizzoli in 2001. “Amazing and enticing portraits.” —Richard Merkin, Vanity Fair
Hayward is presently at work on a feature film entitled Asphalt, Muscle and Bone.
Asphalt, Muscle and Bone: Unexpected Truths is an artist’s story. The film is a visual feast of an artist’s relentless search, the impossibility of love, a look at what drives us: our hungers, desires and dreams. “Given our drives, would we get to pure white bone?” —NACE
Hayward is also presently at work on a nationwide, multi-year, multi-media art project entitled The Human Bible. Predicated on a process of play and invention called portraits of the collaborative-self, a portrait process which Hayward invented, The Human Bible is an ongoing series of: films, books, music and a traveling exhibition that address stories of frustration, joy, and lust… the dilemmas of human existence and the persistence of beauty.
Hayward lives in New York City and Montana.
Anna Elman, director, playwright and classical pianist trained in Eastern Europe and at Juilliard, has directed community theater in New York and managed the off-off Broadway Quaigh Theater. Anna’s play Vikings of Voorhees has had two New York readings and is slated for production in the spring of 2010. In collaboration with Russian artists, musicians and dancers Anna has produced a festival of cross-cultural events in New York City, and has traveled to Eastern Europe and to Prague where she served as development consultant to the Czech Philharmonic.
dancer, choreographer, director
When [her impossibly long legs] are fully engaged, it seems that the tiny space will not contain them. Marinov is an especially compelling artist, with sharp features, raven hair, and lithe body…the dancing is energetic, at times bordering on violent. At times…expresses an animal tenderness…
Stacy Harwood – Editor, Best American Poetry Blog.
Jordan’s dancing and acting have taken her around the world — from NYC to the Russian Embassy in D.C., to Cyprus. She has worked as a dancer, actress, choreographer and model for film, television, commercial, music video and concert works. She has had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Bigelow for HBO as an actress, choreographer and casting director. Jordan also appears in the music video Trail of Blood by actor & hip-hop artist Slaine directed by Los Silva.
Jordan is currently artist director of Marinov Dance, which, in collaboration with Bill Hayward created The Intimacies Project: a series of daring multi-media events about relationships and the impossibility of love. Marinov Dance will perform at the Wynwood Art Fair in October 2011. The Intimacies Project film was recently screened at Tribeca Grand in New York City during Fashion’s Night Out. The project earned a space grant from Chashama, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Fashion Center BID, and the Times Square Alliance to perform in NYC. Marinov Dance was commissioned to set work and perform at the Rio Grande Theatre in New Mexico. Her dancing and choreography can also be seen in Bill Hayward’s upcoming film Asphalt, Muscle and Bone. Marinov’s work has also been danced at Dance Theater Workshop, John Jay College, Galapagos, Winter Garden in the World Financial Center, Rover and Bill Hayward’s studio.
Jordan completed a BFA in Dance magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College and trains celebrity and high profile clients in yoga, personal training and her own movement modality both privately and as the lead instructor at Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.
Korhan Basaran is a NY-based dance artist and the artistic director of Korhan Basaran and Dancers. He has been in the city dancing, making and teaching dance for the last two years. His works have been performed in various dance venues such as the Cunningham Studio, Baryshnikov Center, Beacon Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Town Hall, Julliard School, STEPS on Broadway and Peridance, etc. His last gala performance I am Korhan, this is my dance was premiered at the Ailey Citigroup Theater by the end of June where he has received favorable review from the NY Times and other sources. Happy to be a part of The Intimacies Project.
Shane Rutkowski is a graduate of Fordham University and currently dances with Sean Curran Company, Alison Chase Performance, and Ben Munisteri Dance Projects. Credits include: Tap Kids, Scrooge the Musical, NYMF’s Wild About Harry, Cirque du Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker: Rated R, and Step Up 2: The Streets. Shane has been on faculty for Manhattan Dance Project and Steps on Broadway. He also works as a freelance video editor and as a writer for stage and screen.
Jason Riker (rikerproductions.com) With a BFA in Photography, Jason continues to push himself and his work. A recent interview with FoundFolios he shares his view on the art of collaboration, that is photography. He received an Honorable Mention from the 2010 ipa (international photography awards) for fashion, beauty, +. He spent time living and working in New York and enjoys shooting fashion, beauty, portraits, performance, non-profit and advertising. He often works in NYC but calls Chicago his home with his wife, Ginger.
Jeff T. Johnson’s poetry has been featured on KPFA’s The Writers’ Block, at A Voice Box, Kate Greenstreet’s Every Other Day, in Ocho and The New Yinzer, and is forthcoming in Caketrain, VOLT, Calaveras, and Cannibal. His writing has also appeared in The Encyclopedia Project, Kitchen Sink, Fabula, Pitchfork, Fanzine, and the SF Weekly. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks The Record Room and Grammar Politics, and he attends the graduate program in creative writing at The New School. He lives in Brooklyn.
Claire Donato (somanytumbleweeds.com) lives and writes in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. She is the author of a chapbook, Someone Else’s Body (Cannibal Books 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Action Yes, Lit, and Typo. Claire graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and is currently completing an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, where she teaches poetry writing and was the 2008-2009 Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellow. The recipient of a 2009-2010 Brown University Graduate International Colloquia grant, Claire currently curates (with John Cayley and Adam Veal) an international arts colloquium in Providence called Incuhabitations: concepts and languages in poetic practice.
Marciel Irene Greene
New to New York City, Marciel is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Theater Design and Technology. She was awarded the 2009 American College Theater Festival Barbizon Award for Design Excellence in Lighting Design for the Ball State production of In the Blood. Recently Marciel has worked as a production assistant on Superior Donuts, Oleanna, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Marciel had the great pleasure of spending this past summer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford Connecticut as the 2009 Lighting Fellow. The Intimacies Project has proved to have been one of the best experiences she’s had. She is thankful to be part of such a creative and supportive group. Marcie would like to thank her family, friends, and most of all labradoodle, Harper, for all their support and love.