MAPP International Productions is a nonprofit producing and touring organization dedicated to engaging audiences through contemporary performing arts projects and artistic experiences that offer fresh interpretations of social issues and forge connections between the artist and the community. Since 1994, MAPP International has been a model for producing nontraditional artists who tackle complex subject matter, experiment with form and push the cultural conversation forward in society.
MAPP has produced 47 productions involving more than 400 artists, and produced over 70 national tours bringing those works to public in 42 U.S. states and 16 countries. MAPP International has also introduced the U.S. public to artists from 25 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean. Current programs include New Works, Community Engagement & Public Humanities, MAPP on Tour and The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium. The common goal of these programs is to promote artistic and community engagement, and the exchange of ideas on local, national and international platforms.
MAPP is the producer of Early Morning Opera’s HOLOSCENES.
Los Angeles Performance Practice is a producing organization and artists’ network dedicated to supporting Los Angeles’ unique contemporary performance community. Founded by Miranda Wright in 2010, it is comprised of independent artists who create groundbreaking theatrical experiences through innovative approaches to collaboration, technology, and social engagement. By contributing to a shared knowledge, resources, and conversational critique; artists within this network will transform the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond. Networked artists include Cloud Eye Control, Janie Geiser, Lars Jan, Miwa Matreyek, Zoe Aja Moore, Pablo N. Molina, Shannon Scrofano, Susan Simpson, and Chi-wang Yang.
LAPP is the producer of Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS, and is working in partnership with the CalArts Center for New Performance on The Institute of Memory (TIMe).
Thirst is a communication design practice based in Chicago. We work with the design, cultural, and civic communities.
As designers we cultivate conversations. We engage in a process of discovery and experimentation, focusing on concept, craft, and artful investigation. Our work lives at the threshold between art and science, resulting in keepsake artifacts and unique experiences.
Thirst believes design is integral to the human condition. It is ubiquitous, nourishing and transformative. Design allows us to connect with one another and compels us to slow down and pay attention.
Thirst has developed the graphic identity for Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS and HOLOSCENES, as well as for EMO itself. In addition to logos, Thirst has generated limited-edition art posters, T-shirts, and the 32-page ABACUS folio.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) creates movement-based works that explore the complexity of the human experience. Using subtle gesture, explosive movement, humor, and interactive design, NCDC develops projects at the crossroads of movement, visual art and theater. NCDC brings dance out of traditional spaces to engage new audiences in adventurous ways.
Whether designing an immersive performance experience built for 6 audience members at a time (The Garden), collaborating with an indie rock bank (As the Eyes of the Seahorse), or creating a unique hybrid of dance installation and cinema (TAKES), NCDC is known for bringing audiences on a journey.
NCDC developed TAKES with the collaboration of EMO artistic director Lars Jan and principal artist Pablo N. Molina. The creative teams will reunite to develop Co-presence, a new performance slated to premier in 2016.
As the first New York City inter-institutional consortium designed specifically to support the collaborations of artists and scientists focused on climate change, PositiveFeedback will conduct a two-year pilot project on two levels: by providing engagement and research opportunities for artist-scientist collaboration, and by creating an inter-institutional infrastructure to support those and future collaborations. In doing so,PositiveFeedback will bring people together across disciplinary, institutional, and other divides as well as test the potential for longer-term consortium initiatives.
PositiveFeedback provided major guidance during the research phase of HOLOSCENES.