COLLABORATORS

Jakub Ciupinski (Composer), a Polish composer living in New York City has collaborated with Lang on her works i.n.k. and Within the Space I Hold for JLD, Eighty One for Ballet San Jose, Droplet for The NY Choreographic Institute, and most recently WINK for Birmingham Royal Ballet which premiered in May 2016. His concert music has been commissioned by the Metropolis Ensemble, The New Juilliard Ensemble, and violinists Anne Akiko-Meyers and Philippe Quint, among others. His works have been performed at prestigious venues such as Tonhalle in Zurich and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ciupinski studied composition at The Juilliard School, the Cracow Academy of Music, and the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.ciupinski.pl

Shinichi Maruyama (Visual Artist), born in Japan, studied at Chiba University and was a member of Hakuhodo Photo Creative as well as a freelance photographer from 1992-98. In 2003 Maruyama moved to New York City and created his Kusho series, exhibited at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in 2009. His most recent series, Nudes was also on exhibit there in 2013. The Peabody Essex Museum in Boston displayed Maruyama’s work from 2011 to 2012. Maruyama has collaborated with JLD for i.n.k. And White and with Lang for his print and video series entitled Nude. www.shinichimaruyama.com

Nicole Pearce (Lighting Designer) has worked with Lang for Escaping the Weight of Darkness (The National Ballet of Japan at the New National Theatre Tokyo) Lyric Pieces (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Crossed (The Joffrey Ballet) in addition to her designs for JLD. In the dance field, she has worked with choreographers Mark Morris, Aszure Barton, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, and Alexander Ekman, and with companies including The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Boston Ballet, Introdans, Mark Morris Dance Group, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Philadanco, and Nederlands Dans Theater. In theater, Pearce has worked with Cherry Lane Theatre, LAByrinth, 37Arts, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, collaborating with directors including Edward Albee, Trip Cullman, Leigh Silverman, Maria Mileaf, and BJ Jones. www.nicolepearcedesign.com

molo (Design Studio), based in Vancouver, Canada, is a design studio led by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. Dedicated to an exploration of sensory experience in space making combined with experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure, molo works within the overlapping realms of art, architecture and design. molo products grow from the designers' architectural work, inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects have a real potency in physical experience of space and place. Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, Forsythe + MacAllen's products and buildings have received numerous international awards and have been acquired into museum collections worldwide including MoMA, New York. www.molodesign.com

Mimi Lien (Set Designer) is a designer of sets and environments for theater, dance, and opera. Having arrived at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company and the Civilians, and co-founder of JACK, a new art/performance space in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented at the Prague Quadrennial, and her sculpture was exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Lien is a recipient of a Lucille Lortel Award, American Theatre Wing Hewes Design Award, Barrymore Award, Drama Desk nomination, Bay Area Critics Circle nomination, and has been a MacDowell Colony fellow. In 2012, she received an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. www.mimilien.com

Bradon McDonald (Costume Designer) has had a diverse career in both the Performing Arts and Design fields. Upon graduating Juilliard in 1997, Bradon danced with the Limón Dance Company for three years, and with Mark Morris Dance Group for 10 years. He has served as Choreographer for opera productions at Gotham Chamber Opera, Wolftrap Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, Berkshire Opera, and the Juilliard Opera Center, as well as teaching dance to musicians at LA Opera, the Bolshoi Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Royal Academy of Music, and Tanglewood Music Festival. 12 hours after retiring from the stage, Bradon began studying Fashion Design at LA's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where he earned two degrees and the Fashion Design Award upon graduation. Bradon is currently working as a freelance designer in high-end (custom Special Occasion/Bridal garments) and mass markets, as well as designing costumes for the Performing Arts. Bradon showed a collection at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week as a finalist on the Emmy Award winning Project Runway Season 12. Bradon has combined his performing arts roots with fashion design in many exciting projects. Costume design credits include LAOpera - FIGARO 90210, Venture Opera - DON GIOVANNI, Fire Island Opera Festival - Kurt Weill’s DER PROTAGONIST, BAM Next Wave Festival - Jessica Lang Dance THE WANDERER, Chicago Architectural Biennial - Jessica Lang Dance/Steven Holl TESSERACTS OF TIME, Miami Art Basel - Shen Wei Dance Arts IN BLACK, WHITE, AND GRAY, Cabaret/Burlesque sensation Lady Rizo. The dancewear collection BRADON X CAPEZIO is available globally.