artistic director

 
Rachel Cohen
 

collaborators

 
Stephanie Beck
Stephanie Beck
Stephanie creates cut paper drawings and constructions inspired by patterns of settlement and architectural structures Stephanie has an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BA from the University of Virginia. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Philadelphia, and Istanbul. Stephanie has participated in artist residencies in New York, NY, Fort Collins, CO, and Istanbul, Turkey. She was a recent recipient of an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.
www.stephaniebeck.org/
 
Chris Becker
Chris Becker
(http://www.beckermusic.com; http://blogs.houstonpress.com/author.php?author_id=2420)
Chris Becker's music is equally inspired by rock and roll language, avant-garde jazz, dub compositional strategies, and musique concrète. His work includes compositions for dance, film, chamber ensembles, and mixed-media installations. Becker has received grants and awards from The Louisiana Division of the Arts, Meet The Composer, the American Music Center and The American Society of Composers and Publishers. His music has been featured on WNYC's New Sounds hosted by John Schaffer and Overnight Music hosted by Helga Davis. Becker has composed music for New York choreographers Sasha Soreff (The Other Shoe, Ailey Citigroup Theater, 2009), Adrian Jevicki (La Spectra, The Tank, 2009), and Rachel Cohen and Racoco Productions. In 2006 Becker released his CD Saints & Devils -10 tracks inspired by Southern music, history, and iconography. Becker lives in Houston, TX. He currently performs with vocalist Alexandra Marculewicz Adshead and accompanying contemporary silent films. He is a member of Lepers of Melancholy with cornet player Paul Watson and guitarist Lynn Wright. Becker writes about modern art and music for the Houston Press blog Art Attack and contributes to the classical music website Sequenza21. He also works for the new music presenting organization Musiqa.

www.beckermusic.com
 
Lynn Wright
Lynn is a composer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work encompasses a multi-disciplined range of film, dance, theater, art installations, and improvised performances. His recent pieces include "Please, Wait" and "Monologue" for Victoria Miguel's play Lauqueria, which will premier at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sound for visual artist Matthew Lusk's installation More Broken Glass Than There Was Window at the Zieher Smith Gallery in New York.
https://myspace.com/andthewiremen
 

performers

 
Toby Billowitz
Toby Billowitz
Toby Billowitz has danced with many choreographers and companies, including Jordan Fuchs, Artichoke Dance, Freefall, Jill Sigman/thinkdance, and Ben Munisteri. He has puppeteered at drag shows, NYC Halloween parades, at BAM and around the country with Phantom Limb, and on Broadway in War Horse. In addition to dance, he has taught gymnastics and trampoline to children and adults, social dance to teens, movement to senior citizens, and puppetry to children in the Dominican Republic in an area so rural they were neither familiar with the word for puppet nor the concept. He has enjoyed involvement in several Racoco projects since 2015.
 
Remi Harris
Remi Harris
Remi Harris is a Brooklyn based performer, curator, producer, and choreographer whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media, and female representation. In addition to performing with Racoco, she works on her own creative projects under her choreographic venture dancesbyremi. Her stage work has been presented at Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Danspace Project, Teatro La Tea, Triskelion Arts, The Actors Fund Theater, The Brick Theater, and several site-specific areas in NYC. She was previously the Education Coordinator for Ballet Hispanico and the Co-Director of Brooklyn Studios for Dance and advocates for dance as a member of several dance collectives including the Artists of Color Council. Her first short dance film "to be:free" has been featured in several film festivals including the 2018 Cucalorus Film Festival.
https://www.remitharris.com
 
Masumi Kishimoto
Masumi Kishimoto
Masumi Kishimoto is a native of Tokyo, Japan, who studied dance in Japan and the U.S. She also studied Physical Comedy under the direction of Gregg Goldston and Ms. Kishimoto was featured member of Goldston Mime Company. She has choreographed pieces that combine Mime / Physical Comedy and Dance for performances at the Puffin Room, Movement Research at Judson Church, Studio b.p.m., Theater for the New City, The Ailey Studio Theater and La MaMa. As a dancer, she worked with various choreographers such as Yana Schnitzler, Daria Fain, Ayako Kurakake, Asami Morita in NY, Pennsylvania, Germany and Japan. She has been a member of Racoco Productions since 2010. Ms. Kishimoto is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, AmSAT, ACAT. She has been teaching at Orthopedic Movement Physical Therapy for people who want to know how you move such as dancers, singers, actors.
http://masumikishimoto.com/home
 
Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba
Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba
A native of San Diego, California, and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Mr. Ruvalcaba first joined the Limón Dance Company in 1996 where he was quickly cast in prominent roles dancing opposite Carla Maxwell in Carlota and Nina Watt in Orfeo as well as featured solos in The Winged, Choreographic Offering and There is A Time. During his tenure with The Limón Company, Mr. Ruvalcaba originated roles by noted guest choreographers such as Doug Varone, Donald McKayle, Adam Hougland, Murray Louis, Lar Lubovitch among others. He has performed José Limón's roles in Limon Company revivals of Missa Brevis, The Traitor, There is a Time, Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejías and The Moor's Pavane as well as featured roles in commissioned reconstructions of Anna Sokolow's Rooms, Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies, Pauline Kohner's Poeme, Jirí Kylián's La Cathedrale Engloutie and Evening Songs, among many others. He has also lectured on the themes and choreographic works of José Limón, has been an invited artist at the Jacob's Pillow's production of "The Men Dancers: from The Horse's Mouth" and has recently guested as the Moor for American Ballet Theater's production of The Moor's Pavane. He is also Co-Founding Director of The Higher Ground Festival of collaborative arts in the Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhoods of New York City. Mr. Ruvalcaba teaches the Limón technique and its repertory extensively nationally and internationally.
 
Meghan Schardt
Meghan Schardt
Meghan Schardt is a graduate of New World School of The Arts. Her credits include work with Miami Repertoire Ballet Company, Memento, Octavia Cup, Hawaii Ballet Theatre, Bryon Carr Dance, Jenn Sims (Biennale Venice, Art Basel film project), Becky Radway Dance Production, Nancy Whyte and Yuka Kawazus's Danse En L'Air. Special thanks to my mentor Sara Neece.
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