ABOUT

 

Centrifuge Arts is an integrated arts company of actors, dancers, musicians, playwrights, and mixed-media artists dedicated to the development of new, innovative works that push the boundaries of what is possible in performative arts through explorations at the intersection of art and science.

THE COMPANY

centrifuge |ˈsentrəˌfyoōj|

noun

a machine with a rapidly rotating container that applies centrifugal force to its contents, typically to separate fluids of different densities (e.g., cream from milk) or liquids from solids.

 

verb [ trans. ] (usu. be centrifuged)

subject to the action of a centrifuge.

• separate by centrifuge : the black liquid is centrifuged into oil and water.

DERIVATIVES

centrifugation |ˌsentrəˌfyoŏˈgā sh ən; senˌtrif(y)ə-| noun

SIMONE TETRAULT

Artistic Director | Founding Company Member

 

Simone is the writer and director of Symphony of the Fourth Dimension (2015) and Through the Looking Glass  (2016) with Centrifuge Arts.  Previously, she worked with the devising ensemble The Clearing, originating the role of Erna in hOMAge, which premiered at the Venus Theater Festival in 2014 and was nominated for best play. At the Lower East Side Festival, Simone starred as Oma in a revised version of hOMAge. Recently cast as the lead in Valentine (Lydia), Simone has also appeared in Paragraph 18 (Harper), and Experience Discouraged (Mallory) in principle roles.

 

From 2011, Simone has danced as company apprentice with the Urban Ballet Theater and was featured as the ‘Dreamcatcher’ soloist in the 2012 production of Nutcracker in the Lower. From 2008-2010, she served as co-director and choreographer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Honk, and Beauty and the Beast through the Williamsville Community Education’s summer program. In 2008, she choreographed for the Palace Theater’s production of West Side Story.

 

Simone is a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts. She previously served as Artistic Director of Twilight Park’s Summer Program and has given master classes and workshops throughout NYC and NYS. Simone has been a teaching artist in residence at PS34, Bard Early College High School, and Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center. She was also selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Workshop for the 2015-2016 season. Simone is currently on faculty at Temple Israel of Hollywood and is a teaching artist with ArtwoxLA in Los Angeles.

Simone continues to work as a guest artist with The Clearing collaborative ensemble and is a member of the SciArtCenter in New York City as well as the Contemporary Performance Network.

RICH JOHNSON

Managing Director | Founding Company Member

 

Rich is a musican, sound designer, and teaching artist based out of Los Angeles. In addition to his work as a singer-songwriter, Rich performs regularly on the clarinet and bass clarinet with a number of ensembles including chamber music with the Paula Kimper Ensemble, and orchestral music with One World Symphony. He is clarinetist for the Litha Symphony Orchestra and Classical Fusion Chamber Ensemble. Recent credits include the New York premiere of TRUTH: An American Opera About Sojourner Truth at the New York International Fringe Festival, during which he served as Orchestra Manager for Once in a Blue Moon Music.

 

Prior to his work with Centrifuge Arts, he worked as a sound designer for ODD.A.SEE with Exquisite Corpse Company and Eurydice's Dream (nominated for an IT award) with Blessed Unrest.

 

New York Off-Broadway sound design credits include Freckleface Strawberry and Spidermusical

 

Rich studied clarinet with Alan R. Kay at the Hartt School of Music, where he was a music education major, and holds a B.M. in music technology from NYU. He is currently a music teacher and accompanist on faculty at the Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center and has been a participant in Carnegie Hall's Music Educators Workshop for the 2015-2016 season.

FLORA BARE

  Founding Company Member

 

Recently arrived in New York after performing in London for five years, Flora is an actor, singer, musician and choreographer. Flora and Simone first met collaborating for ‘The Clearing’ where their original devised work was nominated for Best Play in The Venus Theater Festival, New York. Since returning to the USA she has also performed with the Chicago company ‘Theater Unspeakable’ (at Links Hall, Chicago and the Lincoln Center, New York) and with ‘WeTheater’ in Minneapolis.

 

A former USA National Champion gymnast, Flora graduated with an MFA in Lecoq-based physical theater from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). She has also received extensive training in: Commedia dell’Arte from the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy; Viewpoints and Suzuki with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company and learned to dance Tango in Montevideo, Uruguay. Flora has also trained and taught at The Circus Space in London. Her choreography work has received multiple nominations for 'Choreographer of the Year' from the Norcal Women's Gymnastics Association.

 

In London, she performed at the Royal Opera House, The Roundhouse, The Old Vic Theatre and Shunt. She concluded her time in London by performing as an aerialist in the 2012 Olympic Festival with ‘STREB’ a New York based action-dance company.  

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ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

MADELINE BUGEAU-HEARTT

BRYN CARTER

NICOLE CHAFFIN

SYDNEY CHAN

TOM DIFEO

KATHLEEN DONACHIE

EVELYN DUMONT

ALYSSA FUHRMAN

KATYA GOLOVINA

PRISCILLA GOMEZ

ARIEL MILES

LIZI MYERS

HANNAH OWENS

FIAMA PIACENTINI

CADENCE ROTARIUS

MAYA RUTH

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We would like to extend a special thank you to our incredible supporters! Our work has been made possible in part by space grants from 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a development grant from the SciArt Center of New York.