Emily Craver (dancer)
Emily Craver holds an MFA in dance from OSU. She revels in performance, collaboration, technological marvels, and moving her body. She works in a multidisciplinary manner, swirling movement, text, tech, music, and breath together in one big stew. Her work celebrates and strives to bring the energy in the studio to the stage, the zoom box, the patch of grass in the field, or the website. She performs as part of CabinFeverLiveArt, Trainor Dance, shawnbibledanceco, and St Fortune Productions. She makes with her performance group, The Little Streams. Follow her work at www.emilybcraver.com/
Amber Elison (videographer)
Amber Elison is a visual and performing artist pursuing an MFA in photography at OSU. Her work in filmmaking, photographic installation, and performance bears witness to inherited traumas, histories, and ecosystems. Utilizing old family photographs, haptic imagery, and narrative, Amber mines the gaps in her cultural and religious heritage and its presence in the body. She interrogates the perpetuation of white monoculture through the investigation of origins, somatics, ancestral healing, and the retelling of Celtic and Christian myths. Amber is currently working on an experimental documentary series inspired by the life of her grandmother. She enjoys an ongoing collaborative practice exploring liminal space with Yıldız Güventürk. Find her work at amberelison.com and vimeo.com/amberelison.
Mert Kamiller (musician)
Mert is a musician, lyric and songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, tenor singer.
Arranger, producer. He belongs to the third generation of a house bequeathing music and art.
He plays piano, guitar and Turkish cümbüş at master level. He uses many musical instruments in recording studios including bowed ones and drums. Without genre limitation, Mert worked on many albums one will hear on Turkish radio stations as a studio musician (many of them are credit-free) and works as a session musician with his guitar and piano. He speaks fluent English besides his mother tongue. He is sharing the collection of his experience in 20 years of music and production with people around the world in workshops and ateliers. For more information www.mertkamiller.com
Yıldız S. Güventürk (dancer)
YildizSarah is a freelance movement artist who has studied, taught and performed both at home and abroad; in Germany, Austria, United States and India. She received her BA in Dance from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey and studied in Folkwang University of the Arts as an exchange student for a year. She is a Fulbrighter who has her MFA from Deparment of Dance at the Ohio State University. Her movement training is mainly based on Limón and Release technique, floorwork and contact improvisation. Having been exposed to different languages, cultures and lifestyles, Yildiz values the discovery of kinesthetic response of the body through the dynamic expression of movement. Her research is framed around creative intimacy and “queer” as process. She is a multidisciplinary artist. who plays several instruments and windsurfs.
Yeşim Coşkun (dancer)
Yeşim Coşkun was born in 1983 in Istanbul. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Conservatory (undergraduate and Master’s) majoring in Contemporary Dance Brh. She has worked with many theater companies as a choreographer. In her works, she prefers to collaborate with dancers and actors, prioritizes creating along with text, stage focused choreography. It is an important part of her process to have a collective reading and observing sessions with the creative team. In her opinion, studio rehearsals themselves are not enough to get to know the team dynamic. At this point, collaborator’s personal story (dancer or actor) and their individual reason for attending the process become important for Yeşim as a choreographer.