The Scarlett Cushion
About This Artist
Todd Thomas Brown’s (founder, artistic director, performer, composer) career spans disciplines of dance, music performance, a visual arts practice, and projects rooted in social practice. He is the founder of the Red Poppy Art House, The Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP), and recently initiated the Mission Stoop Fest. His performance work includes, “Teobi’s Dreaming”,
“This. Now.,” and music ensemble Nefasha Ayer (with Meklit Hadero). His work has been supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the San Francisco Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the de Young Museum.
Iu-Hui Chua (choreographer, video artist, performer) has danced with Anna Halprin, Ledoh, Dandelion Dancetheater, Headmistress, Labayen Dance and Disneyland. An artist in residence at Djerassi and the Penasco Theater Co., her works have been supported by Puffin Foundation Ltd., Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H Grant, Creative Capacity Fund’s Quick Grant Award, and the Consortium for Women and Research. She has been awarded the Cass Calder Smith Artful Harvest Fellowship and UC Davis’ Dramatic Arts Fellowship.
Hien Huynh (performer) is a freelance experimental mover his movement practice informed throughsomaticsenses. He’sdancedforRobertMoses’Kin,JohnJasperse,RaissaSimpson, Kim Epifano and the Barton Sisters. Through kinetic art he aims to investigate the inner truths, stories, and the heart to heart of human connection.
Aaron Kierbel (composer, musician) is a drummer, teaching artist and Rhythmologist, touring internationally since 2006 with Rupa and the April Fishes, sharing the stage with artists Manu Chao, Anjelique Kidjo, Susana Baca and….Iron Maiden! H is studies span a diversity of musical genres and traditions, including jazz, Norteño, Klezmer, Dixieland, Brazilian funk, and old soul. He teaches critical thinking skills and violence prevention to youth using d rumming, dancing and singing through organizations such as D estiny Arts, Performing Arts Workshop and Bread and Roses.
March 14, 2017
February 17, 2017
In our CP residency as The Scarlett Cushion, we’ve been peeling back the layers and meanings associated with the term ‘resilience’. In our process, we’ve invited a number of partners to assist us with our investigation and research by participating in interviews and story sharing. These conversations help inform our work, and in some cases […]