sam crawford (music director) 

completed degrees in English and Audio Technology at Indiana University in 2003. A move to New York City led him to Looking Glass Studios where he worked on film projects with Philip Glass and Björk. His recent sound designs and compositions have included works for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (Venice Biennale, 2010), Kyle Abraham (Pavement, 2012), Camille A. Brown and Dancers (BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, 2016), and David Dorfman Dance (BAM Next Wave, 2013). La Medea, Crawford’s live multi-media collaboration with director Yara Travieso, premiered at PS122’s Coil Festival in 2017.

AnNE DAVISon (Dramaturge)

is a NY ­based theater and dance dramaturg. She has collaborated with David Dorfman Dance since the 2013 development and premiere of Come, and Back Again. Recent dramaturgy projects include Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s musical adaptation Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), Mark Gindick's one­-clown show Wing­-Man, doug elkins choreography, etc.'s Hapless BizarreMo(or)town/Redux, and Fräulein Maria, Jane Comfort and Company’s Beauty, and Timbers and Friedman’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public Theater and Broadway). Anne is an artistic associate of the Obie ­award winning theater company Les Freres Corbusier. M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.

Zeb Gould (Composer/musician)

a New York based composer and guitarist, was born and bred in Indianapolis, IN where he began playing the guitar at a young age. After graduating from Indiana University in 2003 he moved to New York City and took a position at the downtown recording studio of composer Philip Glass. Soon after, he began creating and performing his own music as a solo artist and with his bands, Bowery Boy Blue and Swojens. In addition to performing with David Dorfman Dance, he has also worked with director/choreographer Yara Travieso.

Jeff hudgins (musician)

a transplanted Texan whose music has been described as "somewhat menacing” (New York Music Daily), is a founding member of local NYC group Bombay Rickey. He has toured in the US and Europe, has premiered John Zorn, Tim Berne and John Harbison, has performed in Kamala Sankaram’s award-winning steampunk murder mystery opera, Miranda (2012), and most recently in Yara Travieso’s dance/live-video show, La Medea (2017). In addition to Bombay Rickey, he writes for the NYC groups Anti-Social Music and Opera On Tap, and performs with Matt Bauer and Lizzie & The Makers, amongst many others. Jeff’s first home in San Antonio, with its vibrant Tejano, Country and early 80s local punk scene, would prove to be a continuing musical inspiration, but a move to Boston prompted focusing on jazz, Hindustani, Yiddish, Brazilian and classical music in his studies at Berklee and New England Conservatory. Moving to Brooklyn in 1998 led Jeff to meet members of Anti-Social Music, in which he and Sankaram would later meet. Sankaram revealed her plans to perform the works of Yma Sumac in the inaugural form of Bombay Rickey, and found an immediate and enthusiastic band member in Hudgins, who has added Mediterranean and Balkan flair to the ensemble. Jeff is currently working with Bombay Rickey on their followup to their debut record, 2014's award-winning Cinefonia.

Shawn Hove (Media Designer)

The artistic director of shove gently dance/theatre, received his MFA in Choreography and Dance Technology from the Ohio State University (OSU) in 2005 and his BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997.  He is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist.  From 2005-2010, he was on faculty in OSU’s Department of Dance, where he was a Technology and Media Advisor for faculty and student research. He also taught technology-based courses in video editing and media in performance. As co-video director, he worked for the Bates Dance Festival where he helps document the festival’s events. Hove recently worked as a collaborating production producer for the installation work of Norah Zuniga Shaw’s Synchronous Objects, Reproduced. This work is based on the website of choreographer William Forsythe's Synchronous Objects project. John Mueller’s Dance Film Archived has commissioned Shawn to help create DVDs on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance, Leonide Massine’s Gaite Parisien and Symphonie Fantastique. Hove currently is a staff/lecturer at Connecticut College where he woks as production coordinator, teaches dance production and media in performance courses.


Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Associated Faculty in the Program in American Studies at Connecticut College, where he was also the inaugural director of the College’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity from 2005 to 2008. Kim has also taught at Harvard and Brown. In 2006, Kim became a board member and creative consultant/dramaturge and scholar-in-residence for David Dorfman Dance. Kim collaborated with David Dorfman on Disavowal and Prophets of Funk/Dance to the Music. Dorfman and Kim will continue their creative partnership in the new work for DDD Come, and Back again. Since 2009, Kim has served as Senior Advisor at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Editor-at-Large of The Immanent Frame, the SSRC's blog on secularism, religion, and public life. In conjunction with the SSRC/Luce Foundation initiative on religion and international affairs, Kim is conducting Rites and Responsibilities, a dialogue forum on sovereignty, accountability, authority, and the public life of religion. With John L. Jackson, Jr., Kim is co-editing a special issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political Social Science on race, religion, and democracy. He is also co-editor of a new book series with Stanford University Press –– RaceReligion –– with John L. Jackson, Jr. and Rudy Busto. Kim is the author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics (Oxford 2007). He is also co-editor, with Philip Gorski, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, and John Torpey, of The Postsecular in Question (New York University Press, forthcoming). His current book project is Future Perfect, Past Conditional: the Public Life of Love.

liz de lise (Composer/musician)

is a musician from Philly. She fronts the band, Lizdelise whose new album, Holy Matrimony, was released February 2019 and featured in NPR music’s Slingshot Scenes. de Lise tours with David Dorfman Dance and in Yara Travieso's new works. She makes music for podcasts and has had music featured on NPR's Invisibilia. She’s a teachingartist with Buildabridge, a nonprofit using trauma-informed artmaking to support Philadelphia communities.


SARAH Lurie (production manager)

is a New York based production manager and lighting designer. She is a founding member of harunalee theater company. Recent management credits include: American Realness Festival, House of Realness (Wiener Festwochen); John Jasperse’s Remains and Within Between; US and international tour of Miguel Gutierrez’s Age & Beauty trilogy, DEEP Aerobics, HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE, and and lose the name of action.

past collaborators


JULIE BALLARD (Lighting Supervisor, Assistant Media Designer)


OANA BOTEZ (Costume Designer)

AMANDA BUJAK (Costume Designer)

JANE COX (Lighting Designer)


BART FASBENDER (Sound Designer, Composer)


JOE LEVASSEUR (Lighting Designer)


JANE SHAW (Sound Designer)

DANS SHEEHAN (Stage Manager)

SHAUN SUCHAN (Production Manager)

ALEX TIMBERS (Co-Director)

MIKE VARGAS (Composer)

KRISTI WOOD (Costume Designer)

ALISON WONDERLAND (Composer/Vocalist)

TUCE YASAK (Lighting Designer)