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Ching-I Chang

Made in Taiwan, active in America and quiet places. MFA. She has a deep love for dance and nurturing harmony. She has danced for Susan Marshall, Gesel Mason, Punchdrunk, and many brilliant artists. She was an original cast member of Sleep No More NYC; as well as a rehearsal director of SNM Shanghai. Most recently, she has toured with ANIKAYA to Palestine and African countries. Along with performing, teaching has been her sacred process of learning. She was a visiting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and an adjunct at U of California San Diego. She is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Yoga and Yoga Nidra Facilitator. She has bathed in contact improvisation, meditation and yoga since 2005 with occasional teaching and sharing with others. In her free time, she practices calligraphy, plays with voices, and makes bad arts. And she loves bananas.

Marie Lloyd Paspe

Marie Lloyd Paspe (she/her) is a Filipina-American dance and vocal performer, choreographer, director, educator, and writer whose practice is rooted in radical empathy and sustainable revolutionary futures. Paspe is Bessie-awarded for Outstanding Choreography for contributions to Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane’s "Deep Blue Sea,” a performer with BTJ/AZ since 2018, 2024 Harlem Stage WaterWorks Emerging Artist Fellow, Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow, 2023 GALLIM Moving Artist Resident, and the 2022 Asian American Arts Alliance Jadin Wong Fellow.

Of Filipina descent, she was born in Singapore, grew up in Mississauga, Canada, migrated to Bellingham, MA, and received U.S. Citizenship in 2019. Her work erupts the colonized brown Filipinx body as a site of liberation through re-turning to land, spirit, and each other. Her practice is on imagined and lost memories found in the genetic manuscripts of the body’s fascial maps, committing to kapwa (Tagalog for ‘I and the Other are One’) to connect across the gulf of continents, time, and lost stories as a migrant daughter of Batangueña and Ilonggo parents.

Paspe’s choreography and performance has been presented internationally in Germany, the Philippines, China; and nationally across NYC and USA. Recent features include Taikang Space (Beijing, China), artist-in-residence at TOPAZ Arts, choreographic director for treya lam at Joe’s Pub and MASS MoCA, and choreography for Kyoko Takenaka at Lincoln Center. Her performance has been featured in The New York Times and Fjord Review.