has been composing, recording and performing experimental art rock muzik since 1980. The sound is a fusion of electronic sounds influenced by Asian folk and eclectic new wave. He is an active member of the St. Louis music scene performing regularly at a variety of venues with his band, The Tory Starbuck Project, including The Sheldon Theater, and other venues outside the region including Columbia, MO and Belleville, IL. Tory Z Starbuck composes and performs music for dancers and has been collaborating with Dawn Karlovsky on numerous dance projects since 2006. With Karlovsky & Company Dance, Tory has had the opportunity to tour with the company to San Francisco in 2019 and to France in 2018.
MARY ANN RUND
Collaborator / Reader
is an educator, dance artist, and mentor in the fields of dance, yoga and somatic movement, teaching for several decades in St. Louis at institutions including Washington University and Webster University. Her current work has been informed by professional training in Body-Mind Centering®. Once a member of Burning Feet Contemporary Dance and Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre, Mary Ann has also worked with Dawn Karlovsky on many varied projects as choreographer, performer and adviser. Honored to be working with Dawn and dancers once again, Mary Ann is proud of the successes of Karlovsky & Company Dance and enjoys witnessing its ongoing commitment to exploration into contemporary issues and topics through presentation of meaningful movement and fresh music.
FELIA K. DAVENPORT
is an Associate Professor in Communication and Media at the University of Missouri-St.Louis. She has her BFA (Virginia Commonwealth University) and MFA (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) in Costume Design. Felia has designed for many theatre and dance companies. She is honored to work with Karlovsky & Company Dance.
is an artist, musician, and composer based in Missouri. His upbringing greatly informed the direction of his work, where he hopes to bring rural and urban America together through transformative experiences. He received a Bachelor’s of Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and has performed professionally in various ensembles in a diverse set of styles including, traditional English and Irish, jazz, classical (orchestral and chamber), rock, and experimental improvisation. His work in visual art has been entirely self-taught with support from a diverse community of artists, opening new artistic horizons for his work.
DR. HATT MANIKIN ME
aka Dr. Bill Russell – Artist/Architect/Musician/Physician
is a multimedia artist and experimental musician. They are the founder and director of MRS. MacCORMICK’s YARD and a founding member of Artica, a multidisciplinary arts festival in St. Louis. They received an MFA from Washington University, studied at the Olympic Training Center in Beijing, China 1990 and participated in a residence at Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich, England in 2015. Dr. Hatt Manikin is a producer, mentor, collaborating artist, and physician. Their sets and installations were featured in “Secrets of the Bower House” (2019) produced by Flo Art Collective. They choreographed, designed sets, and performed for Sara Shelton Mann and toured internationally with Gash/Voigt Dance Theater as set designer, videographer and company physician.