Enrico D. Wey
Enrico D. Wey's performance work has been on view since 2006 with humble beginnings at the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab in Brooklyn, NYC. Future choreographic works took shape at Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks Artist Residency 2010), two seasons at Danspace Project (2009, 2013), the River to River Festival (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Extended Life Residency 2014) and the premiere of “1, this useless tool, this folded flower”, a full-length solo work at Abrons Art Center in March of 2015. He has been a member of Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa) since 2004, puppeteering in Tall Horse (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center), William Kentridge's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Edinburgh International Festival, Theater der Welt), and originating the lead role of "Joey" in Broadway’s War Horse, which garnered 5 Tony Awards in 2011. As a dance performer, he has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Milka Djordjevich, Trajal Harrell, Yvonne Meier, and touring internationally with Ishmael Houston-Jones in his Bessie Award-winning reconstruction of "THEM” (TAP Poitiers, Centre George Pompidou, TanzimAugust, RedCat Theater) Other credits include: serving as Resident Puppetry Director for Gefährten in Berlin, Germany (2014), co-curation of the Movement Research Spring Festival (2012), a role in the hit webseries The OUTS, and a starring role in Dennis Cooper/Zac Farley’s feature film Like Cattle Towards Glow (L’Etrange Festival, 2015) He is currently engaged in Short Form with the acclaimed Big Dance Theater (The Kitchen, NYC 2016), developing new work for the Danspace Project Spring 2016 season, and writing an interactive children’s book with Joby Earle.