Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

Rashaun Mitchell is a choreographer, performer and educator living and working in NYC. He is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the 2012 "Bessie" (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, and a 2011 "Bessie" for "Sustained achievement in the work of Merce Cunningham 2004-2012." He is a member of the Cunningham Trust and a licensed stager of the repertory. Mitchell is currently the Associate Chair of the Dance department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has made collaborative work with Silas Riener since 2009.

Silas Riener a dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with Chantal Yzermans, Takehiro Ueyama, Christopher Williams, Joanna Kotze, Jonah Bokaer, Rebecca Lazier, Tere O'Connor, Wally Cardona, Moriah Evans, and Kota Yamazaki. He was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2007-2012. His own work has been curated at EMPAC, The Chocolate Factory, CATCH, LMCC's River to River Festival, Danspace Project, and at the BFI Gallery in Miami. He was a member of LMCC's Extended Life Dance Development Program, a 2014 City Center Choreographic Fellow and a Mellon Artist-in-Residence at The Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. He has been collaborating with Rashaun Mitchell since 2009.

Rashaun and Silas are fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. To make a donation in support of our work, visit us at Fractured Atlas.

Past Classes & Events

Cunningham: Moving From Then to Now

December 14, 2019