Dana Caspersen trained with a variety of people including Maggie Black and Erik Hawkins and danced with the North Carolina Dance Theater before joining Ballett Frankfurt in 1988 and then later the Forsythe Company in 2005. In numerous collaborations with William Forsythe, she has worked as a dancer, actress, author and choreographer. As a choreographer she has undertaken commissions from Sylvie Guillem, Klapstuck Festival, Ballett Frankfurt, Korzo Theater and Channel 4.
William Forsythe founded The Forsythe Company in 2004 and is internationally recognized as one of the worldâ€™s foremost choreographers. He has been commissioned to produce architectural and performance installations by Daniel Libeskind, Creative Time and the City of Paris. His installation and films have been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale. Forsythe and his ensembles have been awarded the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award and the Laurence Olivier Award. Forsythe has been conveyed the title of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the government of France and has received the German Distinguished Service Cross and the Wexner Prize.
Joel Ryan studied physics and philosophy at The Claremont Colleges and the University of California, and then music technology at Stanford University and the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music. A pioneer in the design of musical instruments based on real time digital signal processing, he has collaborated extensively with composers and artists including George Lewis and Malcolm Goldstein. Formerly a Research Associate at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories of the Univesity of California, he now works at STEIM in Amsterdam.