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RAYMOND WIGER

Wire-mesh sculptor 26"X 36"

 www.raywiger.com


      Sculptor, from Taos, New Mexico, is known around the country and the world for his breathtaking wire-mesh sculptures. Born in Washington, D.C. he studied art at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Wiger began sculpting in the medium of wire-mesh in the late 1980's while working as a park ranger for the National Park Service. Mr. Wiger relies on anatomical studies for his work and uses no models or photographs. Over the years he has shown his work in galleries from San Diego to Key West to Amsterdam and has done many private commissions. He has worked on collaborative works with photographer David Morgan and his sculpture has been seen on Good Morning America, the Travel Channel and PBS. Mr. Wiger is presently collaborating with Atrévete to incorporate dance and sculpture for the stage in an adaptation of the 12th century love story of Abelard and Heloise.
     For more information about Ray Wiger, his sculpture and gallery information, please go to his website www.raywiger.com. Ray Wiger is a member of the Advisory Committee of Atrévete Flamenco Dance Theater of New York, Inc.        


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DAVID GRABARKEWITZ


     Stage Director and Writer, is presently resident stage director of the New York City Opera where he has directed such works as The Love of Three Oranges, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Paul Bunyon and the Magic Flute. Mr. Grabarkewitz has staged works for opera companies and symphony orchestras across America, including, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, The Central City Opera, The Colorado Symphony, The Ft. Lauderdale Opera, and Dayton Opera. He has taught at the New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Conservatory of Music, Louisiana State University, The Hartt School of Music and the Conservatory and Schools for the Arts in St. Louis. He has worked with such diverse artists as Anne Bogart, Christopher Alden, Mark Lamos, Joan Rivers and Lynn Redgrave. His revised version of Emmerich Kalman's Contess Maritza was premiered by the Santa Fe Opera in 1999.
     Throughout the years, Mr. Grabarkewitz has created new works for both musical theater and opera. He is now working with Atrévete on the creation of a new work based on the 12th Century love story of Abelard and Heloise. David Grabarkewitz is a member of the Advisory Committee of Atrévete Flamenco Dance Theater of New York, Inc.                        

 

                

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