Claudia La Rocco and Martijn Tellinga are a Brooklyn and Beijing-based arts ensemble who began their collaboration at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2013. Their collaboration blends their respective art forms to experiment with task-based scores, found material, and a mix of composed and improvisation structures. La Rocco’s group and solo performances include I just need one word and I can tell you everything (performance-lecture), Dance New Air Festival, Japan (2014) and The Ferry is Turning Course Now, Away from the Sun, CounterPath Press, CO (2013). Tellinga’s performances and installations include during, lasting, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2014); Branching into others, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (2011) and conDIT/cheLA, Argentina (2013).
La Rocco was an artist-in-residence at Mount Tremper Arts, NY (2011); Stanford University, CA (2013), and Headlands Center for the Arts, CA (2013). La Rocco’s grants include the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, NY (2011). Tellinga has been an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre, Canada (2009); CMMAS, Mexico (2013); and Headlands Center for the Arts, CA (2013). Claudia is a guest artist curator and editor for PLATFORM 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, Danspace Project (2015)
La Rocco received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and Tellinga received his Masters in Sonology from the Institute of Sonology.