“Pioneers Go East..knocks down the walls between expressive genres and amalgamates music, video, and acting into an adrenalizing, dramatic experience.” – Backstage, 2012, Lisa Jo Sagolla

Pioneers Go East Collective is a New York-based arts group that includes a collective of New York-based composers and theatre & visual artists who create intimate performances and installations that incorporate movement, opera, and live video in cinematic environments. The group’s past performances include MC (G) = MARIA CELESTE (GALILEO), La MaMa (2013); 7AM – DI MATTINA, Incubator Arts Project (2013); and S 16 – LUNA NERA, La MaMa / La Galleria (2012).

The group’s residencies and awards include Incubator Arts Project Residency, NY (2014); Puppet Lab Residency, St Ann’s Warehouse, NY (2013–2014); Incubator Arts Project Residency, NY (2013); Harlem Gallery Residency, Chashama, NY (2012); and La MaMa Residency, NY (2005, ongoing). Gian Marco Lo Forte received his M.F.A. from New York University and Guy Barash holds a Master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt. Abby Felder received her B.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Gian Marco Lo Forte