Phil Soltanoff is a theatre artist based in New York City. His most recent works include i/o, created in collaboration with sound artist Joe Diebes, and LA Party. i/o fuses sound installation, physical theatre, and opera. It premiered at Theatre Garonne in November 2008. LA Party was created for PRELUDE09 and was featured in UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL 2010. Other original and site-specific creations include to whom it may concern (BITEF-31), Strange Attractors (Mass MoCA), five movements for people and sound, TIME/PIECE, wrench, Experimental Actions (Mass MoCA), Peter Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other and LEMNATION (Mass MoCA). Since 2002, Mr. Soltanoff has created two works in collaboration with Aurelien Bory and CIE111(Toulouse, France). Their two collaborations, PLAN B and MORE OR LESS, INFINITY have performed around the world including Theatre Garonne (Toulouse), TNT (Toulouse), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Eurokaz Festival (Zagreb), Trafo (Budapest), Vidy Theatre (Lausanne), Centro Belem (Lisbon), Pina Bausch’s NRW International Dance Festival (Dusseldorf), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Patra Vadi (Bangkok), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), BITEF-42 (Belgrade) and the New Victory Theatre (NYC) among others. In addition, Mr. Soltanoff collaborated with Ron Berry and Scott Wilcox to create an installation, The 12nineteen Library for the Austin Museum of Art which received a 2009 Austin Critics Table Award. Mr. Soltanoff was nominated for a Moliere Award in 2007. His work is dedicated in loving memory to his wife, Stephanie Mnookin.
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