Artist Projects


David Neumann , Richard Sylvarnes

BIG EATER, a multidisciplinary dance-based performance for six performers, takes an askance look at our appetites and juxtaposes our needy, conniving selves beside our more transcendent capabilities: the mind’s ability to recognize patterns across phenomena, for one. Known for his deeply intelligent, wildly funny productions, Bessie Award-winning choreographer David Neumann attempts to dance his brain on stage, finding form through an aggressive mixture of dance and theater building techniques. Using dance and theater to examine the way patterns can reveal themselves across phenomena, Neumann grounds his experimental approach in autobiography, weaving and colliding the disparate elements that make up a life: suburbia’s proximity to nature, drunkenness, 1980s TV stardom, synthetic biology, 19th century ballet and the end of the world.

Project Updates

  • 2010: BIG EATER premieres at The Kitchen in NYC

  • 2010: Big Eater is showcased at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in NYC

  • Artists

    David Neumann

    Choreographer and performer David Neumann is the artistic director of Advanced Beginner Group. The company’s work has been presented in New Yor…


    Richard Sylvarnes

    Richard Sylvarnes is a filmmaker, photographer and sound artist. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world. In…


  • Events

    Mar 04 – Mar 13, 2010
    David Neumann and Richard Sylvarnes's Creative Capital project "BIG EATER" premieres at The Kitchen in NYC

    Jan 07 – Jan 10, 2010
    Five Creative Capital artists showcase their Creative Capital projects in conjunction with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in NYC

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  • Project News

    December 15, 2009
    Five Creative Capital projects at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, January 2010

    February 18, 2010
    David Neumann & Richard Sylvarnes premiere Creative Capital project "BIG EATER"

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