haus of bambi
dance + film

the family

MOTHER

Photo: Robert Woofter

Photo: Robert Woofter

Robert Woofter (Bambi Warhol) is a control freak, sporadic drag queen, and MFA graduate from the University of Michigan. His work has been presented in New York City at the wild project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts, and he was named one of Dance Magazine's "Best of 2012" for his work "Six Movements to the Music of Nicki Minaj." Robert is interested in the juxtapositions of the gaudy and subdued, the crude and refined, and the classical and contemporary as he lives by the motto “extravagance is a virtue.”

Before earning a BA in Dance from The New School in 2012, he studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ballet Austin, The Rock School, The Boston Conservatory, Hubbard Street Dance, and The School at Jacob's Pillow. Since then, Robert performed professionally in New York with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Christopher Williams, Austin McCormick’s Company XIV (as an originating member in the New York Times critic’s pick Baroque Burlesque), and Gillian Walsh (as performer/collaborator in the Bessie Award nominated Grinding and Equations).

Robert teaches at American University and Joy of Motion Dance Center and is a member of PrioreDance in Washington, DC. 

 

COLLABORATORS

 

Lemz (composer for Electric Idols) is a DC based DJ & producer who has been honing his craft since before he could legally enter the venues that booked him. While only approaching his third year as a full time resident, he has been playing in the city for more than 12 years and now currently helms multiple events including BENT, a quarterly queer dance party at 9:30 Club, and SLEAZE, a gay disco celebration held monthly at Wonderland Ballroom. While he has released music with several artists in the past, this collaboration for Electric Idols will double as his first official album release as a solo musician.

Shay Bares (costume designer for Ave Bambi / #hausofbambi the last rites) is a New York based dancer and costume designer. Originally from Texas, she moved to New York to pursue a career in dance and soon discovered the costumes she was having to dance in weren't up to par. She took it upon herself to learn to sew and consequently fix this travesty. Presently, Shay has had the pleasure of dancing and costuming multiple dance works both in America and internationally including Bad Boys of Dance, MadBoots, and The People Movers.

Scotto (lighting designer for Electric Idols) is a founding father of the USA Electronic Dance Music (EDM) subculture, a multi-media artist and producer, best known for his 1992-94 NYC club NASA, which produced North America’s first EDM tour featuring new artists Moby, the Prodigy, Richie Hawtin, Orbital and Aphex Twin, and was depicted in the Larry Clark cult film "Kids" that broke out actress Chloe Sevigny. Scotto delivered and performed at the first EDM mega-festival at Woodstock ’94 called Ravestock. Scotto has done extensive artist development & touring design production for Moby, Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Dee-Lite, Dubtribe, Run DMC and Rusko. He Designed/ ran lights at NYC mega clubs Shelter, RedZone, Limelight, Twilo, Tunnel, Webster Hall, Marquee NY, and for major films "Kids,” "Party Monster,” "Limelight," and "Bad Lieutenant”. Scotto also has a starring role in Joe Cocker's "Summer in The City”. With over 30 years dedicated to Electronic Dance Music, Scotto continues to produce & perform multi-genre formats. Find him with @djscotto on social media platforms. 

 

CURRENT PERFORMERS

 

GREG DAVID began his dance journey in 2007, transitioning from seven years of being a tubist. His path focused in 2009 by joining Phunktions Dance Company at University of Maryland, College Park, becoming Artistic Director for three seasons. David joined Culture Shock Washington DC® in 2012 by way of their Scholarship Program, and was the Artistic Director for Seasons 13 and 14. Through Culture Shock® he has been fortunate enough to perform and teach in Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, North Carolina, and Ottawa, Canada. He has been so grateful to work with other local Artists like PearsonWidrig DanceTheatre and Project ChArma.

ATLAS HILL is an aspiring witch, creator, and performer. Armed with their growing grimoire and an instinctual connection to magick, runes, and energy, they seek to create the unexpected in spaces where it “doesn’t belong.” Entranced by fantasy and myth, they are devoted to exploring the unreal. Additionally, they’re completing their senior year of Undergraduate Dance at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Performer Credits: ‘S (Shawn Stone), A Curious Invasion/San Juan (PearsonWidrig DanceTheater), Fall to Fall (Alvin Mayes), High Violet (Kendra Portier), and Leaning Towards the Sky (Orange Grove Dance).

GABRIEL MATA is a Mexican-American dance choreographer, educator, and performer. The StarTribune has called him “Sly, subtle and totally virtuosic, theatrical dancer-choreographer Gabriel Mata holds the stage with expressive movement and witty words.” Gabriel Mata/Movements is his performance based project that creates talking dances. His dances have been performed in Minnesota, California, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has performed for sjDANCEco (SJ), Post:Ballet (SF), and Zenon Dance Company (MN). He is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Maryland - College Park.

ROBERT RUBAMA is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a graduate of George Mason University with a B.F.A in Dance. Robert has had the opportunity to perform with Agora Dance, RawArts Dance, and Groundworks Dance Theater. He has had additional training at the Bates Dance Festival, Sidra Bell Dance New York’s Summer Module, The Todd Rosenlieb Dance Ensemble, and The Dash Ensemble Summer Intensive. Robert is the founder of Terre Dance Collective.

 

PAST PERFORMERS

Jamal Abrams

Shay Bares (MEGABABE)

Amy Falls

Charles Gushue (Abigail Now)

Beynji Marshall

Jean McLocklin

Elyse Mlot

Jimi Nguyen

Sherman Wood