A connector in

the world

of dance

 

At Sunny Artist Management we believe in the artists and partners we work with and feel privileged that we have the chance to be dedicated to making connections that reinforce the dance community.

 

As a connector, SAM is a flexible and mobile entity. We see the world as a network and over the past fifteen years SAM has established a notable expertise connecting a myriad of creators, dancers, choreographers, musicians, presenters, patrons, donors and dance enthusiasts alike.

Having started in 2004 as a bespoke artist representation agency, SAM is now evolving into a consulting entity that operates on a project by project basis as its Director and Founder Ilter Ibrahimof sustains his position of Artistic Director with the Fall for Dance North Festival (FFDN), which he co-founded in 2015. While Ilter focuses on cultivating the success of the fifth anniversary season in 2019 and the growth of FFDN from a seasonal festival to a presenting organization with year-round programming, SAM is correspondingly adopting a more focused role in its work with select artists, projects and fellow presenters, while still remaining committed to its position as a dance connector.

You can view the companies we currently have the pleasure of working with below. In the past we have worked on projects like Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks' Some of a Thousand Words, Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO, and Jodi Melnick's One of Sixty-Five thousand Gestures to name a few.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

an Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions

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In the six short years since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its original three founders; resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and co-founder Daileidys Carrazana.

 

An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions, Malpaso — together with The Joyce— has commissioned original works from a number of prominent North American choreographers, including Ron K. Brown (Why You Follow), Trey McIntyre (Under Fire), Aszure Barton (Indomitable Waltz), and Emmy-award winning Sonya Tayeh (Face the Torrent).

 

As a means of foregrounding Cuban choreographers, Malpaso has also recently world-premiered works by company members Beatriz Garcia (Being (Ser)) and Abel Rojo (Carrying Floor), bolstering the list of long-toured pieces by Artistic Director Delgado, notably, Ocaso as well as 24 Hours and a Dog and Dreaming of Lions, which are often accompanied live by Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American composer/pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

 

In 2018 the company added Fielding Sixes by the legendary, late Merce Cunningham - adapted for 8 dancers and re-staged by Jamie Scott with new costume and lighting designs by David Quinn and Manuel Da Silva, respectively - and Tabula Rasa by world-renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin to its repertoire. Naharin traveled to Cuba in spring of 2018 specifically to work one on one with Malpaso dancers to crystalize the re-staging of this seldom performed, 30 year old master work.

 

Liquidotopie by Argentinian choreographer Cecilia Bengolea - commissioned by International Summer Festival Kampnagel out of Hamburg-Germany in summer 2018 - rounds out the Company’s active rep.

 

Most recently Robyn Mineko Williams created Elemental on the company as part of a collaborative program developed with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, which premiered at the Auditorium Theatre in March 2018. Next up, Malpaso will acquire a specially extended version of Mats Ek’s solo, Woman with Water.

REPERTOIRE 

CURRENT REP

Indomitable Waltz

by Aszure Barton

Face the Torrent

by Sonya Tayeh

24 Hours and a Dog

by Osnel Delgado

Why You Follow

by Ron K. Brown

Dreaming of Lions

by Osnel Delgado

Carrying Floor

by Abel Rojo

Bad Winter

by Trey McIntyre

Ocaso

by Osnel Delgado

Tabula Rasa

by Ohad Naharin

Liquidotopie

by Cecilia Bengolea

Being (Ser)

by Beatriz Garcia

Elemental

by Robyn Mineko Williams

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

July 12-13, American Dance Festival, Durham-NC

July 28, Vail International Dance Festival, Avon-CO

August 1 + 3, The Yard, Chilmark-MA

August 10, DANCECleveland, Cleveland-OH

For More Information

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

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One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this contemporary ballet company that "is going to take your breath away" (The Washington Post) is arguably at the top of its game. Today, the main company is comprised of 18 dancers who display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity. One of the only U.S. dance companies to operate year-round, Hubbard Street continues to produce bold and passionate performances in Chicago, and tour domestically as well as internationally.

 

When it comes to touring, Hubbard Street’s approach is flexible and focused on finding the program best-suited to your venue. Their current available repertoire includes: a suite of works from Canadian choreographer, Crystal Pite (Solo Echo, A Picture of You Falling, The Other You, Grace Engine), new works from Robyn Mineko Williams (Cloudline) and Brian Brooks (Terrain), and pieces by world class choreographers William Forsythe (One Flat Thing Reproduced, N.N.N.N.) and Nacho Duato (Jardi Tancat, and Violoncello), in addition to works by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo.

REPERTOIRE 

CURRENT REP

Solo Echo

by Crystal Pite

 

A Picture of You Falling

by Crystal Pite

Grace Engine

by Crystal Pite

 

The Other You

by Crystal Pite

 

N.N.N.N.

by William Forsythe

 

One Flat Thing, reproduced

by William Forsythe

Jardi Tancat

by Nacho Duato

 

Violoncello

by Nacho Duato

 

Second to Last

by Alejandro Cerrudo

 

Terrain

by Brian Brooks

 

Niebla

by Alejandro Cerrudo

 

Cloudline 

by Robin Mineko Williams

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

June 6-9, The Harris Theater, Chicago-IL

For More Information
 

CONTACT US

We are more than happy to start a conversation to see where SAM can help.

Sunny Artist Management Inc.

 

3015-4968 Yonge Street

Toronto ON, M2N 7G9

Canada

 

+1 514-623-9481

info@sunnyartistmanagement.com

Sunny Artist Management Inc., 3015-4968 Yonge Street, Toronto ON, M2N 7G9, Canada, +1 514-623-9481, info@sunnyartistmanagement.com