Over the past fifteen years Sunny Artist Management (SAM) has established a notable expertise connecting a myriad of dancers, dancemakers, composers, presenters, patrons, donors, and dance enthusiasts alike.
Founded in 2004 in NYC by Ilter Ibrahimof as a bespoke artist representation agency, SAM has had the pleasure of working with illustrious dance artists and companies such as Shantala Shivalingappa, Compagnie Käfig, Compañía Nacional de Danza, L.A. Dance Project, La La La Human Steps, and Ballet Preliocaj, to name a few, as well as facilitating notable North American and international tours of independent productions of artists such as Wendy Whelan, Daniil Simkin, and James Whiteside.
In 2014, SAM forged a producing partnership with The Joyce Theater in NYC - in the form of Joyce Theater Productions - to offer instrumental touring and managerial support to select artists and projects, including Malpaso Dance Company from Havana, which will be embarking on its final agency tour in Spring 2020. As the agency wraps up all its current activities - including a Spring 2020 tour with the prestigious Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - Joyce Theater Productions transitions into the fully in-house production entity of The Joyce Theater, continuing its focus on original creations for its own stage, and for worldwide touring.
While remaining open to select consulting engagements in the areas of North American touring, networking, tour management, artist representation, and curation, SAM's founder Ilter Ibrahimof is now focused full-time on his role as Artistic Director of Fall for Dance North Festival (FFDN), which he co-founded in 2015 in Toronto, Canada. He is thrilled to be continuing his journey as a presenter, advancing the growth of FFDN from a gala-style event to a fully realized multi-venue festival with a downtown Toronto campus, as it enters its 6th year.
We are highly grateful for all the connections we've made and projects and tours we've been able to bring to fruition over the past decade and half. To the many collaborators, contractors and passionate personnel dedicated to furthering the art form of dance who have crossed our paths - thank you!
If you'd like to get in touch with Ilter about a potential consultation in the above areas of dance production and touring, please use the contact form below.
Malpaso Dance Company in Indomitable Waltz by Aszure Barton. Photo by Judy Ondrey.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.