Andy is the project of Shua Group and Tzveta Kassabova, both longtime collaborators in the field of dance and movement art who have joined forces in the development of this creative venture.
S H U A G R O U P
Shua Group is the art duo of choreographer and movement artist Joshua Bisset and visual artist and dancer Laura Quattrocchi. They create movement based artworks which encourage deep listening, human exchange, and spatial and perceptual transformation. Shua Group is currently based in Detroit, Michigan where they direct Andy a 20 sq/ft creative space. They were based in New York City and Jersey City, NJ from 1998 to 2016.
Shua Group works include mass performances and actions in public spaces, audience interactive events and site-related and stage dance. Projects are built through choreography, live and field recorded sound, and interactions with objects, sites and geography. Shua Group is directed by Joshua Bisset and Laura Quattrocchi and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Shua Group has been presented by dance and performance presenters in New York City including Danspace Project, Movement Research, Dixon Place, the 92nd St Y, Joyce Soho, New Dance Alliance; in museums including the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore) and the Jersey City Museum; at universities including the University of Florida, Rutgers University, and Texas Womens University; in galleries including the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Detroit Contemporary, Victory Arts (New Jersey); and internationally by Tacheles, Berlin, Kontainer, Bilbao Spain, Le Temps D'Aimer La Danse, Biarritz France, Danza Parco, Brescia Italy, Landiver University, Guatemala, Echo Arts, Cyprus, FIDA, Toronto Canada. Shua Group has received grants from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the American Music Center, Hudson County Cultural Affairs and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
T Z V E T A K A S S A B O V A
Tzveta Kassabova is an Bulgarian born independent choreographer, costume designer and installation artist, named one of the '25 to watch' in 2012 by Dance Magazine. At different times she has been a gymnast, physicist, and meteorologist. As a dancer, Tzveta has been part of Ed Tyler, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and David Dorfman Dance companies, and has performed in works of Mark Haim, Nancy Bannon, Maurice Fraga, Zoltan Nagy, Joshua Bisset, Netta Yerushalmy, and Colleen Thomas, among others. Her work as a choreographer has been presented at CSPAC(MD), Dance Place(DC), Kennedy Center(DC), Test!0 (Croatia), NBU(Bulgaria), Judson Church(NYC), Dixon Place(NYC), Mulberry Street Theater(NYC), Artomatic.
She received a Metro DC Dance Award (2008), the Prince George’s Arts Council grant (2009 and 2012) and Maryland State Arts Council Award (2010 and 2011). She holds three Masters degrees.
Tzveta believes that dance is a visual art form. She has always been fascinated by the concept of space, and is constantly trying to address it, both in her choreography and design.
Explore more at https://www.tzvetakassabova.com.