THUG (Work in Progress)
Created & Directed by TISLARM BOUIE
Producer PLANET BOUIE
Featuring CLAUDE YAO SAHI, ANTHONY SANTOS, TINA TWIRLER, BENTLEY FOFANA, SY GASKIN, ISA’AH, RICH JAMES, JASIAH MARSHALL, KEVIN TATE, AZJA GREENE & XEN YAO SAHI
Director of Photography JOHN LIMA-THOMPSON
Editor UKACHI ARINZEH
Moderator YVETTE WILLIAMS
Production Consultant SY GASKIN
Set Designer SHAQUILLA DILLON
Sound Designer AARON BRANDES
Stylist ZIGGY MACK JOHNSON
Hair SY GASKIN & BONES JONES
MakeUp Artist KARINA MILAN
Production Manager ALEXIS ROBERTS
Production Assistant ASHLEY DUKE
Photographer JOHN LIMA-THOMPSON
BTS Photographer SHAQUILLA DILLON
Originally Premiered: March 25, 2021
Run Time: 34 minutes
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
TISLARM BOUISE at an early age was inspired by the block parties on the streets of Brooklyn. After hearing his mother’s love of dance and learning the choreography to all his favorite music videos. He built up the courage to ask his grandmother to go to dance class. He later attended Professional Performing Arts School and recived his B.F.A from the University of the Arts. His Broadway credits include Gary a Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Film/TV credits: In the Heights (2021), Saturday Night Live w/ Coldplay, Mrs. America on FX, Live from Lincoln Center, Manhattan Love Story and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Regional theater: Annie, The Bodyguard, Swing! and Blueprint Specials. He has also danced for Alicia Keys , Jon Batiste, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company and Norwegian Cruise Line. His print and commercial credits include Vogue, Estèe Lauder, Toyota, Samsung, Cadillac and Champ Sports. Tislarm’s choreography has been featured in Dance magazine, New York Theater Barn and Young Choreographers Festival.
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ABOUT THE VISION RESIDENCY
Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify. THUG is curated by Vision Resident raja feather kelly. Learn more about raja and his vision HERE.