2009 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

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Albert Albert and Alexandra Konnikova

ALBERT ALBERT and ALEXANDRA KONNIKOVA, RUSSIA

Center for International Theatre Development, Baltimore, MD

To support choreography and direction of the play Tanya-Tanya by contemporary Russian playwright Olga Mukhina for performance at Towson University and the Center for International Theatre Development.

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Laura Feldberga

LAURA FELDBERGA, LATVIA

Griffis Sculpture Park, Buffalo, NY

To support the creation of a land art sculpture for permanent display at Griffis Sculpture Park and an indoor installation called The Unknown Landscape for an exhibition held at Gallery 234 at Buffalo State College.

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Martin Papcún

MARTIN PAPCUN, CZECH REPUBLIC

Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland, OH

To support the creation of an outdoor public installation in an empty home that will explore issues of private versus public space and the emotional effects of the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland.

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Aiste Ptakauskaite

AISTE PTAKAUSKAITE, LITHUANIA

CalArts, School of Theater, Valencia, CA

To support translation, dramaturgy and direction of a play by contemporary Belarus playwright Nikolay Rudkovsky for workshop production at CalArts School of Theater.

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Andreea Valean

ANDREEA VALEAN, ROMANIA

Lark Play Development Center, New York, NY

To support research and development of a new play in a studio retreat workshop during two ten-day residencies at Lark Play Development Center.

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Members of Ygo

YGO, RUSSIA

Pogus Productions, Chester, NY/University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

To support performances by YGO members Alexey Plyusnin, Yuri Elik and Tatiana Kalmykova of a multimedia project based on Russian Znamenny Raspev chants and participation in a collaborative multimedia and recording project.