Posy Knight (she/they)

Posy teaches visual arts for Milwaukee Public Schools and serves on the Board of Directors of 53212 Presents. Knight is a Featured Member at the Walkers Point Center for the Arts where she created the Short Dance Film Series (2021). She has appeared online in Theatre Gigante’s “Fairytales” (2021), Quasimondo Physical Theatre’s “ADA” (2021), and “Giraffe on Fire” (2022) and was last seen onstage in a two-person recreation of Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise” created with tenor Tim Rebers in 2019. Her philosophy is inspired by Mierle Laderman-Ukeles' Maintenance Art Manifesto (1969). Knight is an anti disciplinarian artist, which Amir Reza Asadi describes as follows: “Interdisciplinary work is when people from different disciplines work together. But antidisciplinary is something very different; it’s about working in spaces that simply do not fit into any existing academic discipline–a specific field of study with its own particular words, frameworks, and methods.” 

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Zeze Schorsch (they/them)

Zeze is a creator whose body of work includes dance, physical theatre, poetry, visual art, and most recently film. Since choreographing their first concert "WISDOM TEETH" in 2018, they've performed their work in Milwaukee's Fringe Festival, Danceworks MKE, 53212 Presents, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, and Cooperative Performance MKE. As a queer, fat, and interdisciplinary artist, Zeze is familiar with derailment. During the pandemic, becoming a citizen of Zoom has ushered in a new era of creative practice and social justice.

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Efrat Koppel (they/them)

Efrat is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and facilitator. A returning artist-in-residence through Arts@Large, they cultivate spaces where the creator within every person can thrive, utilizing music, writing, photography, film, and dance to express in collective living collage containers. Their Niggunim workshop series explores the history of Jewish melody-making and guides participants through the process of composing original song to arrange and perform in real time.  Conducting the art of others, from toddlers to elderly people, is one of their favorite mediums. 

 

They recently finished a shared residency entitled “An Ecology of Marks” at Arts@Large, where they served as composer, performer, and sound art interactive installation designer, creating a painting experience where participants generated sound through the electrically conductivity of brushstrokes. 

 

Devoting over twenty years of learning and practice to the craft, they studied classical piano, music theory, and jazz at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with Dr. Michael Thiele, Mark Davis, and Berkeley Fudge. 

 

Within their writing practice, their artwork ranges from making music out of organically occurring sound, like birdsong, to orchestrating cinematic soundscapes featuring cello, piccolo, and harp. 

 

With ongoing private instruction in vocal technique from veteran jazz vocalist Karen Cameron, they aspire to compose full-time for film and other time-based mediums. 

 

They are a mover and a lover.