Forrest Jackson (he/him)
Forrest Jackson is a pianist, vocalist, a (sometimes) trombonist, and recording artist based out of Milwaukee. Growing up in a music-loving family, Forrest has always been surrounded by different genres and soundscapes and brings all of these influences to his playing. From rock to jazz, or EDM to Rap, it’s never about the genre for him. “I don’t think of genres as categories or ‘boxes’, to me, they’re options, intertwining paths that hopefully lead to something sounding cool.” Want to work with him?
pc: Helene Fischman
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.
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.”
cedar becher (they/them)
cedar becher (they/them) is a trans* non-binary artist from the United States. They received their BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in May 2018. During their time as a student, cedar created and performed with various artists as well as premiered their first collaborative, evening-length work entitled First Drafts. After graduating, cedar lived in France and Germany where they worked as an English teacher and performed in festivals around Berlin.
cedar becher is an intellectual, intuitive, radical, anti-disciplinary artist who does not see the boundaries between disciplines as rigid/uncrossable, but instead as opportunities to learn something new. They are a performer, a writer, a mover, and a somatic being. At the core, they are a disrupter because they are boundless and amorphous. Currently, they are researching ethical, trauma-informed practices, determined to find an innovative and healthy way forward in movement and art spaces.
pc: Posy Knight