a multidisciplinary water opera
    Choreography by Gabriel Forestieri
    Music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    Text by Adrian Jevicki

    Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
    Wellness Center Pool
    Lawrence University
    Appleton, WI
    Free Tickets Required. Please visit the Lawrence Box Office to reserve tickets.


    Chris Ferris & Dancers: UNQUANTIFIABLE

    509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
    60 MINUTES

    Choreographer: Chris Ferris
    Music Director/Composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello, computer)

    Musicians: Jon Hanrahan (Piano, Melodica), Gabriel Peterson (Saxophone), and
    Kyle Stalsberg (Viola, Electric Violin)

    Dancers: Meghan Connolly, Anastasia Ellis, Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti,
    Bethany Logan, and Diane Skerbec.


    PERFORMANCE LAB with Lower Left
    Wednesday-Wednesday, July 18th - 25th, 2018
    Crowley Theater
    Marfa, Texas
    Guest musician with Lower left dance collective

  • bkSOUL

    Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center
    Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
    Guest musician with bkSoul Collective.

  • BEGIN series

    Saturday, January 27 at 7 PM
    Artists Guild
    215 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
    Hosted by Rhythmplex

    Featuring dance artist MARGARET PAEK and musician LOREN DEMPSTER as they explore the specific spaces of the venue through movement and sound, bringing concepts from other works into juxtaposition with parameters provided by the context.

    The series is limited to forty seats per event and no advance tickets will be available. A suggested donation of $10 at the door will go directly to the performing artist.

  • 2125 Stanley Street tours the US!

    2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
    Wriston Art Gallery
    at Lawrence University Appleton WI

    2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar
    Saturday October 21, 2017
    OSU Urban Arts Space
    50 W. Town Street Columbus, Ohio
    Reception and performance at 5:30 p.m.
    Free admission with conference registration
    to CORD+SDHS 2017
    at Ohio State University

    2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar
    *Thursday, November 2 – 7 pm. Performance at 808 Gallery
    *Friday, November 3 – 8 pm. Performance at 808 Gallery
    808 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
    This event is free, but you must RSVP. Space is limited.
    Boston University

    2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar
    November 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM |
    Edwards Arts Center, Room 210 [Dance Studio]
    Bowdoin College

    2125 Stanley Street is a performance exploring notions of home. Choreographer Dahlia Nayar collaborates with dancer Margaret Sunghe Paek and composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster in a sound, visual and movement excavation of the artists' own cultural hybridity.

  • Breathe

    April 29-30, Saturday-Sunday
    8:00 PM
    Natatorium, Peterson Family Athletics Complex

    Artist in Residence Gabriel Forestieri, along with collaborators Loren Dempster and Adrian Jevicki, transform Middlebury’s Natatorium with a multidisciplinary performance event.

    The project combines light puppetry, projections, swimmers, divers, dancers, actors, musicians, and singers. A live feed of underwater dancing displays to the board above the pool, while projections light the surface and floor. A floating choir mixes with a soundscape composed directly from the space itself, using contact microphones both out of and in the pool. The work is a play on dimensions of air, water, and light, blending these possibilities of sound, space, and depth. The cast is a mix of athletes, performers, and professionals contributing to an unconventional performance with many surprises.

    Sponsored by the Dance Program, The Music Department, and The Committee on the Arts. Tickets:

    Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6; on sale April 10.

  • The Waxing Crescent

    Dance & Music presented by
    Chris Ferris & Dancers

    choreography by Chris Ferris, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Melissa Brading, & Cecly Placenti

    original music scores by: Loren Dempster & Max Maples
    live performance by: Loren Dempster (cello)

    Fri. March 31 and Sat. April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    New York City Center Studios, Studio 5
    130 W. 56th Street, New York NY 10019

    Donation: $20 General, $15 Artists/Students
    Reserve your attendance by donating a minimum of $15 at:
    Your donation is tax deductible.
    Door Donations: CASH only

    More information: www.chrisferrisdance.com

  • Food For Thought

    SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
    at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, NYC

    We'll be revisiting our piece with families. Five years later.
    "Resident Artists ReAssembled"
    with Roz LeBlanc, Dahlia Nayar, Tami Stronach, Lanette Costas-Stampley, Loren Dempster and kiddos.

    Food for Thought is three nights of performance selected by a different guest artist curator each night. Admission is just $5 with 2 cans of food; or $10 with no cans!

    Canned goods collected through Food for Thought are donated to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery food distribution programs.

  • 2125 Stanley Street at Keene University

    The Redfern Arts Center presents 2125 Stanley Street.
    a performance installation exploring notions of home on Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and youths, and $5 for KSC students.

    For tickets, call the Redfern Box Office at 603-358-2168
    or order online at keene.edu/arts/redfern.


    Lower Left artists converge in Appleton, Wisconsin to teach and perform at Lawrence University. Formed in 1994 in San Diego, Lower Left is a collaborative group of dance artists, educators, creators, and performers. For this special performance, members from Berlin, Texas, and New York re-assemble with Margaret Paek, Lawrence dance professor. Utilizing signature improvisational, compositional, and ensemble techniques, Available Space will be an evening of spontaneously create dances. Surprise guest artists from the community (including Loren Dempster) will join them for part of the performance. Lower Left will offer the audience ways to view and appreciate bodies in motion crafting the space. Don’t miss this extraordinary performance of dance-making in action.
    Friday, Oct 28, 2016
    5:00 pm
    Esch Studio
    Warch Campus Center
    Lawrence University
    Appleton, WI


    A collaboration choreographer Dahlia Nayar, Dancer Margaret Paek, and composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, "2125 Stanley Street", is featured in the A-Squared Festival at Links Hall in Chicago. Curated by Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong and presented by Links Hall and The A-Squared Theatre, The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival features four evenings of contemporary dance, music, performance art, puppetry, sound art, spoken word, and theatre by American artists of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent.
    The presentation of 2125 Stanley Street was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Tickets here.
    Thurs Oct 20 & Fri Oct 21, 2016
    7:00 pm
    $15 students/seniors, $20 general, $40 for festival pass
    Links Hall
    3111 N. Western Ave
    Chicago, IL

  • Uncucumbered

    April 14, 2016
    Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center
    Lawrence University

    Dancers: Bradley Teal Ellis, Melissa Guerrero, Elise Knudson, Margaret Paek, and Paul Singh.

    Music: Loren Dempster
    Cello, Didjeridu

  • Atria

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Science Hall Atrium
    Lawrence University

    Performers: Gabriel Forestieri, Margaret Paek, Loren Dempster, Matt Turner, and special guest artists/students

  • Secondary Surface Rendered

    Friday March 4 at 8pm
    Wriston Art Galleries
    Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

    LU Instructor of Dance Margaret Sunghe Paek and her students perform the piece "Secondary Surface Rendered."

    Student Dancers: Camille Dozier, Becca Tapia, Kenneth Herrera, Abigail Hindson, Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall, Micayla Hutton, and Gillian Etherington

    music composed and performed live by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

  • Progressive Performance Festival presented by Vermont Performance Lab

    As a part of the Progressive Performance Festival, 2125 Stanley Street will be performed by Dahlia Nayar with Margaret Paek and Loren Dempster.
    Friday, September 4 + Saturday, September 5 + Sunday, September 6

    "Northampton-based choreographer Dahlia Nayar returns with a dance and sound installation of 2125 Stanley Street. This work taps into issues of belonging, domesticity, and the ways we embody culture and memory."

    WHEN: 5-6:30pm Friday, September 4 (performance)
    + 12-5pm Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 (installation)
    WHERE: The Dianich Gallery, 139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    TICKETS + RESERVATIONS: Free. No reservations.

  • Secondary Surface Rendered

    presented by Marfa Live Arts
    performed by Lower Left
    Margaret Paek, Kelly Dalrymple-Wass, Andrew Wass, Nina Martin, and Leslie Scates
    with guests Kylie Phillips, Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, and Gretchen Lee Coles
    Friday, August 14 & Saturday 15, 2015
    Crowley Theater 7:30 pm
    Marfa, Texas
    free and open to the community.

  • 2125 Stanley Street

    A rigorous collaboration between dancers/co-creators Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek and cellist/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 8 p.m.
    2125 Stanley Street comes to Amherst College.
    Presented by the Copeland Colloqium 2015: Word in Transit
    Webster Hall, Studio 2: see map here
    Post performance Q&A and reception hosted by The Common
    Free and open to the public.
    **Please note seating is limited, reserve in advance by emailing:

    Saturday, April 11th, 2015 7:30 p.m.
    2125 Stanley Street at the Dance Hall, in Kittery, Maine
    Tickets: $16 in advance/ $20 at the door. Reserve Here

  • Perfect Tension

    a full evening work by Chris Ferris & Dancers
    Fri. and Sat. November 21 and 22 at 8:00pm
    Sun. November 23, at 7:00 pm
    Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, New York NY 10014
    (between Washington St. & West Side Hwy)
    choreography: Chris Ferris
    music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    dancers: Louisa Armstrong, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Gianna Lafronza, Kim Machaby, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Mary Kate Sickel, & Diane Skerbec

  • Tritticali Concert at Brooklyn Conservatory

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    7:00pm - All Ages
    Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
    58 Seventh Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    String trio Trio Tritticali performs with special guest dancers Sarah Pope and Jennifer Wilenta in an evening of original, cutting-edge string music and dance. The concert will feature originals by trio members Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello), Helen Yee (violin), and Conservatory faculty member, Leanne Darling (viola).

  • Species Niches

    October 12, 2015 at 2 PM
    OMI International Arts Center
    The Field Sculpture Park & Architecture OMI
    1405 County Route 22
    Ghent, NY
    In June, Harrison Atelier, created a pavilion that is an undulating canopy of networked spaces sited at the edge of the forest and field in Architecture Omi's rolling landscape. Harrison Atelier will again present Species Niches, a site specific performance at the pavilion, in conjunction with the Fall Exhibition Opening. The performance will be choreographed by James McGinn and music composed by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster.

  • West Coast Tour

    2125 Stanley Street: Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Paek, and Loren Dempster
    Trio Tritticali: Helen Yee, Leanne Darling, and Loren Dempster
    *Seattle: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    The Chapel
    4649 Sunnyside Ave, Seattle, Washington
    8 p.m: Trio Tritticali
    9 p.m: Performance of 2125 Stanley Street
    *Portland: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    Performance Works NW
    4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR
    7:30 p.m. Evening length performance of 2125 Stanley Street
    8:30 Refreshments and live music by Trio Tritticali
    $10-20 at the door
    *San Francisco: Saturday, August 16th, 2014
    Nichiren Hokke Buddhist Church
    2016 Pine St, San Francisco, CA
    7 p.m. Evening length performance of 2125 Stanley Street
    8 p.m. Refreshments and live music by Trio Tritticali
    $15 suggested donation
    *Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
    Looping installation performance of 2125 Stanley Street.
    Hammer Museum
    10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
    2-6 p.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m. recommended time)
    Free and Open to the Public

  • A Show Of Force

    Saturday July 19th, Sunday July 20th & Saturday July 26th, Sunday July 27th 2014 at 5pm. Free
    Meet at Soissons Landing
    (where the Ferry from Manhattan enters Governers Island)
    created by Gabriel Forestieri
    Music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    Performed by Ryan Yamauchi, Kevin Fay, Joshua Stansbury, Charlie Mosey, Kensaku Shinohara,
    Tim O'Donnell, Gabriel Forestieri, Jeffrey Lyon, and Adam Gauzza

  • Species Niches

    OMI International Arts Center
    The Field Sculpture Park & Architecture OMI
    1405 County Route 22
    Ghent, NY
    2014 Season Opening—Saturday, June 14, 1.00–5.00 p.m. Harrison Atelier inaugurates their installation “Species Niches” with a live performance.
    Dancers: Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell and Cori Kresge.
    Musicians: Alex Waterman (cello), Christa Robinson (oboe), Erica Dicker (violin), Andrew Drury (percussion) and Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello, electronics and composer).

  • Dancing Familiar

    Thursday, August 1st, 2013, 8 pm, $12
    Closing Night Performance
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, 7 pm, free
    Margaret Paek & Eleanor Dempster-Paek, Julie Lebel, June & Leonie, Miriam Colvin, Andrew Wass, Kelly Dalrymple Wass & Magdalena Wass, Shelley Senter & Luca Cristo, Nina Martin, Leslie Scates, John, Anna, Ayla & Dakota Dixon.
    Music By Stuart Dempster, Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

  • Glass Jaw

    August 2-4 2013
    Project Limb
    Brooklyn Bridge park.
    Music and Dream recordings by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    Script Adrian Jevicki
    The performers are
    Chantal Baudouin, Kristen Carcone, Hope Davis, Gabriel Forestieri, Adam Gauzza, Elena Hecht, Ted Johnson, Alex Lyons, Careena Melia, Charlie Mosey, Troy Ogilvie, Allison Sale, Anna Schon, Elizabeth Washington

  • VEAL

    The Invisible Dog February 7-9, 2013
    World Premiere Concept and Design by Seth and Ariane Harrison of Harrison Atelier
    Harrison Atelier team: Jeremy Steiner, Christos Bolos, Sierra Cobb
    Choreography by Silas Riener performed by Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell and Cori Kresge
    Music Composition by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    performed by
    Joshua Kohl (conductor)
    Julie Haagenson (soprano)
    Biraj Barkakaty (counter-tenor)
    David Watson (bagpipe)
    Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (lyre and bagpipe)
    Geoff Gersh (lyre)
    Arthur Solari (lyre)
    Sound Software by Jesse Stiles Lighting Design by Davison Scandrett Costume Design by Trevor Ballin with Julia Donaldson


    January 20th, 2013
    A piece created and performed by Margaret Paek, Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, Eleanor Dempster-Paek, Marion Ramirez, Jung Woong Kim, Ari Ramirez-Kim & Minkyong Ji
    in this new movement, improvisation, and performance festival presented by Nicole Bindler, Curt Haworth, Mascher Space Coop, Philly PARD, and University of the Arts.
    Sunday Jan 20th 6pm
    $10/ $8
    at Philly PARD
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Chris Ferris & Dancers

    Circuitous Body
    Fri Nov 30th & Sat Dec 1st, 2012
    Take Root festival
    at Green Space
    37-24 24th Street, Ste 301 & 302
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Chris Ferris & Dancers
    Circuitous Body
    Sunday, April 22 2012
    Roulette, Brooklyn NY
    Choreography: Chris Ferris
    composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
    dancers: Melissa Brading, Grace DiLorenzo, Haley Hauglum,
    Kristen Mangione, & Alexandra Rose
    musicians: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello), Leanne Darling (viola), & Helen Yee (violin, yangqin), & Dan Joseph (hammer dulcimer)

  • Dan Joseph Ensemble

    Thurs, Oct 4, 2012
    at Incubator Arts Project
    St. Mark's Church-in the Bowery
    131 East 10th Street
    NYC, NY 10003
    2nd floor

  • Leviathan

    by projectLIMB
    Sun, Sept 23, 2012
    dawn to dusk
    throughout Manhattan

  • Double Dempster Dive Duo

    Stuart Dempster (trombone) & Loren Dempster (cello)
    Aug 31, 2012
    at The Stone
    corner of Ave C & 2nd Street, NYC
    An exploratory dig within two side-by-side Dempsters that, besides cello and trombone, will include conchs, didjeridus, voices, and little instruments including cheap (and maybe not so cheap) electronics, “Putting the ‘play’ back into playing music!” Dedicated to Bill Duckworth.

  • Trio Tritticali in concert

    Aug 28, 2012
    at Caffe Vivaldi
    32 Jones Street,
    New York, NY 10014


    May 2012
    At the invitation of singer Alicia Hall Moran and musician/composer Jason Moran to be a part of their residency, Margaret Paek directed this all-star collaboration with performers and their progeny for the 2012 Whitney Museum Biennial.
    co/motion performers:
    Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Malcolm and Jonas Moran
    Chisa Hidaka
    Dahlia Nayar and Ruth Susheela
    Emily Moore
    Lanette Costas, Nathaniel Stampley, Ayana and Isaiah Stampley
    Margaret Paek, Loren Dempster and Eleanor Dempster-Paek
    Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, Rio and Matteo Loo
    Rebecca Bryant
    Stacy Spence and Alexis Argilla-Spence
    Tami Stronach and Maya Steinbruner Stronach
    Tracy Nuñez

  • On Vanishing

    Jonah Bokaer, Choreographer
    Loren Dempster Performed John Cage’s cello piece “one eight,” for On Vanishing at the Guggenheim, NY, NY, July 2011, at Maison Jean Vilar, Avignon, FR, Feb 2012, at Asia Society, Houston, TX, May 2012.

  • Pharmacophore

    Concept and Design by Harrison Atelier
    Storefront for Art and Architecture
    New York, NY
    November 25-30 2011
    Choreography by Silas Riener, Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, and Melissa Toogood;
    Sound Design & Composition by Loren Dempster;
    Lighting Design by Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek

  • Resident Artists: Assembled

    concept & direction by Margaret Paek
    Music by Loren Dempster
    performance by Eleanor Dempster-Paek, Margaret Paek, & Loren Dempster;
    Isaiah Stampley, Ayana Stampley, & Lanette Costas;
    Magdalena Wass, Kelly Dalrymple-Wass, & Andrew Wass;
    Maya Steinbrunner Stronach & Tami Stronach;
    Mateo Loo, Rio Loo, & Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo;
    Ruth Susheela & Dahlia Nayar;
    Rebecca Bryant.

    In Movement Research's Fall Festival-December 2011
    Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, NYC.

  • Anchises

    Anchises premiered at the Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth, UK and toured to the Arnolfini Theater, Bristol, UK and to the Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Fall 2010
    Choreography Jonah Bokaer
    Visual Design Ariane Harrison, Seth Harrison
    Performers Jonah Bokaer, Meg Harper, Valda Setterfield, James McGinn, Catherine Miller
    Lighting Aaron Copp
    Music and Sound Design Loren Dempster
    Live Performances in New York City included Stuart Dempster