Creative Directors Biographies

William Forsythe is considered one of the world's outstanding representatives of contemporary dance. The choreographer's works have redefined classical ballet, transforming it in a dynamic, twenty-first-century form of artistic expression. From performance and visual arts to architecture and multimedia projects, Forsythe's choreographic thinking has both contributed and continuously responded to contemporary innovation on an international scale. read more...

Maria Palazzi is the director of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and associate professor in the Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design at The Ohio State University. As director, Palazzi facilitates multidisciplinary research opportunities and curricular development in the areas of computer animation, the arts, and technology. Her professional work has been nominated for awards from CLIO and screened at ACM SIGGRAPH and international film festivals.

Norah Zuniga Shaw is a choreographer and arts researcher in The Ohio State University Department of Dance where she is an assistant professor and director for dance and technology. Her recent research focuses on interdisciplinary engagements with embodied knowledge. She is a published author on dance and technology topics and her recent artistic commissions include three new dances for television and performances for NANO at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Synchronous Objects Creative Directors (L to R):
Maria Palazzi, William Forsythe, Norah Zuniga Shaw