BEAT 2016 Curator & Artist Line-Up

In 2016, BEAT will present over a dozen cutting-edge Brooklyn artists encompassing theater, dance and voice. Read more about them:



Keisha-Gaye Anderson (Voice)

Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet and creative writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing, December 2014) and the forthcoming poetry collection Music of the Spheres (The Operating System).

LEIMAY (Dance)

Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica of LEIMAY: Under the name of LEIMAY, Colombian and Japanese born artists Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya develop, and create collaborative works ranging from sculptural, video, mixed media and light installation art, to interdisciplinary movement-based performances, publications, and training projects.

Terry Greiss (Theatre)

Terry Greiss has been working in the theatre for 45 years. He is an actor, director, producer and co-founder, of NYC’s Irondale Ensemble Project.



David Langlois

The world renowned percussionist has studied around the globe and played with the likes of Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, & Les Paul.

Derick Cross

Spoken Word Grand Champion and vocal artist D. Cross does not hold anything back as he creates imagery and sound that transcend the boundaries of genres.

Elyzabeth Gorman

The award winning director explores the role of women in politics, war and sex through Margaret I, a new play about the women of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses – and today’s America.

The FLEX Program

Using skilled dancers from the local community to communicate life lessons and emotional equanimity. nourishing positive and progressive growth within young individuals through artistic expression.

Gabriel Ramirez

NYC Slam Poetry team member and Knicks Poetry Slam Champion joins forces with other champions for an unforgettable performance.

Hanne Tierney

Visual artist, performance artist, and FiveMyles founder, Hanne brings you theatre like you have never seen it before… with no actors.

Jamila Youngstedt

This talented Cyr Wheel artists takes motion and dance to dizzying levels, drawing on her years of classical dance training.

Lucy Kerr

Merging film and performance Lucy explores the relationship of movement and installation art in her one of a kind pieces that have been featured around the country.

Ras Osagyefo

Osagyefo: a title given to the highest Army General of the Ashanti people of Ghana West Africa, meaning God sends the liberator.

t’ai freedom ford

Writer, poet, and teacher are a just a few of the words to describe this talented wordsmith that has been featured in many publications and has toured the country.

Thea Little & Niki Singleton

When a performer and choreographer collaborates with a sculptor and installation artist, amazing works of art are formed to debut at the BEAT Festival.

Vickie Tanner

Bringing her unpredictable one woman show to Park Slope that takes the audience on a ride from her misguided upbringing in Compton to her pursuit as an actor.