Artist Bios: Nuptials for the Dead
Liz Baumann is illuminating costumes and props with LEDs and other technology. Liz’s life’s work might best be described as a mix of creative, analytical and technical endeavors. She was drawn to fashion design and art in high school, studied math and physics in college, and worked as an actuary and data analyst for 14 years before deciding to take some time off to explore other creative endeavors in 2008. In 2010 she began working with eTextiles, intersecting the creative nature of fashion with the technical structure of electrical circuitry and programming.
Jacinda EspinosaJacinda Espinosa is a dynamic emerging musician, actress, and physical comedienne. She has performed nationwide in settings both classical and experimental or, as in the case of performing in Emilie Autumn’s backup troupe the Bloody Crumpets, both simultaneously. Praised for her versatility and magnetic stage presence, Jacinda brings her unique sense of humor and keen performance instincts to whatever task she approaches. She is in the second year of her degree in vocal performance, and is only beginning to get her feet wet in the weird, wonderful world of bouffon and clowning.
Liam LeFey is a movement artist who started as a dancer from Minnesota. He wasn’t satisfied dancing on the floor and now does everything from aerial to dancing on the side of buildings. He still occasionally dances on the floor.
Ryan Madson is a Colorado native with over 13 years of gymnastics training and ten years of performance experience as both an acrobat and musician. He approaches the art of clowning as a deep pursuit of personal exploration. “Clowing is different,” he says, “more than anything it’s the study of vulnerability and presence, and it’s as important in everyday life as it is on the stage.”