Current Trinity Workshops

Common Hour Workshops, Spring 2019

"Creativity and the Brain"

Thursday, April 4th, Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall North

Dr. Duarte Machado is board certified in Neurology with subspecialty training in Movement Disorders. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the International Essential Tremor Foundation. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Trinity, Dr. Machado continued his education, earning an MD at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine followed by residency training at the Yale School of Medicine. He was subsequently recruited to join the faculty at Yale, caring for patients with involuntary movements in the Neurology Outpatient Clinic in the Division of Movement Disorders. Contributing substantially to the clinical growth of the Division, he now follows one of the largest cohorts of patients with Parkinson’s disease in the state. Dr.Machado is interested in clinical research using a multidisciplinary research team approach and continues to develop a research program in Parkinson’s disease and to advance a record of publication in scholarly journals. His passion also lies in the education of aspiring medical professionals and society at large regarding movement disorders and has been repeatedly chosen as a Vitals Top 10 Doctors.

Christina Soriano is an Associate Professor of dance and the Director of the Dance Program at Wake Forest University. She regularly teaches Improvisation, Dance Composition, Modern Dance, and a co-taught course entitled Movement and the Molecular. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Theater and Dance from Trinity, Christina continued her education, earning an MFA from Smith College. In 2017, Christina was appointed to a new administrative role in the Office of the Provost working to forge interdisciplinary connections across the arts and other Wake Forest schools and departments. Christina’s choreography has been presented regionally and internationally. In addition, she regularly teaches a community dance class to people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Christina is influential in Wake Forest’s Aging Re-Imagined, an annual interdisciplinary symposium that brings together the work of artists and scientists around the topic of Healthy Aging. Christina is interested in the way improvisational dance can help the mobility and balance of people living with neurodegenerative disease. Her work has been published in top journals from the Journal of Dance Education to Frontiers in Neurology. More information about Christina’s work can be found at <>.​

"Interaction & Improvisation, Drumming into Dance"


Lunch: 12–12:25 @ Austin Arts Center, Lobby
Performance & Discussion: 12:30–1:15 @ Austin Arts Center, Music Recital Hall

William Hooker (Drummer, Composer, Poet) and Peter Kyle (Asst. Professor
of Theater and Dance) will collaborate on an improvisational performance
involving drumming and dance. Following the performance there will be a
discussion with the audience. The fantastic possibilities and combinations can
barely be imagined!

William Hooker has created works that range from jazz and “new” music to experimental genres. He has
released over 70 CDs as a leader. Mr. Hooker has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Edgefest
Jazz Festival, The Vision Festival, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, The Wadsworth Atheneum,
Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Walker Art Center, the first on MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette, Real Art Ways. He has
also presented his work at the JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, CMJ Music
Festival, Vilnius Jazz Festival, Experimenta Argentina, The Knitting Factory and the Victoriaville Music Festival.
William has received commissions and support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer,
Tokio Marine Insurance Company, Colleges and Universities such as Oberlin, Fordham, Columbia, New York
University, Boston University, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and many more. Accompanying musicians have
included Billy Bang, David Ware, William Parker, Thurston Moore, David Soldier, Roy Campbell, DJ Spooky,
Steven Bernstein, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, Jason Hwang, Sabir Mateen, Elliot Sharpe, David Murray, Ted
Daniel, JD Parren and many more.

Peter Kyle is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker, Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance, based in
New York City, and newly appointed Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance at Trinity College. He toured
internationally as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance, and is an active proponent of that legacy. He
also performed in the companies of Mark Morris, Erick Hawkins, Gina Gibney, Laura Glenn and the theater
company P3/east, among others. In addition to conducting teaching and creative residencies around the
world, he has served on the faculties of Bard College, Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College,
University of Washington, and Cornish College of the Arts, among others. In 2017 he became Associate Director
at Bearnstow, a historic summer retreat for the arts and natural sciences in rural Maine, where he overseas
programming, and teaches annual workshops in Slow Tempo ( Kyle has received choreographic
commissions and residencies across theUnited States, in Scotland, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, Mexico,
and China.

" The Politics of Creativity"

Thursday, March 14, 2019, Common Hour, Dangremond Family Commons


Carlos Uriona is an actor, creator and puppeteer originally from Argentina. Since 1996,
he has worked with Double Edge Theatre, co-creating Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro,
which premiered in March 2018 at Peak Performances at Montclair State University, and Once A
Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, which wove together Latin American story, music and dance with Uriona’s history of resistance during the Argentine military dictatorship. His previous award-winning
puppet theatre Diablomundo was named one of the “Top Ten Most Important Argentine Theatres
of the 20th Century” by the Association of Argentinean Critics. Uriona has received an Arts International Inroads Grant, a Lila Wallace APAP award, and the Doris Duke/Andrew Mellon/TCG New
Generations Mentorship Award.

In leading Double Edge’s grassroots campaigns and audience development initiatives, Uriona
has drawn on work including the PLAZA performance project, which brought together thousands
of young participants and spectators in squares throughout Buenos Aires. He organized groups of
self-managed actors and artist cooperatives as part of the national cultural resistance during the Argentine fight for freedom against the military dictatorship that lasted from 1976 to 1982 and beyond.

Yael Rasooly trained primarily as a classical singer, then studied theatre design in London
and at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, where she specialized in directing, puppetry and
design, and graduated with excellence. Her unique theatrical language is based on a multidisciplinary approach, combining different forms of theatre, puppetry, visual art, and music. Since 2006,
Rasooly has been creating independent theatre works and performs at leading international festivals
throughout Europe, the United States, South America and the Far East. Her award-winning solo
performance “Paper Cut” is currently touring around the globe, including at the International Festival for Puppets in Charleville-Mézières, Schaubude, Berlin and Festival of Wonder, Silkeborg, the
theater boat of the Forman Brothers in Prague, and many others.

Rasooly’s awards and prizes include Best Artistic Conception and Realization at the International
Adult Puppet Festival of Pecs, Hungary (2010); a diploma of distinction from UNIMA, the World
Puppetry Organization (2010); the Grand Prix at the International Festival for Solo Puppeteers in
Lodz, Poland (2011); and Excellence for a Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival
(2011). She has been nominated for the Institut International de la Marionnette Award for Creation/
Experimentation, along with four other leading young companies from Germany and France​.