Jan 14-17, 2016: VisionIntoArt is thrilled to present the 3rd annual FERUS Festival, designed to showcase and incubate new projects, in our new home as the development branch of National Sawdust. A four-day extravaganza of new music, theater, and visuals, FERUS features discoveries from innovative international and local artists.


Thursday, January 14 (Show 1)


Ashley “Robi” Robicheaux, Multimedia

Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello

Agata Zubel, Composer and Vocalist


Thursday, January 14 (Show 2)

Pulsivity Works 2, excerpts from Resonance IVI, Two Friends in Ankara

Hafez Modirzadeh, Composer and Saxophone

Cornelius Dufallo, Violin

Leo Genovese, Piano

Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello


Friday, January 15

VisionIntoArt Showcase Concert
Epiphany: The Cycle of Life, Lullaby Movement

Paola Prestini, composer

Niloufar Talebi, librettist

Netsayi, composer and librettist

Sarah Kirkland Snider, composer

Nathaniel Bellows, librettist

Francisco J. Núñez, YPC Founder and Artistic Director,

Ian Rosenbaum, Percussion

Young People’s Chorus of New York City


Saturday, January 16

New works by Shamar Watt and Kelsey Lu, curated by Nora Chipaumiré 

Kelsey Lu, cellist, vocalist, and composer

Shamar Watt, choreographer and dancer


Sunday, January 17 (Show 1)

Home Within

Kinan Azmeh, Composer, Clarinet

Kevork Mourad, Visuals


Sunday, January 17 (Show 2)

Breath and Hammer

David Krakauer, Clarinet

Kathleen Tagg, Composer, Pianist


More information: nationalsawdust.org/ferus  


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VIA’s 2016 Ferus Festival at National Sawdust is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. Agata Zubel is presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Q2 is the official Ferus Festival Digital Partner.




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