Courtney Surmanek

              
 

I think a lot about connection, lineage, and roots. This is a small way of acknowledging people and organizations that have influenced my aesthetics, ethics, and values. It is incomplete. I honor:

- Alison Fleminger, Baba Israel and The Performance Project at University Settlement 
Arts for Art and the Vision Festival
Bob Leonard
- The Center for Artistic Activism
Double Edge Theatre
- The Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics and George Emilio Sanchez
InnerCity Projects (Miriam Parker and Jo Wood-Brown)
- The Institute for Community Action at Gibney Dance
Kathy Engel
Mariana Sofía Lima
Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Nancy Agabian who helped birth Streaks of Lavender (al valentín, B Banks, iemi, Jack York, Jarrett Lyons, María José, Rachel Kara Pérez and Ting Li)
Ping Chong + Company and Vaimoana Niumeitolu
Salomé Egas
- Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks