A true native New Yorker, Ben was born and raised in Brooklyn. He was a founding member of Doug Elkins Dance Company, and has been producing his own work since 1992 within the NYC dance landscape. Ben is active in utilising technology in conjunction with his choreography, performing in 2005 a telemic dance event using Internet 2 video and audio streaming for two simultanieous performances at New York University and the University of California Santa Cruz. Recently he has begun working with Motion Capture technology on animated movement sequences in collaboration with his creative partner Lisa Wheeler. After this shoot, I insisted on keeping these toilet paper writings for the festival's archives.