Choreographer Angelle Hebert and Composer Phillip Kraft began their artistic collaboration in 2000 and co-founded tEEth in 2006. Their work is generated through deeply collaborative processes, interweaving original music and movement through melodic and conceptual mirroring. Approaching the body with an eye for life's beauty and dark absurdity, tEEth offers a poignant and uncompromising glimpse of humanity, combining technical virtuosity with raw visceral impact. Hebert's precise, distinctive phrases push gestural dance to its limits, while Kraft's music merges gritty sound with hypnotic melody.
tEEth has toured to On the Boards (Seattle), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Fuse Box Festival (Austin), Living Arts (Tulsa), St. Ferdinand Church and Sidearm (New Orleans), Rose Wagner Theater (Salt Lake City), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Dance Truck (Atlanta), and Tumakat (Merida, Mexico). They have been commissioned by White Bird Dance, On the Boards, Fusebox, Living Arts, Dance Truck, among others. In Portland, tEEth has created and presented works for Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's TBA Festival, Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival, Ten Tiny Dances, Reed Arts Week, Performance Works Northwest, Conduit, and Water in the Desert Festival. In addition to private and corporate sponsorship and support, tEEth has received grants from the National Performance Network, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Westaf. In 2011, tEEth won the Joyce Theater Foundation's prestigious A.W.A.R.D. Show! at On the Boards and was voted Best Choreographer by the Willamette Week.
Angelle Hebert is a New Orleans-based Choreographer, Movement Artist, and Co-Artistic Director of Contemporary Dance/Performance Art Company tEEth. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, she headed west to Salt Lake City, UT where she received her B.F.A. in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2000. Upon graduating, she began her collaboration with composer, Phillip Kraft. Together they co-founded tEEth in 2006 in Portland, OR. Throughout her 14-year career as a choreographer, she has created and produced over 25 original performance works. Now living in New Orleans, Angelle continues to work as a choreographer, creating solo/ensemble work, collaborating with local theater companies, movers and shakers, teaching workshops in the community, and serving as a movement consultant for various projects. Described as a "fearless explorer", Angelle was voted Best Choreographer by the Willamette Week and is a recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission.
Phillip Kraft is a composer, musician, technician, sound designer, and digital audio/video specialist. Originally from Salt Lake City, UT, his studies include music theory, MIDI sequencing and notation, digital music production, composition, and piano. Upon relocating to Portland in 2002, he began creating and presenting work with choreographer, Angelle Hebert. In 2006 he co-founded Contemporary Dance/Performance Art Company, tEEth. For his collaborations with Hebert, he has composed, mixed, mastered, and performed over twenty original compositions for live performance. In addition to creating compositions for tEEth, he has created and mastered three full length CDs and composes soundtracks for independent films (2001-present). He mixes, masters, and compiles sound and serves as an audio/visual technical and design consultant for live tEEth and local performances.