Angelle Hebert | Phillip Kraft
Choreographer Angelle Hebert and Composer Phillip Kraft began their artistic collaboration in 2000 and co-founded Portland, Oregon-based dance company, 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), St. Ferdinand Church and Sidearm (New Orleans), Rose Wagner Theater (Salt Lake City), and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). Locally, 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, among others. 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 Portland, OR-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. Her studies included Modern and Ballet Technique, Composition, Improvisation, Dance Kinesiology, Costume and Lighting Design, and Dance Education. Upon graduating, she began her collaboration with composer, Phillip Kraft and together they co-founded tEEth in 2006. Angelle Hebert 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.
tEEth is dedicated to sustaining a professional dance company in the Pacific Northwest through the support of artistic virtuosity and unique voice in choreography, performance, music, and education. Based on the vision of its Co-Artistic Directors, Angelle Hebert and Phillip Kraft, tEEth aims to engage and enrich audiences regionally and beyond with an innovative approach to performance through the integration of contemporary dance, new media, and original sound.