Conjure Collective Presents: Wildflower

An evening of transformative multidisciplinary performance art.
HostConjure Collective
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Saturday, Jun 1, 2024

10:30 pm2:30 am UTC

IRL at Index NYC
Sliding scale $10 – $30, revenue will be shared between artists and producers
Artwork by Rainey Scarborough
HostConjure Collective
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Saturday, Jun 1, 2024

10:30 pm2:30 am UTC

IRL at Index NYC
Sliding scale $10 – $30, revenue will be shared between artists and producers
Artwork by Rainey Scarborough

Finding joy / Blooming freely / Flourishing in unexpected places

Conjure Collective presents Wildflower: Featuring collaborations and works by: Alan Shorey, KJ Quick, Nia Sadler, Katherine Paola De La Cruz, Joanna Lee, Olivia Faulkner, Anabelle Scarborough, Alina Grubnyak, Rainey Scarborough, Akul Kaul Narang, Angel Glasby, Sasha Marlan-Librett, Veronica Allen, Alec Val Domingo Santamaria, Jacqueline Calle, Meredith Katibah and Elizabeth Buchheister.

Join us for an evening of performances spanning movement, sound, voice, and live painting, followed by a shared community food spread by Ali Domrongchai and a DJ set / cash bar!

Conjure Collective

Conjure Collective aims to present seasonal, collaborative and multi-disciplinary live performances that give a platform to up-and-coming dancers, artists, musicians and creatives alike. The collective was first established in January of 2024 with their self-titled debut, Conjure, hosted in the living room of a SoHo artist. They enjoy creating performances in unique, intimate and collaborative environments and are elated to host their second show, Wildflower, at Index Space. Come and join us and watch the blossoming themes of spring, renewal, and joy.


Rainey Scarborough is a NYC-based dancer, choreographer, producer, movement director, photographer, and video artist working nationally and based in NYC. Originally from North Carolina, she began studying various art forms at a very young age and went on to graduate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rainey enjoys creating work for film, fashion, and stage performances, as well as producing and curating her own multi-disciplinary performance art shows and events. She established Conjure Collective in 2024 as a way to meet other artists, bring friends and collaborators together, and create accessible and meaningful live performances in a cross-disciplinary and transformative way.

Anabelle Scarborough is a movement artist, choreographer, producer and visual artist with a specialization in photography and film based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from North Carolina, she is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and holds a B.A in Media and Journalism in addition to the Martha Graham School’s Independent Program. She works within the fashion, music, and performing arts industries. Anabelle is interested in the intersection of movement, the body, clothing and sound with an emphasis on human emotion and experiences. She directs, produces, and choreographs her work as well as curates the visual and sound elements. She enjoys merging genres, pushing boundaries and exploring mediums. Anabelle established Conjure Collective alongside her twin sister Rainey in January of 2024, and aims to continue to create magical collaborations alongside friends and peers within the vibrant nyc arts community.

Collaborators + Artists

Nia Sadler (they/them) is a dancer and choreographer based in unceded Munsee/Lenape/Lekawe land (Queens, NY), originally from unceded Cheraw land (Winston Salem, NC). They trained at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where they completed a BFA in choreography and performance with disciplinary honors. Nia danced with Urbanity Dance Company in Boston, Mass. for one season (21-22). After that, they completed a dance programming apprenticeship at New York City Center in May 2023 and made their Met debut in May 2024 in the new production of El Niño. Nia is a grassroots organizer with Triad Abolition Project based in Winston-Salem, NC. Much of their work is based on abolitionist and transformative justice theory and practices.

Alina Grubnyak, M.A. is a holistic health care worker and multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Formally educated in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill and Columbia University, Alina’s work both in her professional and personal life exists at the intersection of science and spirituality. She is dedicated to integrating the theme of unconditional love that she has found along her own spiritual path into her practices. Spanning the likes of visual arts, poetry, and contemporary dance, her work is a testament to the piece of divinity within us all.

KJ Quick is a 25 year old trans and non-binary person based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a graduate student at Smith College studying to be a therapist and is grateful to love what he is learning and the work he’s doing.

KJ loves to explore the concepts of grief, loss, and transformation in the poetry they write and the art they make. They have made two multimedia poetry zines over the last few years with writing, photos, poems, and collages inside – a start to their dream of publishing a poetry book one day. KJ is grateful to be a part of this show and more than anything — grateful to be here on this earth and get to exist alongside so many beautiful living things.

Katherine Paola De La Cruz is an Afro-Dominican dancer and choreographer based in Queens, NY. She earned a BA in Anthropology and Dance from Hunter College. Katherine has used dance to support climate justice and immigrants’ rights causes in New York City. She is a passionate choreographer whose work centers around themes of social inequality, LGBTQ+ stories, familial ties, immigration and mental health. Katherine has performed in works by Monica Bill Barnes & Co, The Soul Dance Company, Maura Donohue Nguyen and Catherine Galasso. Her work has been shown at the Estrogenius Festival and most recently for the Little x Little Artist in Residence Program.

Alec Val Domingo Santamaria is a violist, composer, chamber musician and educator based in Brooklyn. Val plays with The Chelsea Symphony, Protestra, and Kaon Quartet, and is a founding member and conductor of the Brooklyn Chamber Players, which presents salon-style concerts of classical and contemporary works for strings.

A Los Angeles-born graduate of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Val made their international debut at the Zodiac Chamber Music Academy and Festival (France) and Incontri in Terra di Siena (Italy). They have also appeared at Music@Menlo, the Montecito International Music Festival, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. As a protégé of soloist Richard Yongjae O’Neill, Val played nine consecutive seasons with the American Youth Symphony, serving as artist-lecturer in the orchestra’s educational outreach programs.

Outside the classical sphere, Val has performed and recorded with such multimedia collaborators as Sloppy Jane, Ember Knight, The Breathing Effect, Tuvia Nicolas, and Natasha Agrama.

Val’s solo output spans an eclectic range from spoken word/free improv to jazz, rock, and popular favorites, as represented in their live curations and EP If/Then streaming on Bandcamp.

Sasha Marlan-Librett (she/her) is a NYC-based contemporary dance artist and emerging choreographer. Sasha received her BA in Dance and Philosophy from Scripps College (‘22). In Los Angeles, she collaborated in processes with Rosanna Tavarez, Kevin Williamson, and Rebecca Lemme. Since graduating, Sasha was selected to perform with Monica Bill Barnes + Co in “The Running Show,” at the American Dance Festival and has performed new works-in-process by Peter Chu, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Laja Field as part of GibneyPRO. Sasha has created and performed in live choreographic works and film collaborations with Soap Impressions at venues such as Gibney, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, One-Day-Dance Fest, Estia Day Fest, and Spring-for-Spring Dance. Her work currently explores existential questions through dance-theater aesthetics.

Jacqueline Calle was born in Queens, New York (USA). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from from The Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase and joined the The Metropolitan Opera in 2017. In the US, Jacqueline has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Kim Brandstrup, Vladimir Varnava, Arthur Pita, Alexandra Beller, Guanglei Hui, Helen Simonaeu, Paul Gordon Emerson and Belinda McGuire among others. Her credits include (PBS) ISADORA, (Kovgan A.) Cunningham Film, and (Madoff D.) August Pace. In the Fall of 2022, Jacqueline joined Washington DC based Company E, and has since performed internationally with their wide roster of collaborators including choreographer Vladyslav Detiuchenko (Ukraine), author Maitha Al Khayat (United Emirates), composer Eman Al Hashimi (United Emirates), Grammy-nominated singer Mayssa Karaa (Lebanon), director Lidia Wos (Sweden), and House of Xtravangaza actor/choreographer Fredrik Quiñones (Chile/Sweden). As an educator, Jacqueline has worked as the Dean of Day Students with The School of The New York Times, become a Teaching Artist with The MindLeaps Program in Kigali, Rawanda, and currently serves on faculty at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Upcoming you can find her in two world premieres: DOPPELGÄNGER at The Park Avenue Armory and Florencia En El Amazonas at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Alan Shorey is a multidisciplinary artist whose work weaves together narratives of the queer experience in the south with religion and nature. Primarily a painter, Alan expresses himself figuratively through work that encapsulates love, fear, and queer narratives. Influenced by music and social experiences, Alan seeks to reconcile the relationship between the digital and physical landscapes.

Ali Domrongchai is a Brooklyn-based food writer, recipe developer, and editor. She currently works at Allrecipes, but her words and recipes can be found in Food & Wine, Simply Recipes, EatingWell, Travel + Leisure, and Cake Zine. Growing up around her family’s Thai restaurant, Ali has always had a deep curiosity on the role food plays in building community, which led her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Arts in American Studies with a focus on the Thai American experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Oh, and she also can’t go more than a few hours without a sweet treat.

Akul Kaul Narang is a NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and composer, blending sounds from the musical communities he has encountered: classical, psychedelia, dance, and experimental electronic. He is currently most fascinated by auditory-tactile synesthesia, particularly how sound can create physical comfort in a space. Akul has been making sound for a variety of interdisciplinary projects since moving to NYC in 2022. His most recent collaborations include Berlindia at The Workshop Theater, Treasure Island at The Center at West Park, Laure at The Tank, King in Yellow at The Center at West Park, and Ordo Virtutum at CAM Raleigh.

Elizabeth Buchheister is currently a choreographer, teacher, and freelance performer based in New York City. Elizabeth is from Emmitsburg, Maryland and began performing in community musical theater at a young age. She later studied dance at various schools including The City Ballet School. Elizabeth graduated from The Ailey School’s three year certificate program in 2023 as well as completing the Horton pedagogy certification. She has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Amy Hall Garner, Ronald K Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, JA Collective, and Kevin Jenkins. Elizabeth currently teaches at 92NY Harkness School of Dance and works as an event coordinator for Ailey Extension and Arts on Site. Her choreography has been seen at Bridge for Dance’s Uptown Rising, Peabody Dance Festival, with Ballet Hartford, and the new opera Gracchus.

Angel Glasby is a non-binary, performing artist from the US Virgin Islands who is currently based in Brooklyn,NY. Their work exists at the intersection of the Queer and BIPOC experience. You can find them searching for the humanity in each of us.

Veronica Allen is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Veronica Allen (she/her) is a movement artist motivated by collaboration and authenticity. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from UC Irvine in 2023, where she was recognized for her excellence in dance and was a Donald McKayle scholar. Allen is currently enrolled in the GibneyPRO training program where she has worked in process with distinguished artists such as Sidra Bell, Peter Chu, Laja Field, and Lea Ved. In artistic processes, she strives to remain curious and playful. This has sparked her exploration in her own choreographic methods, where she hopes to highlight honesty and intuition in movement.

Joanna Lee is a multidisciplinary artist and emotional storyteller who expresses herself through music, painting, illustration, photography, and filmmaking. Formerly a worship leader, Joanna is now passionate about cultivating communal and interactive music making experiences in non-religious spaces. As she pulls inspiration from her personal struggles with chronic illness, Joanna’s often bittersweet work explores themes of mental illness and nurturing beauty amidst deep pain.

Olivia Faulkner is a multi-disciplinary artist and stylist based in Brooklyn. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Faulkner developed an affinity for fabric and fiber as part of her familial lineage, learning to sew, knit, crochet and pattern-build from her mother, father, aunts and sisters. Naturally, these passions translated to a love for dressing and styling. At its core, Faulkner’s work reaches both backward and forward, celebrating the generational, historical, feminine and personal. Deeply rooted in vintage designs, Faulkner’s work celebrates research, sustainability, personalization and natural fibers. Faulkner’s is committed to repurposing clothing and hosts community clothing exchanges out of her studio in Brooklyn.

Meredith Katibah is a storyteller and dancer from North Carolina who recently landed in NYC following a vagabond adventure throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and Mexico. She is passionate about food justice, collective flourishing, and healing movement. Her exploratory musings can be found on her Substack, Sips from the Fountain, and on her Instagram.

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