Brian Gonzalez is a queer LatinX filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist, and educator working in a variety of mediums including video art, immersive installation, virtual reality, and performance, all under the artistic pseudonym TAXIPLASM. He has shown video work in Times Square (Midnight Moment), Art Basel Miami Beach, NADA Art Fair, Lincoln Center’s Dance On Camera, and many more, along with residencies for multi-media performance at The Robert Wilson Watermill Center, The Standard, and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He is currently a 2020 Returning Fellow at Town Stages for Immersive Performance and the 2020/21 Queer|Art Mentorship Fellow for narrative feature filmmaking. Venmo@Brian-Gonzalez-2
Akil Apollo Davis (performer)
is a full time Performing Artist and Theatre Professor.
He is the Co-Host, Mask Dancer, and MC of The Get Down.
Growing up with Hip-Hop dance in the everyday culture of Memphis TN (there were no “hip-hop dance classes”) and beginning theatre very early on (12 years old), He soon moved to New York City to study and earn his Bachelors in Theatre from the prestigious NYU TISCH School of the Arts.He is the teacher of an extremely rare form of Mask work (only 4 human beings teach it) which has many references to Michael Chekhov acting technique. An avid and professional dancer, He has received extensive training in 4 different forms of Balinese dance, 3 forms of Thai Classical dance, Modern dance, Butoh, African, Ballet, Jazz, Kabuki, and Noh. Akil subsequently combined Balinese Thai Classical and Hip-hop to create a new dance form; which he has taught at Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand.He is a playwright, a rapper, novelist, a poet, a healer, director, artist, and choreographer.