Stacy Wolfson is a dancer, choreographer, Pilates teacher, and mother of two little girls. Originally from Virginia, she spent a decade in Chicago working collaboratively with The Space Movement Project, a company she co-founded in 2005. After deciding that the Chicago winters were no longer acceptable, Wolfson and her family relocated to Durham, NC where she began working as an independent choreographer.
Wolfson seeks out like-minded collaborative performers and creators, and began working closely with banjo-player Curtis Eller and subsequently formed The Bipeds in late 2015 . "Hypnagogiacs," Wolfson and Eller's latest duet, premiered in Tobacco Road Dance Productions' annual concert, and has since been performed in a variety of venues in NC and most recently Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY. Other performance and choreography credits include RAD|Renay Aumiller Dances, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, David Dorfman Dance, Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Lucy Vurusic Riner of RE/Dance, Chicago Cultural Center, Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects, and Ayako Kato.
Wolfson also sings harmony with Eller's rock & roll band, The American Circus. Aside from creating and performing, you can find her at Bull City Pilates and Massage, a studio she co-owns with her husband.
Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of a dozen countries in North America and Europe.
Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who's banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The American Circus is preparing to release their latest and most ambitious album, A Poison Melody, on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.
Eller's collaboration with Wolfson and The Bipeds marks an exciting new direction for a performer who has long embraced movement as a vital expressive tool. The unique musical and choreographic requirements of the project have sparked a renewed focus for the seasoned composer and lyricist.