KEONE & MARI
CO-CREATOR, DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Keone and Mari Madrid are the co-creators and stars of BEYOND BABEL. They are dancers and choreographers, teachers and creatives, and husband and wife, individually starting out on their own paths and eventually finding each other through dance. Notable work includes: starring in and choreographing for Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” music video, a New York Times Square Billboard, “The Ellen Show,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar, SKY: A 3D Musical, “Dancing With the Stars,” nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards and the UK Video Music Awards, Kpop artists, viral videos, multiple champions at major dance competitions, global dance instructors and more. Their Youtube videos have been viewed over 1.5 billion times. Last summer they starred on the hit NBC show “World of Dance.” Most recently, Keone and Mari have published "Ruth" the first ever dance book, a multi-media experience combining dance, writing, illustration, music and film.
CO-CREATOR, PRODUCING & DrAMATURGY
Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner co-created BEYOND BABEL, and are the Brooklyn based team behind the production-company Hideaway Circus. BEYOND BABEL is their second full-length live production with Keone and Mari Madrid. Their previous show together was a genre-defying slasher circus show, titled SLUMBER, and described by Time Out New York as "contemporary, sexy and a little bit dangerous." The production played for multiple seasons in New York and Australia. Their other live productions include The Miss Behave Gameshow now playing at Bally's Casino in Las Vegas and voted “Best Strip Secret 2018” by Vegas Magazine. Josh and Lyndsay host award-nominated Hideaway Podcast, where they and guests discuss current circus, dance. In February of 2018, Hideaway Circus released the first ever circus and dance show designed specifically to be watched in virtual reality.
London Kaye is a street artist based in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, CA. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has attracted the attention of major media outlets, globally recognized brands, and an engaged following on social media. Stories on Kaye and her work have been featured in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Elle. She has adorned the windows of ABC Carpet and Home and has recently crocheted pieces for major brands including Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, The Gap, and the TBS Network. According to Condé Nast Traveller, “London Kaye is the one to watch.” Still to this day, and true to her street art roots, most of her pieces are hung on fences in public places. Her work have been spotted on city streets ranging from New York to Venice Beach and Rome to Mexico City.
THE CAST (PAST & PRESENT)
MElissa De JESUS