KEONE & MARI
CO-CREATOR, DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Keone and Mari Madrid are the co-creators, choreographers, directors and stars of Beyond Babel. They are world-renowned dancers and award-winning choreographers, storytellers, global instructors and, most importantly, husband and wife. Notably, they’ve worked with BTS, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, “The Ellen Show,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “World of Dance,” Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar, Nike, Timbaland, Beats By Dre, Nordstrom, Hyundai, Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, SKY: A 3D Musical, several K-Pop artists, multiple champions at major dance competitions, and more. They choreographed and starred in Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” music video, received nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards and the UK Video Music Awards, and created multiple viral sensations. Their YouTube videos have amassed over 2 billion views. Most recently, Keone and Mari published Ruth, the first-ever book/multi-media experience combining dance, writing, illustration, music and video, which debuted at #8 on iBooks and Google Play.
CO-CREATOR, PRODUCING & DrAMATURGY
Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner are the co-creators, lead producers, and dramaturgs behind Beyond Babel. In 2015 they founded the Brooklyn-based production company Hideaway Circus. Beyond Babel is their second collaboration with Keone and Mari Madrid, they previously partnered on the genre-defying slasher circus show SLUMBER, which played for multiple seasons in New York and Australia and was described by Time Out NY as “contemporary, sexy and a little bit dangerous.” Their other live production The Miss Behave Gameshow has been running at Bally's Casino in Las Vegas for over two years, and was awarded "Best Strip Secret 2018" by Las Vegas Magazine. The company's work spans various mediums including the award-nominated show the Hideaway Podcast, focused on circus and theatre analysis and artist interviews. Josh and Lyndsay have also created numerous 360 virtual reality experiences, including the the the first-ever circus and dance show designed specifically for viewing on a mobile headset.
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