Dr. Miki Seifert writes: My husband, William Franco, and I are Artistic Directors of With Lime.
With Lime, an international, interdisciplinary arts company based in Wellington creates performances, installations and projections that explore the interface between cultures, and cultures and technology. It is committed to the vision of the arts as positive force for personal and societal transformation.
U.S. artists turned Wellingtonians, William Franco and Miki Seifert are the Artistic Directors of With Lime. Franco and Seifert established With Lime, the only resident Butoh Company in Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2007 to bring this amazing artform to Kiwi audiences and performing arts practitioners, and develop Butoh to reflect the experience, culture and land of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Since coming to Wellington, they have continued to push the boundaries of Butoh and multimedia performance and installation with Nō Naianei/From This Moment, Museum Piece, He rawe tona kakahu/She wore a becoming dress, Public/Private, and 7 Generations.
Seifert, recipient of the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship, completed her PhD in Māori Studies at Victoria University in 2011. For her doctorate, Seifert developed a performative research methodology which included Butoh.
Franco, 2007 Fulbright Fellow, has a Masters from Massey University, and BA, Film & Video, from the California Institute for the Arts. He is doing his PhD in Māori Studies at Victoria University and applying performative research to interactive experiential installations.
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants has reappointed Barbara Borkowski Snyder, CPA of Hartford, to serve as a member of its Advisory Council for the organization’s 2015-2016 activity year, representing the Financial Institutions Committee. Barbara is a partner with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. Hartford.
Karen Gottwald Malcolm was ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in Albany, NY on May 30, 2015.
Ed Stetz has joined Skelly and Ly, Inc. as Director of Marketing. The Harrisburg, PA based firm provides environmental and engineering services to clients east of the Mississippi and abroad from six Mid-Atlantic US offices. Ed, his wife, Mary Ann Nowak, and their son Greg live in Mechanicsburg, PA.
From the Alumni House:
Marie Mihalski passed away on October 30, 2009 at the age of 82, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Marie will be remembered as a generous, loving, positive, and energetic presence. Marie is survived by her two daughters, her son and three granddaughters.Gary M. Krall married Pattie Giordani on January 20, 2009 in Bethlehem.
Mike Castle celebrated his 50th birthday with a surprise party. Joe Kubrak, Walt Wehoff, Chris Smith, Tom Kocis, Stephanie Delana Akers, Lisa Calabrese Dogden, and Margan (“it is now”) Mulvaney attended. Lynne Louderback and Gail Beltram met in Philadelphia for lunch a few months ago.