Dina Elkan

Dina Elkan, Director, Arts & Events

Dina Elkan joined the Solar One staff in 2007 after an eclectic career in arts administration, music and theater performance, web and graphic design, and event and arts production. Born and raised in downtown Manhattan, she graduated from the High School of Performing Arts with a degree in music performance and attended Barnard College. After leaving the hallowed halls of higher education, she re-immersed herself in the downtown art scene, working with groups such as Bad Neighbors, Protean Forms Collective, ABC No Rio, Gargoyle Mechanique Lab, the Bowery Poetry Club and Magbana Drum & Dance. As a member of King Missile III, she performed in venues throughout NYC, the US and Europe, releasing six albums over a period of ten years. She is also an avid crafter, crocheter, sewer and maker, often using recycled or organic materials.

Tamar Rogoff, Founding Artistic Director

Tamar has curated hundreds of arts events throughout Stuyvesant Cove Park for Solar One, including helping to launch the inaugural season of the Solar-Powered Dance Festival in Summer 2005. As an artist, Tamar’s approach to performance ranges in style from site-specific, community- based work to film and more traditional dance theater. She is a four-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been generously funded and commissioned by Dancing in the Streets, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Rockefeller MAP Grant, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Harkness Foundation, and New York Theater Workshop’s Suitcase Fund. Tamar also teaches at P.S. 122 and NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, and has worked twenty years teaching arts workshops for Hospital Audiences Inc.

Past Performers

Solar-Powered Dance Series
alexanDance • Hettie Barnhill • Theodora Boguszewski • Tanya Calamoneri • Catch Me Bird • Joseph Celej • Jamie Chandler  • Jessica Chen • Clairaudient  • Christine Coleman  • Keila Cordova • Emma Cotter • Sarah Council • Austin Dixon • Erica Essner • Everything Smaller • Chris Ferris • Gabriel Forestieri • Andrea Gise • Meryl Green & Dimitra Reber • Lauren Hale • Emily Harper • Kelly Hayes • Mare Hieronimus • Daniela Hoff • Alexandra Joye Houston  • INSPIRIT • Jamal Jackson • Sahar Javedani • Sara Joel • Kirstin Kapustik  • Mana Kawamura • Shinichi Koga • Tzu-Ying Lee • Kristy Lewis • Faye Lim • Yesid Lopez • Tara Madsen • Sharon Mansur • Bret Mantyk • Masque Theatre • MayDance • Meghan McCoy • Paloma McGregor • MidGetDance • Stefanie Nelson • Catey Ott • Paradizo Dance • Saba Dance Theater • Kayoko Sakoh • Adam Scher • Mercedes Searer • Parul Shah • Tracie Stanfield • Maxine Steinman • Makiko Tamura • Tattooed Ballerinas • Julie Troost • Mariana Valencia • Mary Ann Wall • Debra Wanner • Christopher Williams

Sun To Stars South Asian Festival
Fawzia Afzal-Khan • Marcelo Añez • G. Balaganesh • A.R. Balaskandan • Peter Basil • Trina Basu • Bill Buchen • Naren Budhakar • David Castellano • Camila Celin • Sumona Chanda • Soumya Chatterjee • Nandini Chirimar • Prachi Dalal • Ed Feldman • Glen Fittin • Eric Fraser • Jay Gandhi • Rachel Golub • Steve Gorn • Richa Gulati • Sameer Gupta • Ehren Hanson • Greg Heffernan • Marika Hughes • Ikhlaq Hussain • Mohip Joarder • Achyut Joshi • Mat Maneri • Vandini Mehta • Sonali Mishra • Rohan Misra • Nitin Mitta • Neel Murgai • Catherine Philip • Rajika Puri • Shobana Raghavan • Krithika Rajagopalan • Sumika Rajguru • Shobana Ram • Arun Ramamurthy • Sriram Ramesh • Ravi Rao • Nemanja Rebic • K. S. Resmi • Greg Richardson • N. Scott Robinson • Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury • Vivek Rudrapatna • Gaurav Shah • Parul Shah • Prashant Shah • Reena Shah • Garima Shitoot • Nivedita Shivraj • Tanaya Shree • Sonali Skandan • Kadhambari Sridhar • Malini Shrinivasan • Muhamadou Salieu Suso • Sandeep Swadia • Mark Tewarson • The Tollywood Allstars • Rujuta Vaidya • Ammr Vandal • Preeti Vasudevan

Solar-Powered Film Series
Franny Armstrong • Yann Arthus-Bertrand • Bill Benenson • Mel Brooks • Isaac Brown • Peter Bull • Ian Cheney • Lori Cheatle • Ian Connacher • Kirk Davis • Barbara Ettinger • Eric Flagg • David Fleischer • Josh Fox • Peter Friedman • Deborah Koons Garcia • Daniel B. Gold • Jasper Goldman • Catherine Gund • Judith Helfand • Maryam Henein • Oliver Hodge • Ana Sophia Joanes • Scott Hamilton Kennedy • Stanley Kubrick • George Langworthy • Robert Maass • Cambria Matlow • Albert Maysles • David Maysles • Leslie McCleave • Hayao Miyazaki • Matthew Modine • David Novack • Chris Paine • Morgan Robinson • Gene Rosow • Irena Salina • Hubert Sauper • Stefan Schaefer • Martin Scorsese • Tony Stone • Loren Talbot • Chris Taylor • Joshua Tickell • Douglas Trumbull • Robert Wise • Daisy Wright • Charlotte Zwerin