Youness Anzane was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1971. He lives in Brussels. He is a dramaturge and artistic counselor for theater, dance and opera. He collaborates with directors Jean Jourdheuil, Victor Gauthier-Martin, Thomas Ferrand, David Gauchard, Thomas Gonzalez, Yves-Noel Genod and Stephane Ghislain Roussel, and choreographers Jonah Bokaer, David Wampach, Christophe Haleb, Julia Cima, Lionel Hoche, Tabea Martin, Malika Djardi, Marta Izquierdo, Thierry Micouin and Maud Le Pladec. Anzane has worked in Paris at the Festival d’Automne, Théâtre de la Bastille, Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre National de la Colline, Les Bouffes du Nord, the french Dance National Center, the International Dance Festival Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis, and at Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Théâtre National Populaire de Villeurbanne, the Centre Dramatique National de Reims, Théâtre National de Bretagne, the Centre Chorégraphique de Caen… He has also worked on productions in the United States, at Bob Wilson’s Watermill Center, the Guggenheim Museum New York, the Asian Society Texas Center in Houston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and also in Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Luxembourg, Brussels, Vienna and Lisbon. At the same time, Anzane is associated dramaturge at the Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence for the 2012 and 2014 editions.
Aaron Copp is a Lighting Design. His collaborations with Jonah Bokaer include the Bessie Award winning The Invention of Minus One, REPLICA, Why Patterns, Recess, Filter, Anchises, and ECLIPSE. Other recent projects include designs for Natalie Merchant, Yo-Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, at the Barrow Street Theater and on a national tour, Imaginary City and Where (we) Live for SŌ Percussion at BAM, The Cocktail Party and Bedroom Farce for TACT at Theater Row, and many others. He has received two Bessie Awards for NY Dance & Performance Awards, one for Bokaer’s The Invention of Minus One, and one for BIPED by Merce Cunningham. Aaron is currently the lighting director for the Lincoln Center Festival. He has an MFA from Yale and a BA from SUNY Binghamton.
Michael Hart is a photographer born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1981, and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas until 2000. He tours internationally making art and Production Managing for Trajal Harrell’s 20 Looks Or Paris Is Burning At The Judson Church (Small) and Show Pony. He has been photographing Jonah Bokaer and his choreography since 2001.
Nicholas Houfek is a New York City based Lighting Designer, working primarily in music, theater, and dance, with a strong interest in cultivating a collaborative environment. With ICE, he has designed lighting for
: Varese (R)evolution II (Lincoln Center Festival), James Dillon’s Nine Rivers and Composer Portrait: Cage (Miller Theater), ICElabs (Mostly Mozart, BAC), and Lisa Coon’s MESH w/choreography by The Troupe (Mt Tremper Arts). In addition to working with ICE, Mr. Houfek has worked with SoPercussion+Matmos (Lincoln Center Festival and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall), and The Bang on a Can All-Stars (Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall). His work in theater and dance includes Deepest Play Ever, The Play about My Dad, and The Momentum by Collaboration Town, The Capables and Handbook for an American Revolutionary by Gym at Judson, Coney and Why We Left Brooklyn by Blue Cayote Theater, The Future is Not What it Was by Kindling, Travis and the Brazen Women by ARSNOVA, unframed by SoloNova, Caucasian Chalk Circle by PPAS, Socket and Paste-Up by Ian Spencer Bell, Kymera Dance by William Isaac, The Threepenny Opera by Marvell Rep, The 39 Steps, and Farragut North. Co-Lighting Designs include, Li’l Buck and YoYo Ma at (le) Poussin Rouge, and the art installation, Pharmacaphore, with choreography by Silas Reiner at The Storefront for Art and Architecture. As an assistant or associate, Houfek has worked
for New York City Ballet, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Fall for Dance festival at New York City Center, and the Lincoln Center festival. Additionally, he has worked as Lighting Supervisor for the Martha Graham Dance Company, ArmitageGone Dance, Deborah Hay, Elisa Monte, 360º Dance, and Jonah Bokaer. He holds a BFA in Lighting Design from Boston University, and studied under lighting designer, Mark Stanley.
Ben Louis Nicholas is a photographer, filmmaker, and director based in NYC. His work spans commercials, music videos, narrative films, and interactive new-media. He’s also co-founder of The New Heroes, which is an art magazine he publishes with his brother, Thomas Nicholas. In 2012, he collaborated with 2wice Arts Foundation, Abbott Miller, and international choreographer, Jonah Bokaer, in the making of a dance iPad app ‘Fifth Wall’, which received a NY Times feature. A third iPad app collaboration titled ‘Dot Dot Dot’, featuring the renowned Tom Gold, is a 2013 Smithsonian People’s Design Award nominee. Nicholas has also worked with the artist Daniel Arsham on a 9-part film project, titled Future Relic, that premiered at Art Basel in December 2013.
Alex Riviere is a lighting designer that hails from Atlanta, GA. He is excited to be working with Jonah Bokaer on SCAD Museum of Art’s de FINE ART Series. He most recently worked on Peach State Opera’s production of Cosi fan Tutte. He has also been seen working for BlackLight Productions and Gwinnett Center.
Christina Watanabe is a New York City based lighting designer. Her work has been seen at multiple venues around NYC, including The Public Theatre, The Bushwick Starr, The Brick Theatre, The Ohio Theatre, The Living Theatre, and Under St. Mark’s, to name a few. In the field of academia, Christina has designed and mentored works such as Macbeth, Violet, and The Humans Are In Trouble, at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Yale Dramatic Association. Other design work includes Phaedra’s Cabaret, story(us), and Ralph Lauren’s Madison Avenue windows. As a lighting supervisor, Christina has toured internationally with Shen Wei Dance Arts, and regionally with So Percussion. Christina also served as a lighting coordinator for Alice Tully Hall as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch.
Gavin Kroeber is a dramaturge and independent cultural producer, working across the visual arts, performing arts, and urban fields, to conceptualize and realize new art projects. His work focuses on performative, event-based, social, and site-specific practices, and emphasizes the transformation of institutional and disciplinary forms. Kroeber is co-founder of the event-based art series, Experience Economies, and was producer at the New York public art presenter, Creative Time, from 2005 to 2010. He holds a BA in Literature-Theater from Reed College, and a Masters of Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Jennifer Kimball is an Atlanta-based stage and production manager. In Atlanta, she is fortunate to work with a number of academic dance, theater, and music departments, including Emory University, Georgia State, and Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as many professional theaters, such as 7Stages, Ballethnic, and Essential Theatre.
Julie Seitel is a freelance stage manager and lighting designer based in New York City, and North Adams, Massachusetts. She has taught lighting design and stage management at Stony Brook University and at Williams College, where she is a frequent guest artist. When not immersed in theatre or dance, Seitel designs and builds practical lighting sculptures out of vintage hot and cold faucet handles, copper tubing, and scrap lumber salvaged from scene shop dumpsters. She is a member of United Scenic Artists.
John Torres is a lighting designer. Recent collaborations include, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Quintet, Gwen Welliver’s Glen, Girl, Gallery, CorbinDances, Natalie Merchant’s USA tour in 2010, Shen Wei Dance Arts from 2005-2009, and the NFAA Young Arts Awards from 2009-2011. As an assistant lighting designer, his recent projects include work on Jennifer Tipton’s Pygmalion at the Festival d’Aix in 2010, L’Historie du Soldat in NYC in 2011, Trisha Brown’s Winterreise in 2004, Second Visit to the Empress at the Lincoln Center Festival in 2005, La Clemenza di Tito at Festival d’Aix in 2011, and Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna’s Three Solos and a Duet in 2009. John was the Production Manager and Lighting Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2002-2011.