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Thomas Zamolo lighting designer, scenographer, photographer.
French born, Thomas Zamolo’s artistic practice engages the cross-pollination of knowledge from his long-term experience in dance, lighting design and photography. As a dancer he has performed in dance works with the Göteborgs Operan, the Forsythe Company, Pretty Ugly Dance Company, Cullberg Ballet and is currently rehearsal director for the latter. With a fundamental interest for the dramaturgical nature of light, he develops lighting design and scenography for the stage and installations in galleries, working mainly with choreographers Frédéric Gies, Tilman O’Donnell and Anna Pehrsson. Since 2002 Thomas’ photography has been published in magazines and books. He is represented by LittleBig Gallerie based in Paris and Arles, and presented in galleries in France, USA and Sweden.
Siegmar Zacharias dramaturge, performance maker, theoretician.
Born and raised in Rumania, Siegmar Zacharias studied philosophy, comparative literature in Freiburg, Berlin, London and Performance at DasArts in Amsterdam. Her work develop formats of performances, lectures, installations, juxtaposing theory and materiality. Questions such as co-authorship, the function of the audience, affect- and experiencial knowledge production are crucial to her work. In addition to her own performance making, mostly through the collective SXS Enterprise, she is engaged as a well - appreciated lecturer, artistic advisor, and mentor at DasArts, DOCH, HZT Berlin, and Folkwang Universität Essen.
Agnieszka Dlugszewska dancer, pedagogue.
Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska was educated in National Ballet School in Bytom and participated as a dancer at Swiss International Coaching Project for Choreographers under artistic direction of Rui Horta, Richard Wherlock, Jorma Outinen, Ismael Ivo, Jochen Heckmann, Nils Christe. She danced with Polish Dance Theatre Ballet Poznan, Tanztheater Osnabruck and Ballet Theatre Augsburg before joining Cullberg Ballet in 2007. Agnieszka danced in works by Jefta van Dinther, Deborah Hay, Eszter Salamon, Stina Nyberg, Cristina Caprioli, Cristian Duarte, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Helena Franzen, Ina Christel Johannessen, Benoit Lachambre, William Forsythe, Birgit Cullberg, Ludvig Daae, Daniel Sjökvist, Dan Johansson Mats Ek, Örjan Andersson, Jens Östberg, Tilman O'Donnell, and Alexander Ekman.
Franz Edvard Cedrins composer, filmmaker.
Franz Edvard Cedrins studied fine arts and media at Dramatiska Institutet / STDH in Stockholm and composition at EMS and London Royal Academy of Music and has since then presented work at Norrlands Operan (SE) Dramaten / The Royal Dramatic Theatre (SE) Sveriges Television (SE) Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde (SE) Gallery Berlin (DE) Rogaland teater (NO) National Theatret (NO) Steirischer Herbst (AU) SSG Los Angeles (US) among other places.
Frédéric Gies choreographer, dancer.
Between 2012-2018 the head of the MA in Choreography at DOCH, Stockholm, french born choreographer, dancer and teacher Frédéric Gies is a co-initiator of the collective Praticable. He creates his pieces alone or in collaboration with other artists, among them Jefta van Dinther, Manuel Pelmus, Isabelle Schad, Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, and Odile Seitz. Frédéric Gies is also a guest teacher at HZT in Berlin, SNDO in Amsterdam and at the Cullberg Ballet. His recent works, such as Dance (Praticable), The Breast Piece (Praticable) - in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, The Blanket Dance - in collaboration with Jefta van Dinther and DD Dorvillier- and Little did I know that I, here or since, ever should speak mouthless -in collaboration with Daniel Jenatsch- Good Girls go to Heaven, Bad Girls go Everywhere with music by Fiedel, have been presented in numerous theaters and festivals.
Rachel Tess choreographer, dancer.
The founder and artistic director of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC), Kivik Sweden, a graduate from Juilliard, NYC, and a former dancer of companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and the Cullberg Ballet, Rachel Tess presently creates her own work alongside curating and supporting other artists. In 2013, American Rachel Tess won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with her ongoing large-scale sculptural intervention Souvenir. Later the same year, she was an artist in residence at the 5th annual Making Sense Colloquium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Tess has an MFA from New Performative Practices at DOCH and is the appointed Associate Curator for Dance at Wanås Konst.