Creative Collaborators on Paris, 1938
Tony Whitfield: Artistic Director, Producer, Director, Principal Designer/Artist, Writer
Tony Whitfield is an artist, designer and educator whose work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the New York’s Museum of Art and Design, Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art, The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano in Lima, Peru and published in the US and abroad. Whitfield has also written about art, new media, film, performance and design. As the president and principal designer of Red Wing & Chambers Inc, Whitfield produced custom and limited edition furniture, products and lighting for residential and small business environments. Whitfield has also held leadership positions in New York’s arts community including Director of Printed Matter, Inc., Associate Director of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Senior Policy Analyst for Cultural Affairs in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, as well as Program Director at Just Above Midtown, Inc (aka the Corporation for Art and Television) where, in addition to being instrumental in the management, direction and development of these organizations, he was the principal staff member responsible for curating and producing public events in dance, performance, music, in live and broadcast media. Whitfield’s writing about these fields as media for cultural criticism has been included in numerous publications over the last three decades. An Associate Professor of Art and Design Studies, he has held leadership roles including Associate Dean for Civic Engagement, Chair of the Product Design Department and Director of the Furniture Program at Parsons. http://tonywhitfieldprojects.blogspot.com
Andrew Alden : Composer, Musician, Videographer, Editor
Andrew Alden is an American composer from New England. He received his BFA in Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is the director and composer of the Andrew Alden Ensemble, which is dedicated to exploring new music in the tradition of Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alloy Orchestra, Kronos Quartet and Alarm Will Sound. Alden has performed with Evan Ziporyn and Terry Riley as a member of Gamelan Galak Tika, has scored 20 different films, including spots on NBC, and has toured nationally. Andrew currently lives in Rochester where he is freelance composer and visual artist.
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva (Paris, 1938): Cinematographer
Sebastiano is a film director, born in London in 1978 and currently living in Paris. After graduating from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in 2003, Valva took part to the production of short movies and feature documentaries including Serge July’s Once Upon a Time … Last Tango in Paris. In 2007, he directed Transvestites Also Cry, filmed over three years and scoring accolades at various international film festivals, including the Audience Prize at Roma Doc Fest 2007 and the Best Documentary Award at the 2008 HBO New York Latino Film Festival. Valva’s current work includes feature documentaries Angel, which follows a transsexual immigrant and prostitute and his family, as well as The House of the Father, a father-son confrontation explored through architecture and film.
Joe Lumbroso (Paris, 1938): Videographer, Editor
Joe is a director and cinematographer with over 10 years of experience in creative direction, cinematography, graphic design, software engineering and business development. Lumbroso works as the driving force in Brilliant Champions, a full service production company in New York and San Francisco that uses a variety of methods and media to construct engaging and compelling ideas, content, and experiences. Brilliant Champion’s work includes commercial production, music videos, narrative and documentary filmmaking.
Nils Nusens (Paris, 1938): Performer, Translator
Nils Nusens is a singer, songwriter, trumpeter, keyboardist, composer, and actor. Since the 1990s, Nusens has collaborated with composers Vincent Theard and Stephane Le Navellan (with whom he founded the French funk band, 13NRV) and singer Angie Cazaux-Berthias. Nusens has also collaborated with trumpeter Cheick Tidiane Seck, playing in the Bernard Allison Band in Paris and New York, his second home since 2006. In both cities, as well as in Burkino Faso, Nusens has combined his creative activity with a variety of progressive, grassroots entrepreneurial ventures.
Oisín Stack (Paris, 1938): Actor, Assistant Director (Paris), Performer, Writer
Oisín Stack is an Irish born actor working in Paris and London. Born and raised in Ireland, he took his first steps on stage at the age of 10. His vocational training as an actor began in England where he played various roles in the classical and contemporary repertoire. After traveling South America with a street theatre company he studied in Paris the Cours Florent’s Class Libre and then CNSAD (National Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Art ), where he worked with Christophe Rauck, Christophe Rauck, Jean-Luc Revole and Christophe Garcia, Dominique Valadier
His work since finishing his training has led him to many divers projects from performance art in the Theatre 71, to dance and theatre with David Bobée and to assistant directing, translation and acting with Cristian Soto. He also arrears regularly on TV in England on the BBC, the USA on NBC or in France on TF1. His film credits include Luc Besson and Lucas Belvaux.
Alexandra Bobes: Project Administrator (Paris)
Alexandra Bobes is President and General Secretary, Les Forces Musicales of Association Errances/Wanderings Association, a consortium of performing arts professionals, primarily in the music industry. The Board of Directors chooses one or more artistic projects per year, which it support from inception through strategy development, production, dissemination, communication, and networking.
David White, Administrative and Production Assistant, Artist
David White is a multimedia artist based in New York City. He received his BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016. His work consists of performative interventions, contemplative sculpture, and documentary. Through his work he questions and critiques the nuclear family and his upbringing in suburban Massachusetts. By revisiting and manipulating objects and symbols from childhood, David is attempting to uncover concealed meanings and language from seemingly stagnant material. White aims to address societal issues including class, race, environment, and gender as he moves forward with his work.
Production Assistants: Marcos Scheidt Berenhauser, Christine La Fontaine, Chloe Glanville, Aishwarya Janwadkar, Malique Lee, Kristen Slater, Tyler Stafford
Creative Consultants: Klaus Fruchtnis, Thierry Micouin, Vladan Nikolic, Hugh Ryan, Patricio Sarmiento, Cristian Soto, Dyana Winkler, Paul Wright,
Collaborators on This Dancerie Works-in-Development: Yoshiko Chuma (Return to Magic City); Tim Cusack (The Screens/ Burning Flowere); Oisin Stack (Blue, Blue-Black, Blue, and Life-in-Progress)