1938 : Collaborators
THIS DANCERIE: 1938 COLLABORATORS
Tony Whitfield, Artistic Director, Producer, Director, Principal Designer/Artist, Writer.
Tony is an artist, designer, producer and curator 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. Recently, Tony has produced short video works including the Silver Rainbow Project, a collaboration with videographer Joe Lumbroso and composer Andrew Alden. He has also held leadership positions in New York’s arts community including Director of Printed Matter, Inc., Associate Director of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where he produced over 100 performing arts events annually 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. Whitfield’s writing about art, design, performance, film and video as a medium for cultural criticism has been included in numerous publications over the last three decades. As an educator, he is an Associate Professor of Art and Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, where he has served in various leadership roles including Associate Dean for Civic Engagement, Chair of the Product Design Department and Director of the Furniture Program. In 2015, Tony also produced “Double Jack,” Thierry Micouin’s duet with five digitally programmed guitars, at Tishman Auditorium at the New School in collaboration LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club and the French Embassy.
Andrew Alden, Composer, Musician, Videographer, Editor, Asscociate Project Producer.
Andrew is an American composer from New England where he received his BFA in Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He 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. Andrew 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.
Oisín Stack, actor (Herschel Grynszpan), associate director.
Oisín has recently finished filming on Star Media’s MATI HARI. Oisín played the role of Henri in Luc Besson’s black comedy, THE FAMILY starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dianna Agron, he also starred alongside Zoe Saldana in NBC’s ROSEMARY’S BABY. Other credits include: UNITED PASSIONS (Film), INTERPOL (TF1), RÉSISTANCE (TFI) he also has extensive theatre credits.
Nils Nusens, Performer, Translator.
Nils is a singer, song writer, Trumpet player, Keyboard player composer and actor. Since the 1990’s, Nils has collaborated with Keyboardist, composer, Producer Vincent Theard with other Keyboardist, singer, composer Stephane Le Navellan (with whom he founded the French funk band, 13NRV) and singer Angie Cazaux-Berthias. This experience created the foundation of an enduring collaboration with Vince Theard and Stephane Lenavellan with whom Nils later founded the cult French Funk Band “13NRV” along with composer Olivier Riitano and saxophone player and composer Cyril Guiraud. Nils has also collaborated and played with Cheick Tidiane Seck, the Bernard Allison Band playing trumpet in Paris and in New York, his second home since 2006. In both cities, as well as in Burkino Faso, he has combined his creative activity with a variety of progressive, grassroots entrepreneurial ventures.
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva, Cinematographer.
Sebastiano is a film director, born in London in 1978. He currently lives in Paris where he graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in 2003. He then took part to the production of short movies and feature documentaries, including Serge July’s documentary Once Upon a Time … Last Tango in Paris. In 2007, he finishes his first documentary as a director Transvestites Also Cry, filmed over three years. The film was selected at various international film festivals and has won the Audience Prize at Roma Doc Fest 2007 and the Best Documentary Award at the 2008 HBO New York Latino Film Festival. He’s currently working on Angel, a feature documentary film on the relation between a transsexual immigrant and prostitute, and his family. He’s also working on the documentary The House of the Father, a father-son confrontation through architecture and film. The project has been selected at the Berlinale Talent Campus 2008, Documentary in Europe 2008, European Torino Days 2008, and is a finalist at the Premio Solinas.
Joe Lumbroso, Videographer, Editor.
Joe is a director and cinematographer with over 10 years of production experience under his belt and a background in creative direction, cinematography, graphic design, software engineering and business development and 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.