Carol Bailey has worked with johannes wieland on artificial and progressive coma. She has designed scenery and costumes for opera, theater and dance; designs for opera companies include the premiere of Kafka's Trial for the Royal Danish Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Zuid in the Netherlands, Wolf Trap Opera, Skylight Opera Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Gotham Opera, Long Beach Opera, and Spoleto USA Festival. Her designs for theater and other dance included work for the Alliance Theater, Julliard School, Target Margin Theater, the Joyce Theater, Muffathalle in Munich with Merideth Monk, and the Lincoln Center Festival.
Mark Barton [lighting designer] has worked with johannes wieland since its inception, including concerts at Diane von Furstenberg the Theatre, the Duke on 42nd Street, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, and Joyce Soho. Other recent dance work includes Katherine Profeta’s 131 at P.S. 122 and Laura Peterson’s 'Hocus Pocus' at Joyce Soho. Mark also designs for the theater, both in NY and regionally.
James Clotfelter [lighting designer/production manager] is committed to the creation of collaborative and socially conscious work for theatre and dance. He is the Resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Miro Dance Theatre, an Artistic Associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, and a co-founder of Mlab, a laboratory for innovations and design technologies in the live arts. James has had the pleasure of collaborating with artist and choreographers such as Johannes Wieland, Rennie Harris, Marc Bamuthi Jospeh, Dan Rothenberg, Bill Shannon, Reggie Wilson, Antony Rizzi, and Thaddeus Davis as well as companies such as Dayton Contemporary Dance, Southern Repertory Theatre, Z Space Studios, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Peoria Ballet, and Lubelski Teatr Tanca. His work has been seen at the Walker Center, Yerba Buena, Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, Fall for Dance OC, The New Victory Theatre, The Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Pleasance London, Whitney Museum Altria, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Christopher Deane [costume designer] has been designing in New York for twelve years. Originally from Florida, he is one of the head designers for his label, "christopher deane". He has dressed several celebrities and musicians, including Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill, and his work has been featured in Woman's Wear Daily, DNR, New York Magazine, Lucky, Time Out New York, Jalouse, Teen Vogue, Gap Japan and Bazaar.
Christian Düchtel [dj/composer] has been a club DJ since he was 16. Having grown up in a musical family with a father who is a Professor of Organ and Improvisation, and coming from a classical piano and choir education, he began in the southern German Bavarian city of Regensburg in the mid 90s with what was once called the “reproduction of music by means of turntables.” Already interested in music’s breaks and transitions, he started DJing hip-hop, but soon broadened his sound-spectrum to include other club music styles, primarily breakbeat and its relatives: funk, electro, twostep, garage, drum’n’bass, and dubstep. A few club nights and resident gigs later, he began to produce his own club tracks, which since have been released in England among other places. [In recent years, he has worked extensively for dance and theater as a sound designer, often also performing live on stage as a DJ in the productions.] For the last several years, Düchtel has been a member of the highly successful monthly dubstep lineup “Royal Beat Club” in Düsseldorf as Resident DJ DoogieP. In 2007 he collaborated with the Düsseldorf club for experimental music "Music21" on an exhibition mixing works by artists of the club with popular "new" classical music and dub elements. In 2008/09 he produced music and performed live on stage as a DJ for the dance production “Affected By,” a piece for young performers by choreographer Gudrun Lange which was produced by Dore Hoyer at the FFT Düsseldorf. Since 2009 he has collaborated regularly with dance-theater choreographer Johannes Wieland at the State Theater in Kassel. In 2009 he created the sound design for the piece '…und raus bist du!' in the theater’s opera house, in which he also DJ’d live on stage. He continued working with Wieland in 2010, combining live sounds with an electronic score in the sound design for 'catcher' and 'traffic', which had its premiere in Kassel in May 2011.
Espen Sommer Eide [composer/musician] is a central artist in the wave of fresh electronic music that has been bursting out of Norway over the last several years. Under the names "phonophani" and "alog", he releases his music on the already legendary underground label Rune Grammofon. His latest album, "Oak or Rock," has been described as “electronic manipulations of various acoustical instruments, creating a unique and beautiful sound.” A keen programmer, he prefers to develop his own computer software.
Marijke Eliasberg [stage manager] is a native of the Netherlands and Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project [TNSP], has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 10 years in New York City and the Netherlands. As a dancer, she has had the opportunity to work with Jana Hicks, Kevin Wynn, Max Stone, SunHwa Chung, Jenni Hong, and Guido Tuveri, amongst others. Her choreography has been shown in the Netherlands, France, Germany, New Jersey, Michigan, New Hampshire, Hawaii, and India. Her works have been showcased in New York at City Center Studios, the Evolving Arts Theater, Dance Forum, Steps on Broadway, CRS [Center for Remembering and Sharing], University Settlement, Ailey Citigroup Theater, and the Cunningham Studios, among others. Marijke also produced and directed 'Redshoes', a monthly dance showcase featuring prominent dance artists at One Arm Red in Dumbo Brooklyn and has been assistant to choreographers: Kevin Wynn, Gabrielle Roth and Johannes Wieland. Currently with TNSP she travels around the world, collaborating with Jana Hicks, teaching performance workshops and creating performance projects.
Matt Flores [dj/composer] is a German music producer, sound designer and dj who released his first track in 1996 on Attack. Since then, he has produced music on an international level with nearly one hundred releases to his name. He has toured with live acts and played dj gigs throughout the world, composed music for the internationally acclaimed television series CSI, and worked extensively with dance and theater. In 2010 Flores composed music for catcher, a dance-theater piece by the choreographer Johannes Wieland at the State Theater in Kassel. Since 2010 he has worked for Solarplexus, an interdisciplinary art project integrating theater, video art and live music, as well as loops in Chur / Swizz. At the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus he composed scores for the interdisciplinary theater project Jeruville in 2009 and 2010, where he performed his own sound design live during the performances. The project fuses youth theater with contemporary dance and live music.
Ben Frost [composer/musician] is an Australian born Composer. Based in Iceland since 2005 Frost is widely recognized for his highly experimental music that is as much black metal as is it classical minimalism. He has created several studio albums including "Theory of Machines" [“Simply awesome” -Wire Magazine] and "BY THE THROAT" ["a hollow, unforgiving, brutal yet utterly beautiful record full of deep intricacies that wont let you go" -NME]. He has created award-winning works for film and contemporary dance where he has collaborated extensively with Choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, and the Chunky Move Dance Company. Frost has worked with various musicians including Nico Muhly and Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurðsson with whom Frost shares the Reykjavík recording facility Greenhouse Studios. In 2007 British music outlet Boomkat described Frost as “one of the most interesting and groundbreaking producers in the world today.”
Diane von Furstenberg [costume designer/fashion designer] has been a fixture of the American Fashion world since arriving in New York in 1972 with her signature jersey dresses. She went on to not only sell 5 million of her signature wrap dresses, and also to succeed in the beauty, home and publishing industries. Today, Diane is again at the forefront of the fashion industry. She designs from her atelier on the edge of the Meat Packing district. Her collection is sold in retail locations in over 50 countries, including Diane von Furstenberg Shops in New York, London, Miami and Paris. Diane recently re-entered the beauty industry with the introduction of Diane von Furstenberg Beauty, a collection of color cosmetics and fragrance. Diane von Furstenberg’s spirit of freedom and independence are an inspiration to all generations of women, and today her designs are sought and worn by celebrities, style-makers and chic women worldwide.
Os Gêmeos [graffiti artists] are twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, Os Gêmeos means twins in portugese. They were born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and been actively involved in local graffiti scene since they were 12. Spray paint was not easily accessible for graffiti artists, so in the beginning they used latex pain. As a part of Brazilian graffiti tradition, they still use latex paint as well as spray paint and other medias creating their murals, objects and paintings. In their works brothers share the imagery of their mutual dream world. Sincere and naive, it goes by the name of “Tritrez”. What is noticeable in these paintings is Brazilian folk, characters from “Tritrez” and personages depicting family members of Os Gêmeos.. Yellow people as well as yellow colour are the distinctive character of their work. Their huge murals are located all over the world, including New York, Sao Paulo, Lisbo, Berlin, Moscow, Athens, Krakow and other places. In 2002 one of their works was commissioned to Olimpic Games, in 2007 they coloured Kelburn castle in Scotland, in 2008 they drew a huge mural on TATE Modern in London.
Monica Gillette [video editor/camera] has collaborated with johannes wieland on progressive coma and newyou. Monica went to film school in Los Angeles and fell in love with film editing. She quickly rose through the post production ranks, working on such shows as "The Sopranos" and NBC's "Crime & Punishment." Her dance films have screened at several festivals, including Dance Camera West and more of her work can be seen on her video blog.
Jana Hicks - Co Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project [TNSP], holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Southern Methodist University and performed with a variety of companies and choreographers in Texas and New York City including The Kevin Wynn Collection from 1995-2005. Jana serves as a faculty member at Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance Center, Steps on Broadway, and the Joffery Ballet School. For 10 years, Jana was the Managing Director of Dance Space Center where she initiated the Foreign Student Visa Program among other programs, and is currently Company Manager for the Kevin Wynn Collection and for johannes wieland. Jana’s choreography has been commissioned by New York and regional companies as well as by many international organizations. She has taught in the US and abroad including Canada, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Hawaii, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia among others. www.janahicks.com
Joy Kellman is a practicing dance artist and educator. Her performing career includes film, television and the concert stage. She was a co-founding artistic director of Danceworks Company and School in Boston prior to founding Joy Kellman & Company in NYC. Her choreographic and site-specific work has been presented in Sweden, Germany, Spain, and France and across the US at venues such as On the Boards, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival, UCLA, the Palm Springs Museum, the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston, Dance / New England, ADF, Central Park’s SummerStage Festival, The Joyce Theater’s Altogether Festival, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Project, Dance Theatre Workshop [three seasons], and The Yard [two seasons]. She has been a faculty member and guest artist at numerous universities, festivals and studios in America and abroad and has been a faculty member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts since 1996. Joy has worked with Johannes Wieland even prior to the inception of his company. It is her great pleasure to continue her association with johannes wieland.
Scott Killian [composer] has composed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance-Chicago, Nikolais/Louis Dance and the Jose Limon Dance Company, as well as creating many works with long-time collaborators Danny Shapiro and Joanie Smith, Zvi Gotheiner and Cherylyn Lavagnino. As a composer/sound designer for theatre, Mr. Killian has served as Resident Composer for the Berkshire Theatre Festival since 1997. His work has also been heard at many theaters in New York and across the country, as well as in films and on TV.
Stefanie Krimmel [costume designer], was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a degree in costume design from the University for Arts and Sciences in Hamburg, where she studied with Professor Dirk von Bodisco. In addition to working for the State Opera in Berlin, she has collaborated with Stefano Gianetti and Steffi Scherzer, as well as a variety of theatre, film and musical productions in Germany.
Sebastian Lemm [visual artist] developed the visual identity system including web and print design for johannes wieland. He is the photographer of record for johannes wieland since the founding of the company. Furthermore he collaborates with Johannes and created two projections and installations for the set of 'progressive coma'. Sebastian, a native German, received a BFA with high honors from the Berlin University of the Arts before moving to New York City in 2000. His projects have received numerous awards and his photographic body of work is widely published and exhibited in galleries throughout the US and abroad.
Frederica Nascimento [costume designer/set designer] worked in theatre, dance, performance and film in her native Portugal before coming to NYU [MFA 2002]. Her awards include the Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship, Luso-American Foundation scholarship, Tisch School of the Arts scholarship and J. S. Seidman Award/NYU. She is currently a Design Fellow for the New York Theatre Workshop, the costume designer for the Creative Arts Team/NYU and a member of the Portuguese Architects Association. Frederica had the privilege to work with José Álvaro Morais, Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Pina Bausch/Peter Pabst, Robert Wilson, Rogério de Carvalho, Nuno Carinhas and João Canijo. In New York, she has worked with Johannes Wieland, Ruben Polendo, Reyther Ortega, Ni Phan and Edison Woods.
Evangelos Poulinas [dancer/video editor] holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. He has been credited scholarships from numerous prestigious foundations like: Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB Europe. As a creator Evangelos has shown work in U.S.A. and Europe and as a performer he has dance creations by: Johannes Wieland, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann, Constanza Macras, Konstandinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon, Wim Vandekeybus among others. As a teacher Evangelos has taught contemporary technique and partnering in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, U.S.A. and Sweden.
Ray Roy [video/system design] spent his summer 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland as a resident artist and director of Wham City. Ray has designed video for choreographers Patrick Corbin and Ofelia Loret de Mola and has worked with choreographer Neil Greenberg and playwright John Jesurun on various projects. Ray sees integrating video with live performance as a way to enhance artistic possibilities and provide alternative methods of experience.
Bernd Wegener [performer, musician] plays improvised music as a drummer with the four piece band "fliegen und surfen" and art pop as percussionist with ensemble "Orlando Circle". Collaborations with a wide range of artists from sound and music to theatre- and dance companies. Sound-performance duo with Stefan Zintel "Tafelmusik", a.o. Creates sound-installations and -performances with toys, found objects and percussion instruments.