Béco Dranoff

Living in New York since 1988, São Paulo born Béco Dranoff is a music and film producer, A&R, consultant and compiler. His multi-faceted career includes work as radio programmer, concert producer, artist representation, tour management, creative consultant and more. Dranoff is a co-producer of the 1996 HIV/AIDS benefit project Red Hot + Rio in collaboration with the pro-social production company Red Hot Organization as well as seminal projects as Capiríssima: Batucada Eletrônica, The Best Of Os Mutantes: Everything is Possible with David Byrne, the film soundtrack for the Next Stop Wonderland directed by Brad Anderson, among others. In 1998 Dranoff co-founds Ziriguiboom Discos in association with Crammed Discs to release music by innovative artists such as Bebel Gilberto, Zuco 103, Celso Fonseca, Cibelle, Trio Mocotó, Bossacucanova, DJ Dolores, Apollo Nove and Suba. In 2009, Dranoff and director Guto Barra co-produce the documentary Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music shown in over 50 important film festivals worldwide. Currently Dranoff is working on the Red Hot + Rio 2 project, producing his monthly online radio show Sonoridade for the Art International Radio website and co-producing the collective project SAMBISMO with musical partners Zé Luis Oliveira and Simone Giuliani set for a 2011 release.

cristiane-bouger_04  Cristiane Bouger 

Cristiane Bouger develops work in the fields of live art, installation, contemporary dance, experimental theater, text and video to engage in a discourse intertwining body, biography, culture and politics. Her video performances and the documentary Community, Activism and the Downtown Scene (USA/Brazil, 2006) have been screened in several independent circuits including the 1st Live Art Meeting of Rio de Janeiro (2005), Reverberações in São Paulo (2006), Mostra Latino-Americana de Videoarte Vento Sul, in Curitiba (2008), the 9ème Festival des Cinémas Différents, in Paris (2007), the program of the dance festival In-Presentable 08, in Madrid (2008), the Montage Video Dance Festival, in Johannesburg (2008), the ACE Film Festival, in New York (2008), The New Filmmakers Series – Latino/ Anthology Film Archives, in New York (2010) and Atelierul de Productie, in Bucharest (2011). Bouger was a collaborating writer for PERFORMA 09 – The Third New Visual Art Performance Biennial, in New York and is a contributing writer for Movement Research’s Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange. During the last decade she published nearly 30 articles and interviews in books, magazines, journals and newspapers in Brazil, the United States, Portugal and England.


Levi Gonzalez

Levi Gonzalez is a choreographer and performer whose own work and his collaborations with luciana achugar have been presented by various NYC venues, including Movement Research, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and Danspace Project. He has performed extensively with Donna Uchizono Company and John Jasperse Company, as well as ChameckiLerner, Juliette Mapp and Michael Laub’s Remote Control Productions. He was a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence from 2003-2004 and served on their Board of Directors. He recieved a 2006 Fellowship in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. For 5 years he served as a founding editor for Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research. He is currently an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and serves as the artistic advisor for DTW’s Fresh Tracks Residency Program. Gonzalez has been awarded numerous residencies, including Springdance, an exchange with the Romanian National Dance Center and a residency in Archauz, Denmark. Gonzalez teaches regularly for Movement Research.


Liza May Post

Liza May Post is a Dutch Visual artist. She graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where she studied from 1988 – 1993.From 1994-1995 she extended her studies at Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.Upon finishing her studies she was taken up by the renowed Anthony D’Offay Gallery in London, who represented her in Europe, and after 1998 her work was also represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. In 1997 she was in the PS 1 Studio Program and artist residence in NYC.

Human behavior and its psychological dimensions constitute the focus of Liza May Post’s films and photographic works. Post examines attitudes, movements, actions and encapsulates her observations in extremely stylized scenes: photographic and cinematographic settings — somewhere between a period piece, science fiction and a thriller in terms of atmosphere — in which the characters submit to strange, irrational choreographies.

She has been part of an extensive number of solo and group shows all over the world, among them are: Migrateurs at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; On life, Beauty, Translations and other Difficulties, 5th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey; Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto & Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan; Under and For Real at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; ‘Relative Positions’ Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas, USA; ‘Tableaux Vivants’ Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, film and video, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria; ‘Fra Venedig Biennalen 2001’ Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark; ‘Phidias’ Groupshow divided over several churches in Roeselare, Belgium; ‘No lo llames performance /Don’t call it performance’ Reina Sofia in Madrid,Spain; “Nelson/Post” Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Australia to name it a few.

In recent years her work has continued to have a large presence internationally , notably as the Dutch reprensentative at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) and most recently in a solo piece commissioned by the 37th Venice Biennale for Theatre ( 2005).


Nicolas Petrou

Nicolas Petrou graduated in 1993 with a Master of Arts degree in fashion design from Central Saint Martin’s School in London. He has been designing for various companies in New York including his own name (PETROU) with a store on Madison Avenue. He recently launched a high end menswear collection under the name PETROU\MAN. His collections can be found in some of the most important stores in the world including Joyce and I.T. in Hong Kong, MACHINE-A in London, OAK in New York and SHIPS in Japan. His work has been featured in some of the most prestigious publications in the world, including the cover of WWD, T Magazine of the New York Times, The New York Times, Dazed and Confused, Seventh Man, V-Man, Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Numero, W and Interview Magazine. Blogs that featured the PETROU\MAN collections include Dazed Digital, The Fashionisto, The Huffington Post,, Selectism, InStyle, and, just to name a few.


Philip Harder

Philip Harder has directed more than 200 music videos, numerous short films, and commercial projects for clients such as iPod, Sprint, The Gap, Target, and Hewlett Packard. His credits include music videos for PRINCE, FOO FIGHTERS, INCUBUS, ROB THOMAS, HILARY DUFF, LOW, PULP, BARENAKED LADIES, LIZ PHAIR and YELLOWCARD, all of which feature Harder’s unique visual experimentation. Harder has earned several top distinctions including an MVPA award for Best Alternative Video, MTV Awards video nomination, an AICP Video, SXSW short film award, and a nomination for MVPA’s Director of the Year. His knack for visual design and strong narrative has made him one of the most widely respected directors in music video today. In 1996 Phil worked with chameckilerner creating films for their dance performance PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME. In 2007, they met again to produce FLYING LESSON and since have collaborated on four more short films.



Rodrigo Monte

Rodrigo Monte is a filmmaker working in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He has work among other movie at Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) from the director Mark Newell as a camera operator and director of photography: second unit) the film is still in pos-production, Caminho das Nuvens, O (2003) …aka The Middle of the World as a director of photography , Deus É Brasileiro (2003) aka God Is Brazilian (International: English title) as director of photography: second unit… and at Janela da Alma (2001), Bossa Nova (2000), Orfeu (1999) and Ciudad, La (1998) aka The City (USA) as an assistant camera. As a Cinematographer Rodrigo won two awards in the last few years, the first in 2007 the ABC tropy for best Cinematography for Balada das Duas Mocinhas de Botafogo (2006) and In 2005 he won the Golden Kikito for Desejo (2005) in the Gramado Film Festival.


Sebastiaan Bremer

Sebastiaan Bremer was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1970. In 2001 he had his New York solo debut, ‘Veronica’ at Roebling Hall, New York. His work is part of several important collections in the US and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; MoMA, the Zabludovitz Trust, the Burger Collection, Akzo Nobel Collection, Rabobank Collection, the Lodeavans Collection, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Sebastiaan Bremer’s artwork has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; and at PS1/MoMA, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Air de Paris, Paris; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; Bravin Lee Programs, James Fuentes LLC, Edwynn Houk Gallery and Roebling Hall, New York; Hales Gallery, London; Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm; Galeria Leme in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Hales Gallery, London and Franklin Works, Minneapolis. He has taught as a visiting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, SVA and The Cooper Union.


Tanja Meding

Since moving to New York from Germany in 2003, Tanja Meding has worked as a producer for Maysles Films and other independent production companies. Amongst others, she produced SALLY GROSS“ THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile which aired on Channel Thirteen and is now available on DVD from Since 2007, Tanja has been producing short films by Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner and Phil Harder. Their latest work JACKIE & JUDY premiered at DANCE ON CAMERA at LINCOLN CENTER earlier this year and was awarded with a PEARL at the POOL 2010 Festival in Berlin. In addition, Tanja is the co-producer of Gabriella Bier\’s LOVE DURING WARTIME, a documentary about an Israeli dancer and her Palestinian husband. The film premiered at this years CPH:DOX Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark and is in distribution in the US through 7th Art Releasing. Furthermore, Tanja is the associate producer of Pascale Obolo’s documentary ROSE, CALYPSO DIVA, currently in postproduction, producer of Claudia Brazzale’s RETRACING STEPS, a portrait documentary about a group of international dancers and choreographers and their lives 20 years after they first met in NYC.


Josephine Wiggs

In collaboration with Vivian Trimble, Josephine wrote and recorded music for chameckilerner’s Please Don’t Leave Me (1999), Poor Reality (2001), Visible Content (2003), and the soundtrack for chameckilerner’s short film Flying Lesson (2007).

In 2009, Josephine made the soundtrack for chameckilerner’s Conversation With Boxing Gloves, one of 11 short films that make up Vita Futurista Redux, a reimagining of the lost film Vita Futurista (1916) commissioned by Performa 09 and premiering at SFMOMA.

She has also collaborated with Zohar Kfir, a Montreal-based artist working with experimental video, interactive art and installation, writing the score for the short film Still (2007) which was included in the online literary journal Drunken Boat #12, and was shown at the exhibition Video/Art/Ithaca, and as part of the Wolgin Competition at the Jerusalem Film Festival. They are currently working on an interactive video installation titled PARAsite.

Josephine Wiggs was a founding member of The Breeders, playing on the album Pod, the Safari EP, and the platinum album Last Splash, which included the song “Cannonball.” She also recorded with Luscious Jackson drummer Kate Schellenbach under the name Ladies Who Lunch, and made two albums with Jon Mattock of Spacemen3/Spiritualized. From 1999 to 2007, Josephine and Luscious Jackson keyboardist Vivian Trimble recorded music under the name Dusty Trails, producing an album, and also soundtracks for film.

Josephine is currently writing and recording the score for a documentary film about Modernist houses on Cape Cod.


Vivian Trimble LeWine

Vivian Trimble LeWine started writing music for theater/dance and performing with John Kelly and others in New York in 1987, and presented her own full-length choreographed works, “The Word House” and “Easy,” at DTW in 1993 and 1994.  After that she moved full-time into music, recording and writing original music for albums, film and television as a member of music groups Luscious Jackson, the Kostars, and Dusty Trails (a collaboration with Josephine Wiggs). More recently she has turned to sacred music, composing chamber, vocal and choral works.  Part of her 2004 song cycle, “Songs of Devotion,” was performed by Frederica von Stade at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. in December, 2005. She has created music for ChameckiLerner for “Antonio Caido” (1997) and for “Poor Reality” (2001 – with Josephine Wiggs), and is honored to be reunited with everyone again for “Exit.”



Stan Pressner

Stan Pressner is an active lighting designer. His work can be found in the repertoires of New York City Ballet, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyon Opera Ballet, Stockholm Staadteater, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon and Company, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, Bat Sheva Dance Company, and Netherlands Dance Theatre. His recent work includes: La Clemenza de Tito, The Abduction From The Seraglio, and The Rake’s Progressfor the Munich Staadtsoper.

He has served on the faculties of UCLA, Tisch School of the Arts, and The Juilliard School, and is the resident lighting designer of the Lincoln Center Festival. Television credits include: Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio, Two Moon July for PBS, Night Music for WHYY-TV Philadelphia, and Airdance for Live from Off-Center. Stan received a 1988 “Bessie” Award for cumulative achievement, a 1997 Cable Ace Award for Inside the Actor’s Studio, and 1988, 1991 and, 1994 American Theatre Wing Design Award nominations.



Scott Pask

Scott Pask is an award winning Scenic Designer, who was raised in Yuma Arizona. He received his Bachelor Of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

His Broadway credits, designing both scenery and costumes include: The Pillowman , with Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum, A Behanding in Spokane, Starring Christopher Walken, and A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. He was Awarded his first Tony award for the Scenic design of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which he originally designed for the National Theatre in London.

His Broadway Scenic design credits also include the current hit revival of Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s Promises Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award Winning Revival of HAIR (Drama Desk nomination Best Scenic Design), and Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton (Tony nomination, Best Scenic Design of a Musical). His design of Jack O’Brien’s production of Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Hewes Awards for Best Scenic Design, and the play received a record 8 Tony awards. He also designed David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels (Tony nomination,Best Scenic Design of a Play) , 9 to 5 (Backstage Garland Award, Broadway World Theater Fan’s Choice Award), Impressionism, David Mamet’s November with Nathan Lane, Dylan Baker, and Laurie Metcalf, Cry Baby the musical, Terrence McNally’s The Ritz, Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out (Tony Award, Best Play) ,Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, and Mary Stuart Masterson (Tony award, Best Musical Revival), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate, Kiki and Herb: Alive on Broadway, La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Tony award, Best revival) , Little Shop of Horrors, The Wedding Singer, Michel LeGrand’s Amour, and Urinetown.


Jussara Lee

Born in Brazil to Korean parents, Jussara Lee moved to New York to study Fashion Design. Upon graduating in 1991 from The Fashion Institute of Technology, she unveiled a collection under her signature name and was quickly embraced by prominent retailers such as Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. With her trademark simplicity and understated elegance, Jussara Lee delivers a much needed respite from relentless trends. Her shop in the Meat Packing District is an atelier where clients are treated to a custom made experience in the hands of this modern couturier. The result: highly structured, hand crafted tailored clothes.



Paul Parreira

Paul Parreira is a New York City-based writer, editor, music producer, DJ and the co-founder of Critical Mob. Currently the Music and Culture editor at Critical Mob, and co-founder of the New York-based editorial services company Tactic, Paul is mostly a music and art fan with an insatiable taste for music history and emerging artists. Paul’s work on various downtown music and digital media projects can be traced back to the mid-90s when he dabbled as a music producer, (Azores, Sweden, General Assembly, Chamecki/Lerner, Hasabi Co., Deitch Projects), gallery owner (407), DJ (Perry & Smith), and event organizer (Dark Green/Casual Green). By the early 2000s, Paul hosted a music series at Joe’s Pub called New Music Mondays (where Regina Spektor, Her Space Holiday, Hit, and many others performed), at the same time as heading up the Editorial Department as the Editor-in-Chief of Muze, a leading entertainment content company.


Lap Chi Chu

New York City design credits include The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, the Kitchen, Danspace, Primary Stages, and Juilliard Opera. Regional designs include the Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Portland Stage Company, Shakespeare & Company, Cleveland Play House, the Evidence Room, Virginia Opera, and the Ordway Music Theater. Lap is the lighting designer for Chamecki/Lerner (Visible Content, Hidden Forms, I Mutantes Seras, and Please Don’t Leave Me), performed in the United States and Brazil. He has received multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, and a “Drammy” Award for Best Lighting. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and New York University. He teaches lighting design at California Institute of the Arts.