JACQ. ALGRA [dramaturgy]
Born in 1962 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands Jacqueline Algra studied theatre science, Dutch language-literature and music/singing. She worked as a dramaturge for several productions of the choreographers Marie-Cécile de Bont, Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana. She was responsible for the public relations of Perron2, Karin Post, De Groep van Steen, Leine & Roebana and Het Holland Festival and she organized the conferences ‘Terug naar AF?’ (St. Muzenis) as well as De DansVakConferentie (Theater Instituut Nederland). She was editor-in-chief of the book Krisztina de Châtel, Dwars door de ruimte (International Theatre & Film Bookshop 2001), publishes articles in TM/Theatermaker a.o. and is dance editor of De Uitkrant of Amsterdam (performing arts magazine). She was employee of the project organization Kunstvakonderwijs (Ministry OC and W; 1998/1999), governing board member of the Nederlandse Dans Dagen (Maastricht 1998-2000) and consultant of MAMA CASH culture fund. She was a member of the dance and choreography commission of the Amsterdam Foundation of the Arts. She lectures Theatre Science at the University of Utrecht and gives public introduction lectures on dance performances in several theatres.
PAUL GOODMAN [music]
Born in 1955 in Vancouver, Canada, he studied electronic and computer music at the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands where he later worked as a student assistant and substitute lecturer. As a composer he has taken part in numerous aural and visual projects and as writer produced the libretto’s ‘The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams’ for the Munich Bienale and the composer Hanna Kulenty and ‘Scenes from the Ramayana’ for the composer Sinta Wullur. For many years he collaborated with Jos Janssen on a series of Radiophonic Poems and together they produced the music for ‘Merge’ a co-production in Indonesia with the Javanese choreographer Miroto. He has written several commissioned music compositions for choreographies by Gerard Mosterd among which are ‘Luminescent Twilight’ (2002) and ‘Please Let Me See Your Face (2003).
ROLAND VAN MEEL [light]
Born in 1956 in Harderwijk, The Netherlands from Dutch-Indonesian parents. Studied at the academy for beeldende kunsten and the photography profession school. Work for Hollands Diep where he designed several operas by Phillip Glass. Worked for two seasons with Piet Rogie and works closely with Gerard Mosterd since 1999. “Ketuk Tilu” (1999), “Angin” (2000), “Demam” (2001), “Luminescent Twilight” (2002), “Please Let Me See Your Face” (2003), “Long Tales, Tall Shadows” (2004) and “Kamu/Jij” (2005). He designs light and takes care of stage techniques for many different organisations and productions.
WILHELMUS VLUG [stage design and video]
Born in 1962 in Gouda, The Netherlands he finished his audiovisual design education at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Worked for several years as a theatre maker and focused afterwards on making visual art as well as being active as a lighting designer. He designed the stages for Gerard Mosterd’s productions “Mental Mechanics Into Dripping Senses” (1996), “I Really Love You” (1998), “Please Let Me See Your Face” (2003), and “Stretching Time” (2004).
JULIJA ZMIJAREVIC [costumes]
Born in 1967 in Metkovic, Kroatia studied philosophy and art history at the University of Split and Zadar. She finished her design study at the Rietveld Academy. She lectures in art history and designed costumes and stages for several visual art and theatre productions. In 2002, she designed for “Tuin” by Gerard Mosterd.
WENDEL SPIER [dance]
Born in Ede, The Netherlands from Javanese parents. studied dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Dance Academy in Amsterdam. She finished her study dance education and performed with several projects and companies such as Djazzex. She dances since several years in productions by Gerard Mosterd and was seen in Indonesia in “Please Let Me See Your Face” (2003) and at the Indonesian Dance Festival in “Stretching Time” (2004). She frequently assists Gerard with rehearsing repertory.
ANNE MAY DE LIJSER [dance]
Born in 1984 in Amsterdam, studied modern dance at the Rotterdamse Dans Academie under Samuel Wuersten and participated before graduation in 2005 with various independent choreographic dance productions such as with Elshout & Händeler with whoem she has made a tour to Brazil. She is regularly involved as a freelance performer in improvisation and poetry concerts. Worked during her education with dancers and choreographers such as Vaclav Kunes, Ton Simons, Thom Stuart and Rinus Sprong.
THAO NGUYEN [dance]
Born in 1976, at Tuy Hoa – Vietnam enjoyed her dance training at the Dance Academy in Amsterdam and at the American Alvin Ailey School in New York. As a dancer she has worked with JazzScool and the Amsterdam Dance Company and has worked as a freelancer with choreographers like Redha (FR), Randy the Vlieghe (BE), Ray Tadio (USA) and Guido Verwer (NL). Moreover she teaches dance at the Dance Academy in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
LOES RUIZEVELD [dance]
Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1974. Graduated in 1993, at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. Successively she danced four years in Germany at the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich and with the Stadttheater Augsburg and Chemnitz. Back in Amsterdam she started freelancing and performed in projects with theatre makers such as Voortman & De Jonge, Piet Rogie, Paul Selwyn Norton, Truus Bronkhorst and Shusaku Takeuchi.
MING WEI POON [dance]
Born in Singapore in 1968 and a naturalized Dutch citizen. Studied dance in Singapore and Amsterdam. Successively he danced with Introdans and Hagen ballet and with a variety of freelance choreographers such as Thierry Smits and Vera Sander in Germany. He was the first cast dancer of “Luminescent Twilight” (2002), and danced in other Gerard Mosterd productions like “Angin” (2000) and “Demam” (2000). Currently he is a member of Compania Zapalà Danza in Catania, Italy. He occasionally assists Gerard in teaching his repertory abroad.
KAY PATRU [dance]
Born in Paris in 1979, studied martial arts and at the National Ballet Academy of Canada in Toronto, danced with Les Grands Ballets De Canada in Montreal and with NDT II. Performed in works by Kylian, Naharin, etc. Worked afterwards as a freelance dancer. Has created a group choreography for NDT2 commissioned by the Holland Dance Festival. Performs with various theatermakers such as Kenzo Kusuda a.o. Is frequently involved with improvisation workshops and performances. Performed previously in Gerard’s work during the “Long Tales, Tall Shadows” research project of 2004.
EDERSON RODRIGUEZ XAVIER [dance]
Born in 1971, in Brasilia, Brazil and a naturalized Dutch citizen. Trained at the Sinha School of modern and Afrojazz, MUSIKA Center of Ballet and the Theaterschool Amsterdam (SNDO). He danced with Quasar, Djazzex and for a long time with Scapino Rotterdam. He has worked with Glenn van der Hoff, Patrick Delcroix, Jacqueline Knoops, Paul Selwyn Norton, Ed Wubbe, Krisztina de Châtel, Leine & Roebana and Nanine Linning. He has created several choreographies for a.o. Scapino and received the VSCD Silver Dance award for best dancer 2003 at the Nederlandse Dansdagen in Maastricht.