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Carolin Linge (Costume design) is an artist and designer currently based in Berlin. She has worked with colour consultation in architecture, costume, stage and puppetry design. With a focus on natural fibres, Carolin creates three-dimensional effects in a signature technique that combines felting, sewing, weaving, painting and stitching. Her work is grounded in cultural investigations of global textile arts. She explores mythology, cultural confluence and dissimilarity, incorporating ‘textile quotations’ from diverse sources.
Tom Muller (Visual artist, co-creator) is a multi-disciplinary artist working across installation, sculpture and a renewed practice of art within the public realm. In 2012 he was appointed curator at PSAS in Fremantle where he continues to curate an expansive program by pushing the boundaries of contemporary practice. He has been the recipient of numerous Australia Council New Work grants and a mid-career fellowship through the Department of Culture and the Arts. In 2010, Big City Press published a major monograph on his work, Tom Mùller, Rhythms in the Chaos spanning ten years of active practice.
Eva Jurgec (Composer) is a classically trained musician and composer of contemporary, world, and experimental music with an interest in the confluence of music with poetry, image and movement. She has wide experience in playing in symphony orchestras; wind orchestras and chamber music groups in Slovenia as well as creating improvised stage music for the National Theatre of Slovenia (notably for the award winning production of ‘The Storm’ directed by J. Lorenzi).
Antonio Giri Mazzella Initially trained in classical voice, Giri is a multi talented performer of physical theatre, puppetry, street circus, improvisation, clown, mime and mask-work. He has numerous credits in national radio, TV and stage work. He performed in France in the lead role in the award winning multi-media presentation of "The Arrival" for which he was nominated Best Actor by his WA theatre peers. In 2010 Giri was invited to work and perform at the Nouveau Clown Institute in Barcelona, Spain. He has toured Australia with his company Commedia Academy enjoying rave reviews for their performances.
Dale Irving is a performer, writer, director and biography consultant. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and with Theatre Workshop Edinburgh, creating new works and directing the feminist production ‘Saviours' for the Forbidden Fems Theatre Co (1994-5). Her production of ‘Women of the Therigatha’ was performed at The Blue Room in Perth with the theatre company Dharma Works (1997). Dale completed a PhD exploring the experience of performance for students. She is currently a member of the ensemble Word Sisters who write, devise and perform original work, most recently appearing at Adelaide Fringe (2019). The poetical weaving of their voices and lives celebrates the beauty of older women.
Klemen Bracko is a virtuoso violinist who has played in all Slovenian symphonic and opera orchestras since 1999. He was the artistic director and soloist for Symbolic Orchestra, which toured Europe premiering his compositions and performing at the opening of the European Capital of Culture in Murska Sobota. Klemen creates music for film and theatre: Ljubljana City Theatre, Theatre Koper, Slovenian Theatre in Trieste, and collaborates with notable Slovenian artists and institutions including Svetlana Makarovic and Vita Mavric.
Ljoba Jence is a singer, storyteller, ethnomusicologist, and cultural ambassador for the Slovene oral folk tradition. UNESCO has recognised her work and in 2015 she was awarded the President of Slovenia Medal for preserving Slovenian heritage in the form of poems and songs. Ljoba is an experienced international performer with numerous film, radio and television appearances. Ljoba entered into a musical collaboration with Gyuto Tibetan monks to create the ‘Lepote modrosti’ CD on the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s first visit to Slovenia.
Lucy Ridsdale is a singer, vocal explorer and sonic pilgrim. Her passion for the healing and radiant power of the human voice has motivated a life-long journey in song that has seen her performing and sharing songs around the world and exploring sound as medicine. In 2014 Lucy completed a Master of Arts in Ritual Chant and Song at the University of Limerick, Ireland, studying a variety of vocal styles including Gregorian chant, medieval polyphony, and sean nós (traditional Irish Song). She performed solo shows at the 2016 and 2017 Denmark Festival of Voice and created and performed in the sell-out show Cenote with Molly Black in 2017.
Mararo Wangai is a Kenyan born writer, performer and media graduate, with a passionate interest in story telling. He believes in the strength and importance of story telling and strives to create material that veers away from simplistic narratives, assesses society critically, and remains adaptive, organic and alive from workshop through to stage. Mararo was co-devisor and performer for Ankuko Buyo Collective and has performed with Ebony Theatre, Follow That Cat Productions, and The Last Great Hunt. Mararo’s latest work, ‘Sudden Skies’ premiered at Fringeworld Perth 2018.
Miha Bezeljak is an actor and puppeteer currently engaged in the Puppet Theatre in Maribor. Awarded four times for best actor and puppeteer he has created solo puppet shows that combine and manipulate multiple performance elements. Miha was a member of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor in the season 2009/2010. He starred in the film ‘Trieste is ours’, directed by Žiga Virc, and has performed as a singer for Slovenia Radio and Television.
Phoebe Sullivan is a Perth based emerging artist, writer, and theatre-maker. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2016. Phoebe makes new work that is an exploration of themes and issues relevant to contemporary culture: language and the body, the innate desire to belong, recovering lost sensations. Her practice extends locally and nationally, working and undertaking residencies with companies such as the Australian Theatre for Young People, Queensland Theatre, Metro Arts, Black Swan State Theatre Company, PICA, pvi collective, Playwriting Australia and The Blue Room Theatre.
Uros Jezdic is a master practitioner of Balkan ethno music. He trained at the Dragan Vasović Vaske Music School in Belgrade and has travelled extensively in Europe, playing with gypsy and ethnic groups in Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Uros has taught Balkan music at the World Music School Helsinki, and has performed with ensembles for major stage productions at the Slovenian National Theatre, Cankarjev Dom and Puppet Theatre of Ljubljana. His music is featured in a number of new wave Slovenian films.
J-P le Breton
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