Lighting

Mitchell Bogard

Mitchell Bogard

Has travelled to over 20 countries lighting dance in a career spanning more than 35 years. His work has been seen in the repertories of Martha Graham, Laura Dean, Susan Marshall, Janis Brenner, Richard Siegal, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Memphis Ballet to name a few. A sampling of television credits includes Late Show With David Letterman, Sesame Street (Emmy Nomination), The Rachael Ray Show (2 Emmy Nominations), Between The Lions (Emmy Award), Ghostwriter, The Chris Rock Show, and various projects for PBS and Nickelodeon. Theatrical credits include Standup Shakespeare directed by Mike Nichols, Swing directed by Liz Swados, Play It Again, Sam directed by Robert Morse and national tours of Grease and Oh! Calcutta! His lighting can also be seen in the Carnegie Hall concert footage of Wim Wenders’ film The Buena Vista Social Club.

 

Kindred Gottlieb

Kindred Gottlieb

An LA-based sculptor and lighting designer.  She earned her BA in Neuropsychology and the Creative Process from Hampshire College where she began working for the Amherst 5-College Dance Department; designing dance concerts at Hampshire, Smith, and Mt. Hollyoke from 1992-1995.  She continued working as a lighting designer and technician in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Berlin.  Her company credits include Culture Clash, Felix Ruckard Dance Company, Zen in the Basement, Helios Dance Theater, String Theory, and BodyTraffic.  She has also designed dance concerts for Pasadena City College, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Tanz Akademie Balance, Japan-America Theater, and UCLA where she served as Head of the Lighting Department for the School of Theater from 2005-2011.  She currently teaches sculpture and theater at Wisdom Arts Laboratory in Pasadena, and is the Art and Lighting Director for the Puppet film company Classics in Miniature.  She shows her sculptures at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

Yan Lee Chan

Yan Lee Chan

Based in Montreal, Yan Lee Chan has worked in the performing arts for more than a decade. He first studied lighting design at the Saint-Hyacinthe School for Theatre Arts, where he earned a degree in stage management and technical direction. After graduation, he worked primarily in Europe, collaborating with Olivier Duplessis and other dance artists. Since his early teens, Yan has also performed as a sleight-of-hand magician and he has subsequently developed new lighting concepts that create stage illusions. Yan Lee Chan has worked with many Canadian choreographers and performing arts companies including Victor Quijada’s RUBBERBANDance Group and it’s various commissions, notably with BODYTRAFFIC, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Scottish Dance Theatre.

 

Erwin Redl

Erwin Redl

Set & Lighting Designer

Born in 1963 in Gföhl, Austria. In 1993, after finishing his studies at the Vienna Music Academy with a BA in Composition (1990) and BA in Electronic Music (1991), he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in computer art at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (MFA 1995). The artist lived in New York from 1993-2007 and moved to rural Ohio in 2007. Erwin Redl investigates the process of “reverse engineering” by (re-) translating the abstract aesthetic language of virtual reality and 3-D computer modeling back into architectural environments by means of large scale light installations.

Chahine Yavroyan

As well as theatre, opera and dance, Chahine has lit objects, clothes, casts of one to 240, buildings, shows in back rooms of pubs as well as on main stages, site-specific, indoors and outdoors. He has worked with Jasmin Vardimon on Ticklish, Lullaby, Park, Justicia, Yesterday, 7734, Freedom. Other dance work with Arthur Pita, Bock & Vincenzi, Yolande Snaith Theatredance, Walkerdance, Rosemary Lee, Requardt & Company, Ricochet, CanDoCo, Zoi Dimitriou, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Hofesh Shechter, Lea Anderson, Kate Brown, Anatomy Dance, Colin Poole, Naheed Saddiqui, et al.

 

Dan Weingarten

Dan Weingarten

Dan is a Los Angeles-based designer who has created lighting for over 400 productions. credits include: Rock of Ages (LA and Las Vegas Productions) Romeo and Juliet dir. Michael Michetti (Boston Court, Ovation Nominee), The Rover (Actors Gang, Garland Award), Great Men of Science (The Lost Studio, Garland and LA Weekly Award), Catch the Fish (New School for Drama, Winner NY Fringe Festival).

Dan recently created the lighting design The Santa Barbara Theater’s production of Doubt, East West Players production of Pippin, and the new musical Opa! which won many awards in New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival.

In the area of dance, this year Dan was most recently nominated for a Lester Horton award for his lighting of Hysterica Dance Company’s production of X at the Ford Theater in Hollywood. Dan also designed the lights for Body Traffic’s production of Transfigured Night. Dan has also designed for the Long Beach Opera’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen, Motezuma, seen both in Long Beach Ca.

Site specific projects include a production of Orpheus and Euridice, which was staged in an enormous swimming pool, and the LBO’s production of Anne Frank, performed in various parking structures. No stranger to award shows, Dan has also designed lighting for the Ovation Awards, LA Weekly Awards and The American Choreography Awards. Dan also designed lighting at trade shows around the world for Line 6.

As a Stage Manager, Dan has worked for the New West Symphony, including their performances at the Kodak Theater and their west coast tour with Andre Bocelli. He also served as stage manager for Shaklee industrials for several years.

Dan also wore the hat of Associate Producer in the entertainment department for Universal Studio’s theme park in Osaka, Japan. At Loyola Marymount University, Dan is a member of the faculty who teaches classes in stage management and lighting design for the theater. He also serves as the lighting designer for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Theatrical Operations unit. He received his MFA in Lighting Design from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Burke Wilmore

Burke Wilmore

Production Manager & Lighting Designer

Grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, and now lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and an honors graduate of Wesleyan University. He was the resident designer for Battleworks (2001–2010) and lit Robert Battle’s Juba, In/Side, Takademe, The Hunt and Strange Humors for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He designed Stephen Petronio’s Tragic Love, for Ballet de Lorraine at the Montpelier Festival.  Since 2005, he has been the resident designer for Keigwin + Company. His work is in the repertories of Sweden’s NorrDans and Holland’s Introdans. He has also lit the work of Camille A. Brown (Mr. Tol E. Rance, City of Rain, Good & Grown), and Brian Brooks (Again Again). He frequently collaborates with Broadway star André de Shields, for whom he lit the Louis Armstrong musical Ambassador Satch, and designed scenery and lighting for de Shields’ production of Ain’t Misbehavin’.  He also designed scenery and lighting for Apollo Club Harlem, directed by Maurice Hines.  Wilmore leads the production team and serves as Associate Producer for FOCUS Dance and Gotham Dance Festival presentations in venues across New York City.