Ascon de Nijs has designed sets for Itzik Galili, the Finish Nat’l Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, the Dutch Nat’l Ballet, and Club Guy & Roni. His design for Transfigured Night was inspired by paintings that depict crumbing architecture during WWII. The set creates an atmosphere of suppression and change.
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.
Grant Gorrell earned his B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He has worked professionally with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in New York, the Glendale Centre Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Alex Theatre and has served as the Resident Scenic Designer for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. In 2004, he was appointed Technical Director for the Performing Arts at Harvard-Westlake School and in 2010 joined CalArts, where he currently serves as Associate Technical Director for the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. Grant also volunteers as Technical Director for The New Comedy and as a production consultant for Shakespearience, California’s finest educational field trip.
(Costume & Set Design) Yann is a Stage and Costume Designer having designed extensively in dance, opera and films for companies worldwide. Yann began his career as a dancer, training at the Artes Centre of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil and danced professionally with Ballet Stagium, Portugal Contemporary Dance Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre. He then studied theatre design at the celebrated Motley Theatre Design in London. Recent design commissions for dance include Salome for San Francisco Ballet, Fagin’s Twist for the Avant Garde Dance Company, Cristeux with Ballet Black, May Contain Food for Protein Dance Company, La Bala with Royal Ballet Dancer Thiago Soares, Wings of Desire with Circa, The World’s Greatest Show and The Little Match Girl by Arthur Pita.