Alex Viteri (b. 1987 and based in New York and Berlin) is a dance scholar and performance maker. She also collaborates as a dramaturg for choreographers and visual artists. Last summer, she co-facilitated the residency THE BODY OF WATER: Experimenting with Form in Playwriting, fuelled by The School of Making Thinking in Pittsburgh, USA. Since 2018, she's part of Commitment Experiment, a performance collective in Brooklyn. Currently, she is rehearsing for a new production with the choreographer Juliana Piquero and light/sound designer Catalina Fernandez. Fan de Ellas will premier in November at Sophiensaele, Berlin. Alex is doing her Ph.D in the Department of Theatre & Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, & teaches at Hunter College.
Shuntaro Yoshida (b. 1989, Miyagi, Japan) is a dancer, choreographer, and researcher of contemporary dance and performance. He is currently JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Faculty of Sport Sciences at Waseda University. He has a Philosophy-Ph.D. at Tokyo University of the Arts. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of East Asian Studies at New York University from 2018 to 2019 and was the recipient of a JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from 2017 to 2019. Recently, he did two particular choreographic practices: "Of Chroma (2019)" at the Panorama City of New York at Queens Museum; and the "Migration in Red Pepper (2018-2019.)" in collaboration with Alex Viteri and hosted by De-construkt and Grace Exhibition at Performing Arts Festival in New York. These choreographies included a climate problem and a food issue in making-process and functional participation as a choreographic ecology.
Catalina Fernandez (b. 1977 and based in Berlin) is a light and sound designer for theater, dance, and environmental performances. She likes to compose subliminal spaces and engulfing in-site installations. She works as technical director in several productions and assists choreographers, filmmakers, and multidisciplinary artists. Catalina is an ongoing collaborator of the choreographer Juliana Piquero, the musician Hans Unstern and the artists collective Fehras Publishing Practices. With Noam Gorbat, Catalina founded Can Doc, a collective that offers audio-visual documentation for visual artists, choreographers, projects, and institutions.
Fernandez studied film photography in Bogota's university Unitec and Lighting Design in Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), Buenos Aires. She has been awarded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa with the 2018 Recherchestipendium. Recently, her work appeared at Sharjah Biennial as part of "Soapy Postmodern Bathwater," a video installation with Fehras Publishing Practices.
Maharu Maeno (b. 1994 and based in Hyogo) is an artist, art manager and worked in intersectional art in Tokyo and New York. She graduated with a B.A. in art management from the Tokyo University of the Arts. Maharu worked as a studio assistant at De-Construkt (New York) and completed an internship at Art Access Adachi - Oto Machi Senju no En (Tokyo). While at studio DE-CONSTRUKT in Red Hook from 2018 to 2019, Maharu explored the interaction between art and neighborhoods by supporting the projects and exhibitions of their participating artists. She exhibited her work, “Red Hook Horror Lemonade (2019)” at studio DE-CONSTRUKT, "The Museum of Make-up Art (2019)" at FIGMENT New York, "Migration of Red Pepper (2018)" at Open Source Gallery, "Kasumi-ka Kumoka (2020)" at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, Tokyo).