Emma Bonnici is an actor and singer and the dialogue between both disciplines deeply informs the way Emma sings and performs.
After working with Clod Ensemble, she lived in Wroclaw for 8 years working with two leading Polish theatre companies; the multi-award winning Song of the Goat theater, as well as the award winning Teatr Zar.
Subsequent to that Emma co-devised Exile with former DV8 and Royal Ballet dancer Vivian Wood, which was nominated for Journal award for Best Performance 2013, she also co improvised the music with Henry Cow musicians, Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler as well as the award winning Nikola Kodjabashia, for Fabien Proville Company La Suite co-sponsored by The Pina Bausch Company.
Her work with singing and voice lead to her being invited to give a TedX talk in 2015 about her approach to teaching voice and its importance in our life.
Victoria is a versatile singer and performer. She sings a range of music from the medieval period through to the present day, performing with a cappella groups, bands, and in theatrical shows, enjoying the extra expression that movement and story allow.
Previous work includes Dr. Dee with Rufus Norris and Damon Albarn (ENO, MIF); La Celestina with Erratica; York Early Music Festival with City Musick; three U.S. tours with a cappella trio, Voice; development for post-Truth with Helen Chadwick and Stephen Hoggett. Upcoming performances include Three Choirs Festival; Petworth Festival; West Cork Chamber Music Festival Fringe (Bantry, Ireland).
Bulgarian-born Eugenia Georgieva is best known for the a cappella exploration of her homeland in Perunika Trio, the ground-breaking fusion of Bulgarian, Indian and English Renaissance vocal music in YANTRA, and leading the Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir at UCL.
Eugenia has collaborated with Transglobal Underground, Sekou Keita and She’Koyokh amongst others, and has toured extensively in Europe and Japan. Eugenia is a veteran of many sessions: The Virgin Queen (Ivor Novello Award for Best TV Soundtrack), the soundtrack to Skeletons, as well as numerous ads and studio work.
Theatre credits include Bakkhai (Almeida Theatre) and Opera for the Unknown Woman (Fuel).
Fabiola Santana (PT/UK) is a dance artist and workshop facilitator. With an MA in Contemporary Dance (London Contemporary Dance School), her ongoing practice combines classical and contemporary dance with actor’s training, voice work, immersive theatre, Butoh and her passion for live art.
Fabiola is currently developing her first solo work entitled Houses of Decay, co-produced by MAS Productions.
Other credits include: Lady Vendredi (MAS Productions); Triptych (Mara Vivas); core member of the award winning work Hotel Medea (ZU-UK), dancer for the exhibition The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and John (Barbican). She also collaborates with photographic artist Diego Ferrari.
Olesya Zdorovetska is a Dublin-based performer and composer originally from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Olesya graduated from The Glier Academy of Music in 2008 and now works internationally across the fields of contemporary classical, jazz and improvised music, regularly composing for film, theatre and contemporary dance.
Recent highlights include a DEIS award for Ceol na n-Uisci with The Water Project / Iarla Ó Lionáird, an IMA award with Dislocados, performances at GAIA Switzerland with Yurodny and an Asylum Arts award for her ‘Deborah Vogel’ project.
With Cristodoulos Makris, Olesya co-curates Phonica, a platform for experimental music and poetry in Dublin.
ERRATICA is a London-based, international arts company that creates music-driven performances and installations. Driven by eclectic musical scores, their varied productions explore the theatrical and narrative potential of the human voice: sung, spoken, live, recorded, distorted or disembodied.
Director – Patrick Eakin Young
Patrick Eakin Young is a director, designer, artist, and artistic director of Erratica, originally from Toronto, Canada, now living and working in the UK. He attended Columbia University in New York where he studied English and Comparative Literature. He has assisted directors in the US both regionally and off-Broadway, held observerships at both the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, assisted for the South African artist and director William Kentridge, and been a fellow of the Atelier Opéra en Création at the Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, France. Since 2007, he has been directing and producing contemporary musical spectacles through ERRATICA. His work has been presented in New York, Johannesburg, Toronto, and London.
Music – Christian Mason
Christian Mason is part of a new breed of British composers, and a rising star of the classical world. His emotionally rich and mysterious music has been commissioned, performed and broadcast in the UK and internationally, by the likes of the BBC PROMS, The Philharmonia and Munich chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, to name a few.
Music – Shelley Parker
Shelley Parker is a stalwart of London’s underground experimental electronic music scene. She has performed at Tate Britain, Café Oto and the Whitechapel gallery and produced installations for the De la Warr Pavilion, and the V & A. She releases on the labels Opal Tapes, Entr’acte and her own imprint Structure.
Choreographer – Jamila Johnson-Small
Jamila Johnson-Small makes dances and works to create spaces (on stage, in corners, on screens, in rooms, in bodies) with no single direction and no clear intentions, harbouring no desire to be useful other than to make gestures towards decentralised power and non-hierarchical structures for existing. Her work is driven by an interest in the potential of dancing as a radical social proposition, considering an engagement with politics as inevitable and embodied, attempting to reveal and discuss the politics, perversities and movement of power within and around structures of production and the production of being. She is interested in surfaces, structures and the space/tension between things.
Jamila is one half of duos immigrants and animals (now defunct) and Project O, and works solo as Last Yearz Interesting Negro. She runs DIY event GUSH at home in London, conversation series Hotline with Sara Sassanelli and sometimes makes work in collaboration with other artists including Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Shelley Parker, Josh Anio Grigg and Phoebe Collings-James.
Sound Designer – Alex Groves
Alex Groves is a composer and sound designer creating work for the concert hall and theatre. His work has been commissioned by the Royal Opera House and Union Chapel and supported by Spitalfields Music, Ovalhouse, Bristol Old Vic and Snape Maltings. His music has been performed at the Linbury Studio Theatre (ROH), Spitalfields Music Summer & Winter Festivals, National Theatre Studio, Kings Place and Union Chapel, broadcast on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and BBC Radio 6 Music, and released on Icelandic label Bedroom Community.
Lighting Design – Burke Brown
Burke Brown studied International Studies and Theater Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
His recent designs include work with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mabou Mines, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ars Nova, NYSF-Public Theater, Apollo Theater, Ohio Theater, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. His work has been presented at the Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Yerba Buena Center and across North America, Europe and Russia. His regional work includes work at Center Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Northern Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Two River Theater Company, and Playmakers Repertory Company. Brown’s international work includes productions at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow, the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in South Korea, the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, Opera Erratica in Toronto and the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich.
Recent dance design includes work with English National Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Parsons Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Houston Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza (Mexico), and Aszure Barton & Artists.
Mr. Brown volunteers with the 52nd Street Project and is the Director of Wingspace Theatrical Design Professional Mentorship Program.
Set and Costume Designer – Ana Inés Jabares–Pita
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita’s work crosses a range of genres: opera, ballet, theatre, installation and film. Her extensive grounding in music has led to a particular interest in sound as part of the scenography which has let to her current research being focussed on how to use video games, digital and interactive media in performing arts.
Ana joined The Gate Theatre’s Jerwood Young Designers in 2014. Her work Idomeneus (Gate Theatre) was selected by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to become part of their archive and her work for DOMESTICA (Sleepwalk Collective) and Sappho…in 9 Fragments represented Spain in the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography 2015. Some other of Ana’s most recent work includes, The Wish List (royal court theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange, The Echo Chamber (Young Vic Theatre), LeLa & Co (Royal Court Theatre) and Another Love which premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Ana has worked on tours including; Company of Wolves’s The End of Things Tour and Fisk with Tortoise in a Nutshell. She has received numerous accolades including The Spirit of Dundee Award (2015) for costume design, The Linbury Prize for emerging designers (2013), Best Set Design Award at the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival(2013) for Sappho… in 9 Fragments, The European Opera Prize for her proposal of La Traviata and winning the design category in the campaign “Hechos de Talento” to represent Spanish Talent in more than 15 countries all over the world, including iconic places as Picadilly Circus on London or Times Square in New York.
Music Director – Jamie Man
Born in 1987 (London, UK) Jamie Man is a British-born Chinese composer and conductor.
After receiving the Britten-Pears Conductors Bursary in 2010, Jamie worked as assistant conductor to Oliver Knussen (Aldeburgh) and later at De Nationale Opera (Amsterdam). Since then, Jamie’s conducting work has included re-invitations to the Aldeburgh Music festival (Snape) in concerts with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the UK premiere of Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles (London), recordings for the independent record label Another Timbre and La Monnaie de Munt (Brussels) in collaboration with the Holland Festival (Amsterdam).
Jamie was a young artist at Festival d’Aix en Provence (2014-6) where she worked on production with the director Peter Sellars and conductor Teodor Currentzis.
Jamie’s compositional work has been developed through VOX at the Royal Opera House (London), Jerwood Opera Writing Programme (Aldeburgh), Asko|Schönberg Ensemble (Amsterdam), Eric Ericson Kammarkör (Stockholm), Xenon Ensemble (Berlin), LOD Muziektheater (Ghent) and the Gulbenkian Music Foundation (Lisbon) who commissioned PLAY: Episodes in Subspace (2014-6), the first of her operas employing shibari rope bondage created specifically for concert hall staging. Jamie was a Sound and Music embedded composer with The Mahogany Opera Group (2013-15).