Tom Creed is a theatre and opera director based in Dublin. His work has been seen at all the major Irish theatres and festivals, across Europe and in the USA, Canada and Australia. He stages work from the repertoire as well as new creations by contemporary voices. His work has recently been seen at the Paris Opera, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and BAM in New York.
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Marta Keil is a performing arts curator, dramaturg and researcher based in Warsaw. Between 2013 and 2017, together with Grzegorz Reske, she curated the international performing arts festival Theatre Confrontations in Lublin, Poland. She was the program curator for the Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz (2014-2015) and the co-author of the new format of the Festival of New Dramaturgies in Bydgoszcz (2015). One of the initiators and curators of the Identity.Move! project. Initiated and curates the East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP).
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Eva Neklyaeva is a curator based in Santarcangelo di Romagna. She is concerned with the questions of freedom and focuses her practice on exploring these questions across performing art, politics and sexuality.
At the moment, she is working as an artistic director towards her second edition of Santarcangelo festival. Her previous positions included Director of a contemporary art organization Checkpoint Helsinki and she had been running Baltic Circle International Contemporary Theatre Festival for six years. In 2014, Neklyaeva has founded Wonderlust – a festival of diverse and creative sexuality that takes place every June in Helsinki.
For her work, Neklyaeva received two TINFO awards for innovation in theatre field, Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Speech award as well as Finnish Sexologists Association’s award for promotion of sexual wellbeing. The current challenge is to find some kind of balance in the wild mix of personal, political and professional.
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Andrea Voets obtained her bachelors of music and philosophy in Amsterdam at the age of 22. She then received a scholarship from the Prins Bernhard Fund to study at the Hanns Eisler conservatory in Berlin with Maria Graf. During her studies, Andrea won various first prizes and built a solo-career as a harpist. From the start, she produced interdisciplinary concerts as well. Andrea was appointed laureate of the Belgian SmartBE-foundation, as well as the Stringendo music fund, who supported a production on Oscar Wilde's life with spoken-word artist Helen White. Andrea developed the notion of 'musical journalism' during and after the creation of XENITIA. She secured subsidy for this production on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the EU in 2016, XENITIA has been touring around Europe since then. At ClassicalNEXT 2017, the head of music of the British Council called this production “the sort of program we need after Trump and Brexit.”