Dusk Dances 2021 Production Team

 

 

Duncan Appleton

Technical Liaison to Glendon College

 

Duncan Appleton has been working professionally in theatre for longer than he wants to admit. As a designer, manager and technician, he has worked in several cities in Canada, and onboard Celebrity Cruise Ships. Most recently, Duncan has been pursuing the rapidly developing art of interactive video and multi-media, combining his passions for scenography, photography and microcontrollers. Duncan has been the Technical Coordinator at Theatre Glendon (Glendon College, York University) since he moved to Toronto in 1999. He also teaches in Glendon College’s Drama Studies Program and Ryerson’s School of Performance. Duncan has collaborated previously with BoucharDanse for Cyclo-Romantique and L’Implorante for which he jointly won the 2011 Théâtre Action - Prix d’excellence artistique arrière scène with his long-time collaborator, Claude Guilmain. Their collaboration culminated most recently with the presentation of the full trilogy of La Tangente’s Americandream.ca at the National Arts Centre in April 2019.

 

 

 

Dimitra Chronopoulos

Onsite Coordinator for outdoor film screenings

 

Dimitra Chronopoulos enjoys working with others to create value and beauty, in objects and experiences. As a freelance editor, she contributes to the production of everything from textbooks and teaching plans to websites and novels. Her clients include museums, non-profit organizations and fellow editors. As a volunteer teacher and program director at her church, she attempts to inform and inspire through actions as much as words. Her commitment to volunteering includes six years as a narrator and technician in the recording studio of the CNIB and three years as program chair of the Toronto branch of Editors Canada. Chronopoulos is looking forward to her sixth season with Dusk Dances.

 

 

 

Adam Germain

Broadcast Technical Director

 

Adam Germain attended Humber College for Computer Engineering studies and instead found a great passion in Event Technologies. Over the course of Adam’s career, he has worked with a plethora of big names spanning Theatre, Live Music, Film & Television and Corporate affairs. Adam’s goals within his career are to provide event tech solutions that would amaze event attendees and bring to fruition the dreams of the organizers. Breaking out with his own company AG Tech Solutions at the age of 26, Adam has brought incredible displays of Lighting Design, Sound Design and Audio/Visual productions to Toronto’s event scene for the past 6 years.

 

 

 

Rikki van Goozen

Technical Assistant

 

Rikki is a recent graduate from Glendon College - York University - with an Honours BA in Drama studies and a BEd. From performer to stage manager, Rikki has participated in many productions in a variety of positions, making her a well-rounded member of the team. She has worked as a sound designer, sound and light operator, technical assistant and set crew for several years now. This is Rikki’s first year with Dusk Dances and she is very excited to be a part of this project.

 

 

 

Melanie Hall

Stage and Production Manager

 

Melanie is a Toronto-based stage manager and works regularly in both English and French. She graduated with honours from the Ryerson Theatre School’s Performance Production program and completed a stage management short course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Most recently, Hall completed her eighth season at Théâtre français de Toronto where she is a production manager and stage manager. In addition to her experience in theatre, dance and opera, Hall was on the stage management teams for the ceremonies at the 2017 Invictus Games and the 2015 PanAm and ParapanAm Games.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Pyke

Technical Director & Lighting Designer

 

Courtney Pyke is a Production Manager, Technical Director and Lighting Designer based out of Toronto, working in many disciplines including Theatre, Dance, Opera, Ballet, Live Music, Performance Art and Corporate Event activations. Her designs have toured across North America. Recent Credits: The Flick (Crows/Outside the March), The Cave (Soulpepper/Luminato), The Cherry Orchard (Modern Times Theatre Company), The Wedding Party (Crows Theatre/National Arts Centre), Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest, The Wolves (Crows Theatre/Howland Company), Just for Laughs Festival Montreal, Veld Festival, Bud Light Dreams Festival. Other Credits: Debra DiGiovanni Live! (Crow's Theatre), Ipperwash (Native Earth Performing Arts/Blyth Festival), La Cecchina (Royal Conservatory of Music), We're Going on a Bear Hunt US National Tour (Kenny Wax & Nick Brook Productions). Other: Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program, Part Time Stagecraft Professor Sheridan College.

 

 

 

 

Oliver Salathiel

Director of Photography

 

Oliver Salathiel is an award-winning director of photography, editor, photographer, Toronto native and world traveler. Being a creative entrepreneur, Oliver spends his time travelling, filming music videos and commercial projects, and drumming for his various hard-rock and metal musical endeavours. Oliver has been creating videos for over six years, starting with short films and videos in school, and moving up to music videos, corporate and commercial video work and travel documentaries. In the world of photography, the last five years have proven to be demanding, partnering with award winning wedding photographer Raph Nogal, photographing over 150 weddings together and winning a WPPI silver award in the wedding albums category. When not contracted for wedding photography or a film production, Oliver constantly finds himself travelling the world and photographing world class cities including London, Montréal, Bangkok, Las Vegas – and much of Europe – capturing the unique and vivid urban scenery.

https://www.salathiel.ca

 

 

 

 

William Yong

Film Director & Editor

 

William Yong is a multi-faceted artist, performer, choreographer, designer and director for theatre and film. Since he founded Zata Omm and W Zento Production, as the artistic director, William has spent last fifteen years breaking new ground collaborating with artists, scientists and engineers in bold and innovative ways. In particular Zata Omm has become a site for research under his tenure, focusing on the integration of dance, technology and broader culture in order to re-imagining performances for our technological age. William's professional career in dance and theatre spans over twenty-six years. The award-winning director has created more than eighty-one original works worldwide that have been exhibited by major presenters. He was trained and received his master's degree with distinction at the London Contemporary Dance School in U.K. William and his works received seven-time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations. He was also nominated for MyTheatre Awards' 'Outstanding Direction' for Comfort. William was awarded the winner of 2013 “I love dance/J’aime la danse” Award for Innovation. William and the ensemble of Against The Grain Theatre's opera production Kopernikus were awarded the winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award 2019 for 'Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble'.

https://www.zataomm.org

 

 

 

 

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