World Premiere
Berlin 10 April, 2019
Limited Run

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hoodoo

Dark Louisiana woods.
Zydeco, Funk & Rock ‘n Roll.
A ritual to reawaken the senses.

Music Director / Keys / Vocals / Tuba

Nic Allen

Piano / Vocals

Lola Gulley

Drums

John Fontenot

Bass

Josh Washington

Guitar / Vocals

Troy Creagh

Accordion / Vocals

Ruben Moreno

Scrub Board / Vocals

Alex MacDonald

Trombone / Vocals

TJ Norris

Trumpet / Vocals

Chris Cotton

creative team

DIRECTED AND DESIGNED BY

Michael Counts is a 20-year pioneer of immersive entertainment, creating large-scale installations, theatrical productions and innovative media and entertainment experiences, often in unconventional spaces throughout the world. He was hailed as a mad genius” by the New York Times and “one of the most fertile imaginations working in New York theater today” by Time Out New York, and the NY Times wrote an extensive profile chronicling his recent work. He’s applied creative thinking and UX to businesses and companies like MetLife, Amgen, The Walking Dead and The Baltimore Orioles.

ART DIRECTOR & SCENIC DESIGNER

Athens-born Spilios Gianakopoulos, studied and worked in New York and since 2016 has been residing in Berlin. A multidisciplinary 360 designer, with studies in architecture and music, Spilios’ work explores and deepens the relationships of time, sound, vision and space while also exploring queer and racial topics. With a body of work across diverse industries and scopes, his portfolio includes eclectic projects including mumok, MoMA NY, Fischerspooner, MAC Cosmetics, Christian Dior Couture, Herzog & de Meuron via Pandiscio Co., Christie’s International Real Estate via Erin Boisson Aries, MELT Festival, Yo! Sissy Festival and BOFFO.

“A well connected architect” as quoted by The New York Times, Spilios’ work has been featured in Vogue Germany, Interview Magazine, Novembre Magazine, Arte, among others, while also contributing articles published by Vogue Greece, Paper Magazine and Stylus.com.

mumok Vienna has commissioned Spilios for the architecture and design of two exhibitions, including the upcoming Andy Warhol retrospective. Spilios premiered his first performance at Martin Gropius Bau last August, and most recently performed at HAU 1 for Colin Self’s concert at CTM Festival.

SHOW CREATORS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Nick Sample is the son of the legendary jazz pianist Joe Sample, for whom Nick played bass for over ten years. He also performed with well-known artists Ray Parker Jr., Nils Landgren, and Randy Crawford. As a veteran of the music industry, Nick is now a creator and producer on an international platform. Raised within a Creole family, Nick is proud to share his ancestry in HOODOO, celebrating the music and culture of the American south.

Victoria Lucai, Nick’s partner in life and work, is executive producing HOODOO alongside Nick. Her career in filmmaking had her working with Hollywood icons such as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. From these legendary storytellers, she has learned first-hand how to transform powerful stories into high-quality projects. This quality and her expertise as a producer make Victoria a perfect team leader in introducing the world of HOODOO.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Originally raised outside Chicago, Alexis moved to New York City to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2010. After graduating with a degree in Cinema Studies and Film Producing, Alexis worked as an Executive Assistant to film director Martin Scorsese. During the three years assisting Mr. Scorsese, Alexis gained valuable experience working on his many projects including, HBO’s music industry series VINYL, the feature film SILENCE, the short film THE AUDITION, and the documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT. Alexis has also produced her own short films, developed television pilots, and currently runs a successful photography business shooting content for young entrepreneurs.

CHOREOGRAPHER

Michael-John Harper is a Berlin-based performance artist, classically-trained dancer, movement director and model. Harper brings together movement, spoken word and moving image in his performances, allowing for his unique form of self-presentation to reside between choreography and visual art. Harper began his training at Michael’s Academy for the Performing Arts. In 2010, he joined the Alvin Ailey II Junior Dance Company in New York and in 2010 became a member of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (now Company Wayne McGregor) where he remained until 2015. Harper has toured the world extensively with performances in venues such as MoMA and the Guggenheim. Since moving to Berlin in 2015, Harper has presented works at galleries, including Blain|Southern, Souvenir By, and The Schinkel Pavillon. Harper has also performed with the Bavarian State Opera and the Komische Oper Berlin. Most recently, Harper took residence and performed “A Study For An Exercise In Balance” and “An Exercise In Balance” within the Serpentine’s Sackler gallery in London as apart of Grace Wales Bonner’s exhibition, “A Time For New Dreams”. Harper has previously collaborated with Wales Bonner, choreographing her previous presentation, Blue Duets (Spring/Summer 2018), inspired by ideas of searching, cruising, and romanticism.

COSTUME DESIGNER

Born in Ho Chi Minh City as daughter of a Kung-Fu Master and a tailoress, Nhu Duong Immigrated to Sweden at the age of 7. After studying fashion in Florence, she graduated in 2010 from Beckmans college of design in Stock- holm and became the first recipient of the Mercedes Benz young fashion industry awards in Sweden. By experimenting with new ways to present and produce fashion, Duong extends her practice through numerous and independent projects, collaborating with artists such as Das Institut (Kerstin Brätsch & Adele Röder), United Brothers (Tomoo & Ei Arakawa), Max Pitegoff & Calla Henkel, Megan Francis Sullivan, Karl Holmqvist and Wu- Tsang. Duong has participated in exhibitions at Essex Street/ New York City, Kunsthalle Zürich, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Chicago Art Insitute, Family Business/ New York, Villa Romana/ Florence, Freedmann & Fitzpatrick/Los An- geles, the Serpentine in London and Gavin Brown Enter- prise in New York City.

SOUND DESIGNER

Max Silverman is a New York City based composer and sound designer. Originally from Boulder, Colorado he holds a BFA from Westminster College of the Arts in New Jersey. NYC credits include Atlantic Theatre Company, MCC Theatre, Inproximity Theatre Co, Theatre For a New Audience, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 5th Floor Theatre Co, Encores! Off-Center and Juilliard. Regional credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA, Quintessence Theatre Group, PA, Trinity Rep., RI, Hartford Stage, Penguin Rep., NY, Cara Mía Theatre Co., TX, 4th Wall Theatre, NJ, Princeton University, and CLB Berlin.

Location

Spiegelpalast Bahnhof Zoo
Hertzallee 41

10787 Berlin

S + U Train Station: Zoologischer Garten: S5, S7, S75, U2, U9

Bus Station Hertzallee: 100, 110, 200, 245, 249, X9, X34, M45, M49

Tickets

World Premiere in Berlin - Limited Run

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Recommended from 16 years
Show Dates
April 10 - May 19

Wednesday - Sunday

Interactive Ticket from 65,00 EUR

Interactive Ticket + Reserved Seat from 95,00 EUR

PREVIEWS
Thursday April 04 & Saturday April 06, 2019

Tickets from 25,00 EUR

Doors: 7 pm – 8 pm

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