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 & Victoria LUCAI
Nick Sample is the son of the legendary jazz pianist Joe Sample, for whom Nick played bass for over
years. He also performed with well-known artists Ray Parker Jr., Nils Landgren, and Randy Crawford.
veteran of the music industry, Nick is now a creator and producer on an international platform.
within a Creole family, Nick is proud to share his ancestry in HOODOO, celebrating the music and
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
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
in introducing the world of HOODOO.
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.
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.
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
design in Stock- holm and became the first recipient of the Mercedes Benz young fashion industry awards
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
& 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.
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