PENELOPE IS WAITING
PEDRO VALIENTE | DIRECTOR
Award winning filmmaker, multimedia artist, writer. He has received over forty honors including awards at Berlinale and Emmy Nominee. His films have been selected in Sundance, MoMA, Whitney Biennial, Lincoln Center, Harvard University, PBS, BBC, TVE, and Canal+. In performing arts, he worked with Robert Wilson and published a book on his creative process; and trained with the Wooster Group, Trisha Brown, and Atsushi Takenouchi. He served as director of international relations at New York Film Academy. PhD Audiovisual Communication, with studies at Columbia University, he is UC3M associate professor. Born in Spain, he has lived ten years in New York and five in Mexico City, working in seventeen countries.
PALOMA ZAVALA | PERFORMANCE
Performer, director, instructor. BFA Textual Interpretation and MFA Theater by UC3M, she has trained abroad in Chekhov technique with Lenard Petit and Joanna Merlin at Michael Chekhov Association and Michael Chekhov Europe, Suzuki and Viewpoints Training with Ellen Lauren, and Commedia dell'arte in Scuola Internazionale dell'Attore Comico. Since 2009 she studies with Roberta Carreri, Odin Teatret actress in Denmark and other countries. Since 2011 she is theater professor at UC3M Theater where she also develops artistic coordination for Crossing Stages European Project.
JUAN JOSÉ TALAVERA | MUSIC
Composer trained in Madrid including studies in counterpoint, fugue, harmony, and composition with masters José Luis Turina and Valentín Ruiz. He has attended professional courses with composers Malcolm Singer, Cristóbal Halffter, and José Evangelista. He is author of contemporary music and concert music interested on mixing the musical expression into performing and visual arts. Jeffrey Jacob, Sebastián Mariné, Cuarteto Leonor, and Sax Ensemble have played his works. He is member of AMCC (Madrid Composer Association.
ALFREDO MIRALLES | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Contemporary dance performer, cultural manager, filmmaker. His work in artistic production links a background in dance and project management. Since 2009, he combines his work in Aula de las Artes at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) with writing on dance mostly as a critic in the magazine SusyQ. He is developing his own language mixing visual media and the art of movement.
IRENE GÓMEZ | EDITOR
Performer, filmmaker. Editor, producer, and director of film work for Crossing Stages European Project. She works at Communication Department in Aula de las Artes UC3M. She has performed at UC3M Theater Company, and now she develops artistic work at Performing Lab directed by Paloma Zavala. BFA Audiovisual Communication and MFA Mass Media Research at UC3M.
DANIEL RODRÍGUEZ DEL POZO | PHOTOGRAPHY
Producer, director, cinematographer. Audiovisual/multimedia communication and transmedia storytelling professional. Director of EnTren New Media and MasMag, interactive magazine pioneer in Ibero America. He has worked in Europe and Latin America for TVE, Cuatro, BBC, Arte France, History Channel, RAI, Caracol TV, INCAA, and Unesco. Graduated with Ibermedia international scholarship in Creative Documentary at Universidad del Valle (Colombia), and in Management and Production of Documentary Film at TAI Madrid.
JUAN MANUEL NÚÑEZ | STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Visual artist, airline captain. Creative and adaptable freelance team player with a multidisciplinar professional outlook on commissioned projects including art, photography, painting, design, and aviation assisting. BFA Fine Arts at Francisco de Vitoria, has recently attended a Course on Creativity and Spiritual Photography in La Máquina. He has developed works on corporate image and graphic design, personal photo projects, and contemporary painting. He is Emotional Intelligence specialist, and professor on Aeronautic Human Resources at Universidad Camilo José Cela. Airline captain since 1995.
CROSSING STAGES EUROPEAN PROJECT
| With the support of the Culture Program of the European Union |
SPAIN Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
SONSOLES HERREROS | PROJECT MANAGER
SERGIO BLANCO | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PEDRO VALIENTE | COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR
EVA SANZ | DANCE DIRECTOR
ABEL GONZÁLEZ MELO | THEATER DIRECTOR
PALOMA ZAVALA | ARTISTIC COORDINATOR
LAURA GONZÁLEZ | ASSISTANT MANAGER
ALFREDO MIRALLES | COMMUNICATION
IRENE GÓMEZ | COMMUNICATION
PEDRO DEL VALLE | WEBSITE
NURIA RODRÍGUEZ | SOCIAL MEDIA
CRISTINA TAPIADOR | DOCUMENTATION
MIGUEL ÁNGEL MATEO | ADMINISTRATION
FRANCE Université Paris Diderot
BERNADETTE BRICOUT | CULTURE VICE-DEAN
CHRISTIANE FORTASSIN | CULTURE DIRECTOR
ISABELLE BARBERIS | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
ALINE JAULIN | PERFORMER, SCHOLAR
SHIRLEY NICLAIS | PERFORMER, SCHOLAR
ODYSSEAS FISAS | PERFORMER, SCHOLAR
SLOVENIA University of Ljubljana
MAJA SABEC | DIRECTOR, SCHOLAR
ALEJANDRO RODRÍGUEZ | SCHOLAR
GEMMA SANTIAGO ALONSO | SCHOLAR
PORTUGAL Association A.S.T.A.
RUI PIRES | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
SERGIO MANUEL PEREIRA | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
MARCO LEONE | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
SERENA BERTINI | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR