William is a performing arts critic and researcher based in Hong Kong. After getting his B.A.(Hon.) degree in Language & Communication from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MFA degree in Media Design & Technology from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, William worked in the field of education, media production and publication for a decade. He then went back to campus in Europe and completed a double MA degree in International Performance Research awarded by the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) in 2015.
William was the Editor of dance journal/hk published by Hong Kong Dance Alliance between October 2019 and December 2021. He is currently working as a full-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwun Tong), leading a Higher Diploma programme in Artiste and Cultural Management.
Born and based in Hong Kong, Lee’s undergraduate was English literature and her postgraduate focus areas were Global Business and Arts Administration. She worked in the fields of publishing and advertising before moving into the cultural field. She is currently a lecturer, art editor, critic, and stage producer. She is also a Hong Kong Arts Development Council assessor (dance, visual arts) and advisor (art critic group, 2016-2022). She co-authored Unspoken Dance, a research on Hong Kong's dance between 1950 and 1970. Her essays and reviews have been published in printed and online publications in HK, Macau, Taiwan and Germany.
Hannah Finnimore works in dance marketing and is based in Yorkshire, UK. She has studied a wide variety of dance styles since 2006, and holds a first class Dance BA from the University of Surrey. Her dissertation, examining choreography in horror, received the Pauline Hodgsen Memorial Award for the Best Piece of Dance Analysis.
She has undertaken a placement year with Hofesh Shechter Company, and acted as a One Dance UK Ambassador. She participated in Siobhan Davies Dance's Next Choreography Programme and East London Dance's Fi.ELD Producer's programme. Since 2021, she has worked extensively in arts marketing in Northern England.
Hannah currently works with Yorkshire Dance, where she has supported the promotion of numerous festivals and community co-productions. She continues to pursue her interests in dance in cinema, and the role of the arts in place-making and identity-making.
Luke Macaronas is an experimental performance maker, writer and producer from Naarm (Melbourne) of Greek and Serbian descent. Drawing on his training in Balkan folk dance, transcultural theatre, cabaret, ballet and butoh, as well as queer subculture and Christian ritual, his work seeks to revive theatre as an ecstatic intervention on the mundane. Luke is a member of the internationally acclaimed Japanese physical theatre company Gekidan Kaitaisha (Theatre of Deconstruction), and has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Art History and Theatre Studies from The University of Melbourne. He completed his Honours thesis with the Naarm-based theatre company Rawcus, researching the aesthetics of sensation and affect in disability theatre. He lives between Athens, Tokyo and Naarm.
Daria Ancuța (RO) is a 21-year-old theatre critic, playwright and emerging dance writer based in Bucharest. Currently a third-year student at The National University of Theatre and Film “I. L. Caragiale”, where she is pursuing a BA degree in Theatre Criticism & Cultural Management. Writing her final thesis on the relationship between artistic creation and critical reception, she is passionate about understating the dynamics of the artist-critic duo in both theatre and dance. Her articles and reviews have been published in the two most important performing arts magazines in Romania – Scena.ro and Teatrul azi. Daria is also editor-in-chief of Dissolved Magazine – an online platform through which she strives to promote young arts journalists in Romania and engage readers in a dynamic cultural dialogue. Since 2020, she has participated in a wide range of international theatre and dance festivals as a critic, curator and moderator for panel discussions. Given the fact that she comes from an academical background mainly focused on theatre, the first step in overcoming her imposter syndrome when writing about dance was her participation in the Resolution Review 2024 programme at The Place (London).
Graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse with a degree in Performing Arts in 2015, he threw himself fully into creation. He created Collective/less in 2018, whose first piece Mémoire d'un Oubli will be released in January 2019. As a performer, he works with several companies. In 2020, following his confinement, he resumed his studies with a master's degree in project management and international cultural establishments at Lyon 2 University, working at the Alliance Française de Gaborone, the théâtre les Bambous in Réunion and the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne. Since 2022, he has been combining the resumption of his artistic projects, the start of a dance criticism project aimed at young artists, the search for projects as a choreographic performer, and support for the production, development and dissemination of circus companies. September 2024 will see the release of the Kulture.S podcast, which will have fun popularizing the vocabulary of the choreographic field, and in September 2025 with a creation for young audiences in cooperation with Botswana: L0 (l'ailleurs est l'avant).
Robin Lamothe : Directeur artistique - Collective/less
Ingeborg Zackariassen is an artist, performer, choreographer and writer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has 24 years of professional experience as a dancer with companies such as GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Skånes Dansteater and Norwegian National Ballet. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Contemporary Performative Arts at Gothenburg University, where she applies her own artistic dialogical method to investigate interactions between text, movement and photography. Ingeborg has completed courses in philosophy, writing, dramaturgy and photography at GU, SKH, Högskolan i Dalarna, Kulturakademin and Valand Art Academy, and currently works as a communicator of dance for the independent stage 3:e Våningen. Since 2023, she has written a series of interviews with choreographers which has been published by OmDans and Scenkonstguiden. Ingeborg is co-founder and artistic director of No Deadline art initiative, and curates the annual interdisciplinary art festival RABBIT/DUCK.
Simina Popescu (RO) (they/she) is an author, illustrator and journalist from (and momentarily based in) Bucharest, Romania, with a degree in Graphic Communication Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Simina's debut graphic novel, Leap, a queer coming of age story set in a Romanian ballet school, is out this fall under Macmillan US. The research for this book took them into a deep exploration of the local classical and contemporary communities, as well as incited a great love for dancing herself. Whenever they're not drawing or writing, Simina can be found sneaking in to watch rehearsals at the Bucharest National Opera or moving her creaky knees on marley floors around the world, from Batsheva's Suzanne Dellal centre to Alvin Ailey's in New York.
Francesc Nel·lo Deakin (DE/ES/AU) is a dancer and writer currently working as a freelancer in Germany. He studied at the Koninklijke Balletschool van Antwerpen and at the Hamburg Ballet school, after which he joined the young dance company ITDansa in Barcelona. He then became a member of the Hessisches Staatsballett in Wiesbaden and danced there for four years, performing works by choreographers like Sharon Eyal, Imre & Marne van Opstal and Xie Xin. Having now entered the world of freelance work, he is looking to expand into other fields of art such as dance and film criticism, as well as writing fiction. He received a small prize in 2023 for a short story written in Catalan in the "XXVII Certamen Literari Alba Sant Jordi".