Piotr Dumała (born 9 July 1956 in Warsaw) is a Polishfilm director and animator. He is noted for his animation technique. While training to be a sculptor, he discovered that scratching images into painted plaster could be a beautiful way to create animations. This is only one technique of a method called destructive animation, where one image is erased (in this case, painted over) and re-drawn to create the next frame in the sequence. William Kentridge is another artist who works in this destructive way. Dumala's main themes, and the way to show them, recall ostensibly the world of writer Franz Kafka. His film Crime and Punishment was included in the Animation Show of Shows.
Thierre De Mey (born 28 February 1956 in Brussels) is a musician and filmmaker from Belgium. After studying film at the IAD, he continued to studying music composition and contemporary dance after meeting Fernand Schirren, for whose works he has written original incidental music. He works primarily with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Michèle Anne De Mey, his youngest sister.
He is the founder of the contemporary music ensemble Maximalist!, and he has participated in other important projects such as New Music and Ictus Ensemble, for which he has composed several works. In 1993 he joined a class atIRCAM, where he developed his interest in electronic music. He was composer in residence at the Conservatory of Strasbourg and the Musica Festival in 2001 and 2002.
Since 2005 he has been one of four new directors of Charleroi / Danses, coordinating the multidisciplinary activities of the center choreography.
Dom Svobode, 2000 21 études à danser, 1998 Remanences, 2010 Love Sonnets, 1993 Counter Phrases (excerpts), 2004