Gabriele Smiriglia’s career has been an eclectic mix of light creation, video and photography. During his studies he also attended the Ipotesi Cinema film school in Bologna, headed by the directors Ermanno Olmi and Mario Brenta. As a light designer, he trained with Michele Sambin at the TAM Teatro Musica in Padua, Henk Danner from the company Emio Greco|PC in Amsterdam and Emmanuel Ferreira at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier (Comédie Française) in Paris.
During his research, he wrote a dissertation entitled “The Dramaturgy of Light in Contemporary Dance” at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Theater Studies) and at the University of Padua (Performing Arts and Multimedia Production).
In the dance world, he has collaborated since 2012 with the company Emio Greco|PC as a videographer, and with the dancer-neuroscientist Asaf Bachrach. He also works as a light and film designer with the theater directors Marcus Borja and Hakim Bah.
In September 2017, he was assistant director on Lucia Filippone’s film Li chiamavano Ribelli, primed at the 74 Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice.
He is the film designer at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, at the MC93, at La Scala Paris and at the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, aswell as the lighting designer of Silvia Costa’s Nel Paese from Inverno. He has collaborated with Marcus Borja on Le Chant des Signes (2015) Théâtre (2016-2017), Intranquillité (2016-2017), Bacchantes (2017) and Zones en Travaux (2019). He was light designer in the Saint Denis Basilica for the exhibition “From Napoleon to Louis Philippe, François Debret, Romantic architect” (2018-2020).
In 2016, he and the director Linda Duskova created the “Musée sonique” workshop for the University of Paris 8, an immersive sound platform at the Louvre Museum.
Lucas Lelièvre has worked with the Birgit Ensemble since 2015: creating sound and video installations and acting in Pour un prélude, before being sound designer for Memories of Sarajevo, Dans les ruines d'Athènes and Les oubliés Alger-Paris in 2017.
In 2018, he began a collaboration with Elise Chatauret on Saint Felix, enquête sur un hameau français, Lorraine de Sagazan for L’absence de père, and with Léa Girardet and Julie Bertin for Le syndrome du banc de touche. He has worked with Marcus Borja on the sound design of Théâtre, Intranquilité and Bacchantes.
Since 2016, Clémence Martens has worked in the development of artists supported by Histoire de… in administration, production and distribution.