Thursday, October 1, 2015

Aire: Visual Concert for Nomads at Art All Night - Nuit Blanche DC 2015



“Aire – Visual Concert for Nomads” is a cinematic, musical and poetic piece created and directed Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and Javier Moreno (composition, double bass) in collaboration with Isabelle Duverger (animation and projection mapping) that travels through time and space, for those seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever.

The piece is designed as a site-specific visual concert, conceived from an original musical suite and developed as collaboration into an allegory of images and immersive video mapped projection design on an architectural space.

Exploring the nomadic nature of our lives in a geographical and emotional level, we invite the viewer on an adventure through the senses, where love and traveling are intertwined in an inseparable way, telling the story of the ephemeral and the eternal.

Laia Cabrera: film director, filmmaker and video artist
Javier Moreno: Musical Director, Composer and double bass
Isabelle Duverger: projection mapping, visuals and animation
Musicians: Amy Kang, cello; Amanda Lo, violin; Roman Filiú, alto sax; George Dulin, keys; Jeff Davis, drums

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods. With this festival Washington, D.C. joins a global network of Nuit Blanche all night arts events that started in Paris in 2002 and has captivated audiences from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

Organized by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with H Street NE Organized by the Ibero-American Cultural Attaches Association (AACIA). With the support of SPAIN arts & culture, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Spain Culture New York.

We also presented in 2013 "Untitled Mind" in Art All Night DC as an indoor/outdoor video mapping installation.












































pictures by Isabelle Duverger

We Won! New York Innovative Award 2015 for Outstanding Performance Art Production!

"Night", our latest theater production with the New Stage Theatre Company received 1 award for Outstanding Performance Art Production

and Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger received one nomination: Outstanding Innovative Design for Projection Design
Other nominations for this play were:
Outstanding Director (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Choreography/Movement (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Lighting Design (Federico Restrepo), Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Chris Tanner)






Pictures by Jillian Hmieleski and Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 26, 2015: Aire at Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC

Aire: Visual Concert for Nomads is a cinematic, musical and poetic proposal that travels through cities, memories and time, exploring the nomadic nature of our lives.



Laia Cabrera: film director, filmmaker and video artist
Javier Moreno: Musical Director, Composer and double bass
Isabelle Duverger: projection mapping, visuals and animation
Musicians: Amy Kang, cello; Amanda Lo, violin; Roman Filiú, alto sax; George Dulin, keys; Jeff Davis, drums

Aire is a cinematic, musical and poetic piece designed as a site-specific visual concert created and directed by Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and Javier Moreno (composition, double bass) in collaboration with Isabelle Duverger (animation and projection mapping), into an allegory of images traveling thought time and space and powerfully scored by an original musical suite for those seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever.
The multimedia show merges immersive video mapped projection design with performing arts by featuring video art and live visuals with an international concert ensemble.
Aire starts with a tune whistled as an evocative element that once playing, recalls the memories, drawing the listener into images of other lives, to the cities we inhabit and live, where we fell in love and built ourselves to then leave them behind.
Exploring the nomadic nature of our lives in a geographical and emotional level, the viewer is taken on an adventure through the senses, where love and traveling are intertwined in an inseparable way, telling the story of the ephemeral and the eternal. How do you leave a country? How do you stay? How do you create ties and embrace or abandon relationships?
This visual musical score explores new ways of using the space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection. This international collaborative project was born from research and this expansive spirit.
"We use cinema, music and performing arts to challenge all preconceptions, including narrative structure, logical thinking, or boundaries with the audience. It seemed clear that the natural step for us was to join forces with artists from different disciplines to create a new language. We wanted to explore very concrete and recognizable situations in all its artistic possibilities with the ultimate goal to expand our realities and perspectives.
We approach the design as a combination of content and imagery and the way that imagery is displayed. We use different video streams to map the architectural surface, searching for new ways of staging the public space; driven by both the scenographic and dramaturgical aspects."
This project, forged in New York, searches for new forms of expression within the creative frame of contemporary art. The creation of suggestive atmospheres, sustains a collective pulse accentuated by the international diversity of its artists.

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods. With this festival Washington, D.C. joins a global network of Nuit Blanche all night arts events that started in Paris in 2002 and has captivated audiences from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

Aire at Art All Night DC: September 26, 2015 - 9pm
Bank of America Building, 722 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (corner of 8th St NE)

Showcase Concert: September 18, 2015 - 6pm King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

3rd time NYIT Award Nominee in 2015 for "Night" Outstanding Innovative Design!

Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design) for the 3rd consecutive time for The New Stage Theatre Company's production of Night at the New York Innovative Theater Awards 2015. 



Night by Charles L. Mee receives 6 IT Award nominations! Outstanding Performance Art Production, Outstanding Director (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Choreography/Movement (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Lighting Design (Federico Restrepo), Outstanding Innovative Design (Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger, Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Chris Tanner)



Night at the Theater for the New City - From April 24 to May 10, 2015

Multimedia Theater Play NIGHT with projection design, video art and animations by Spanish filmmaker and videoartist Laia Cabrera in collaboration with French projection designer and animator Isabelle Duverger. 

Inspired by Seneca's Thyestes, "Night (Thyestes 2.0)" combines sections of the classic tale with an equally dark modern vision. A whirlwind of vivid scenes bridges the torture, murder and cannibalism dogging ill-fated Tantalus to modern plagues both frightening and banal, from war crimes to YouTube vapidity. This world premiere performance brings a bold mix of standout projection design and visuals, choreography, costuming, lighting and sound to Mee’s rhapsodic vision, resulting in a night of wonderfully disorienting theatre.

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth in collaboration with:
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger - Video and Projection Design
Federico Restrepo - Lighting
Egle Paulauskaite - Costume
Galway McCullough - Fight Choreography
Jon Gilbert Leavitt - Sound Engineering

With Beth Dodye Bass*, Dana Boll, Adam Boncz, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Sofia O.C. , Catherine Correa, Geraldine Dulex, Markus Hirnigel*, Brian Linden*, Galway McCullough*, Brandon Olson*, Jeanne Lauren Smith, and Chris Tanner.
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

May-June 2015: Video and Projection Design for the Play Ronensbourgh

A place—a proposed utopian solution to all society’s problems.
The Heiber family lives in a world that’s rapidly crumbling, plagued by flawed and outdated social and political models. Meanwhile a group of aristocrats, led by Helmut Ronen, is creating the perfect city as the answer to all society’s problems: RONENSBOURGH.
Ronensbourgh is a very contemporary and highly experimental piece, written in a Heiner Müller’s style (no stage directions. No formatting. SOME CAPITAL LETTERS THAT SEEM RANDOM BUT THEY’RE NOT). The play possesses relevant questions about identity, society and home; about the conception of those ideas, and the dislodging of the very things our society holds as important.


Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

In Co-Production with AENY | Spanish Artists in New York
Written by Beatriz Cabur - Directed by Ignacio García-Bustelo
May 21 to June 7, 2015 at the IATI Theater - 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003


Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger | Video and Projection Designers
Jennifer Sipila | Set Designer - Porsche McGovern | Lighting Designer
Alfredo Tauste | Sound Designer - Yuko Nakao | Custome Designer


Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

Cast: Claudio Bandini - Mateo Franco - Sara Gozalo - Begonya Plaza - Francisco Reyes

Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

Soraya Padrao | Line Producer - Cristina Ayon-Viesca | Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Cristina Perez Ballesteros | Production Manager - Sandra Gumuzzio & Maria Gonzalez | Production Assistant
Pope Jackson | Technical Director - Allison Kadin & WowMom | Marketing

Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

Press Contacts: Yani Perez | (212) 505-6757 | yani@iatitheater.org - Maria G. | press.aeny@gmail.com

Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

$25 General - $20 Student - $20 Senior Citizen - Get Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/945590

Picture: ©Ignacio García-Bustelo

Dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00pm


Picture during rehearsal: ©Isabelle Duverger