Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 26, 2010: Claim Your Place Video Installation Performance

Claim Your Place: A multimedia performance
by Nuria Legarda, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Music and Live sound by Erica Glyn and Nana Simopoulos
Artistic Collaborators Caryn Heilman and Aleksandar Kostic and Leo Castro

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Centro Español NYC
239 W. 14th Street (Between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY

"Claim Your Place” is a video-installation created for large scale outdoor or indoor spaces that sits somewhere between filmmaking, theater-dance, digital art and sound design.

This project explores beauty, desire and violence. It emerged from an encounter between Nuria Legarda and Laia Cabrera, two innovate Spanish/Catalan artists and creators. The video installation performance surrounds the audience with real-time projections as well as pre-recorded ones, putting them center stage and takes the audience on a unique journey by merging cinematic art, dance, photography, theater and visual arts. The various physical and virtual elements of Claim Your Place creates a sensorial landscape of storytelling.

Open to the Public. Donations benefit the Topia Arts Center
which is a not for profit organization.

Topia Arts Center is a green performing arts and education center in development in Adams, MA offering quality music, dance, film, theater and visual arts exhibits as well as residencies and educational opportunities dedicated to creativity and art that is environmentally and socially responsible.
Poster by Isabelle Duverger

May 17, 2010: Playing Equality in ReACT, Valencia, Spain!

“Playing Equality” is a multidisciplinary media art show, dance and theater created by artist Puy Navarro and commissioned by the Generalitat Valenciana, as the International University Forum 2009 held in November 2009 in New York, entitled “Eradication of Poverty: A challenge for all universities in the world."
The piece starts with videos of the visual artist Laia Cabrera, including fragments of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The show continues with a section of contemporary dance theater by Puy Navarro and Argentinian actor/dancer David Ponce. The choreography is inspired by the events described in the famous play “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman. In the play, Paulina is a woman who was brutally tortured years ago during the era of dictatorship in her country. With the passage of time, and in a democratic political transition, Paulina believes she recognizes her tormentor. The moral dilemma arises when Paulina feels the impulse to do to her tormentor the same things that he had done to ger. Finally, after the dance, a scene from “The Death and the Maiden” is performed by Puy Navarro and Francisco Reyes.
Director: Kristi Spessard
Video Projections: Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Performers: Fran Reyes, David Ponce, Puy Navarro
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 2010: FIT TDM Trailer Video

Directed and edited by Laia Cabrera
Photography and animations by Isabelle Duverger

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 5th, 2010: FIT TDM Trailer presentation, NYC

at Alumni Dinner 2010, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

6min video
Edited by Laia Cabrera
Graphic Animations and Still Photography by Isabelle Duverger