Saturday, December 22, 2012

Garden of Delights Reviews: Summary on our Projection Design, Videoart & Animation

Photo by Lee Wexler, Images For Innovation

"Photo of the week: Garden of Delights
New Stage Theatre Company's Ildiko Nemeth directs a multimedia revival of Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal's 1968 look inside the psyche of a disturbed actress."
- Time Out New York # 886 (November 29 - December 5, 2012)

First and foremost, a message from Fernando Arrabal himself:
"j'ai trouvé  votre  réalisation fantastique , originale , colorée et très ryhmée … un vrai travail inventif, une authentique recherche de la polysémie du texte... et de sa mise en scène… je crois que Jérôme Bosch lui-même aurait apprécié cette approche, sa fantaisie à la fois maîtrisée et apparemment débridée… les vidéos... j'aimerais qu 'un spectacle de cette qualité puisse connaître le succès qu'il mérite… félicitez toute l'équipe encore une fois... je garde un souvenir ému de ma soirée... " - Fernando Arrabal, writer of Garden of Delights
Translation: "I found your realization fantastic, original, colorful and very rhythmical... A truly inventive work, an authentic research of the text polysemy... and of its staging... I believe Jerome Bosch himself would have enjoyed this approach, his fantasy at once controlled and seemingly unbridled... the videos... I would love that a show of this quality that it meets the success it deserves... Congratulate all the team once more... I have fond memories of my evening..."

"DARK AND DELIGHTFUL" - Stage and Cinema

"many of the time/space transformations are accomplished with the aid of video images projected onto several flats set up on the stage (projection design, video-art and animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger). It’s an interesting concept, creating multi-layered, colorful worlds." - Stage and Cinema

"It is a stimulating, modern production, full of techno music and video projections, including snippets of Bosch's famous painting The Garden of Earthly Delights." -

"The projections and videos by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger make for an incredibly colorful and sensual performance. Scenery changes every few seconds, and video projections show Lais's soliloquies from many different angles." -

"Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, provide a simple clean set of flats with marvelous projections playing on them, including Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, and a huge egg as a prop, and there is a terrific soundscape with music by Jon Gilbert Leavitt. Lighting by Federico Restrepo enhances everything. Nemeth has directed with great timing and synchronization of sound, projections and acting, and she can capture you into the strange Arrabal’s surreal universe: an artistic adventure well done." -

Photos above by Isabelle Duverger

Photo by Lee Wexler, Images For Innovation