Saturday, November 12, 2011

November11-12, 2011: Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call

A site-specific audience-interactive multimedia dance
November 11-12, 2011 at 7:45pm
At The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

by Caryn Heilman / LiquidBody Dance
Music By Nana Simopoulos with Café Da Silva and Dawn Avery
Video Art Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Lighting Design by Stacy-Jo Marine
Featuring Emilie Conrad and Luisa Teish

Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call is about water – the water in our bodies, the ancient seas where life began, and the flowing streams that sustain us. The multimedia performance includes the collaboration of video-artist and filmmaker Laia Cabrera with LiquidBody Company/Caryn Heilman, choreographer and former soloist with Paul Taylor Dance Company, and guest appearances by visionary Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad and noted author, storyteller and Chair of the World Orisha Congress Committee on Women's Issues, Luisah Teish; Nana Simopoulos, world music composer and musician; Cafe Da Silva, Brazilian percussionist; Dawn Avery, Native American cellist and vocalist; Vaso Dimitriou, Greek guitarist; Isabelle Duverger, visual artist and installation-maker.

LiquidBody creates stunning multimedia dance, video and music events, involving the audience in the exploration of motion and sound. "Resonant Streams An Ancient Call" is a site-specific audience-interactive multimedia dance piece featuring a cast of ten dancers, three live musicians, two multimedia artists creating virtual costumes and set. Created for the the St. John the Divine Cathedral's The Value of Water series that includes a visual art exhibit on display every day until 5p, Resonant Streams hopes to provide an experience of ourselves as water, of our interconnectedness to all water everywhere and of our origins in the ancient primordial seas. When we immerse ourselves in water, we are able to release and recreate our form responsively as we connect through resonance to each other. to our ancient roots, to our planet and beyond, and to creative potential.

apart of The Value of Water exhibition

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine - 11047 Amsterdam Avenue - New York, NY-10025

Poster designed by Isabelle Duverger

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011: Walk-Pasa-Bouge at Micro Marche, Brussels, Belgium

Walk Pasa Bouge (video performance concert)
by Cia LORROJO, Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
A 3-video stream mapped in the space, with aerial work and live sound.
Walk Pasa Bouge is a live video concert-performance conceived by an international group of artists in various disciplines that sits somewhere between experimental music, film-making, theater-dance and digital art.

Performing at the Micro-Marché, whithin the Festival Hopla, Festival of Circus Arts of Brussels, Belgium, Saturday April 16, 2011

Laia Cabrera (visuals, Spain, based in New York)
Maite San Juan (silk aerial, Spain)
Brice Malahude (experimental music, France)
Remotely, Isabelle Duverger (Mapping of Projections, New York)

Poster by Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shifting Gaze is closing the Video-Art Festival Region Zero, 2011

Installation Performance Shifting Gaze at the King Juan Carlos Center. Closing the Festival Region Ø
A Video-Art-Music Installation by Laia Cabrera in collaboration with Erica Glyn and Isabelle Duverger



Shifting Gaze is a film and video-art-music installation about CHOICE, DESIRE and MEMORY. Conceived and directed by Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video-artist) and created in collaboration with Erica Glyn (music production, composer and singer) and Isabelle Duverger (photography and graphic animations). The project nature is based on creative collaboration between different disciplines. Shifting Gaze looks at our feeling of place and time in its most stripped down state: simply ‘being’. Hovering on the borders of consciousness, the film is an exploration of both event and human presence. The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. Drawing on the fragments-presence of the body, faces, urban construction, nature, textures and remains of activity, this quadriptych takes you to the submerged, the transformed, the no longer visible.



Friday, March 18, 2011

March 16-18, 2011: The Road to Happiness

US Premiere of of award winning playwright Ursula Knoll

The Road To Happiness
A play written by Ursula Knoll
Directed by Markus Hirnigel
Projection designed by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Stage Manager: Samantha Davis
Light Designer: Federico Restrepo
Actors: Ragini Bhaumik, Margi Douglas, Brady Kirchberg, Markus Hirnigel & Stephanie Schmiderer

Presented March 16-18 at the Austrian Cultural Forum

THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS is a dark comedy or to quote the playwright a "hypercomedy" about 4 individuals caught up in "Reigen-like" relationships on their very own roads to happiness – in search of success, beauty, meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
Erna (Ragini Bhaumik), the career driven Master of Business graduate turned housewife and mother; her friend Brigitte (Margi Douglas), proud owner of a designer store; Andreas (Brady Kirchberg), Erna's boyfriend who loves the outdoors and Reinhardt (Markus Hirnigel) the neoconservative businessman.
These four protagonists are accompanied by a narrator (Stephanie Schmiderer) who in the course of the play reveals herself as Magda Quandt unveiling dormant fascist traits in the characters and drawing frightening parallels to ideology of the Third Reich.