Saturday, December 22, 2012

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

Garden of Delights | Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater | November 15th to December 2nd, 2012
New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animation) for Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger 


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." -



The New Stage Theatre Company updates Arrabal's tale of Lais' dazzling and bizarre journey in this mesmeric production directed by Ildiko Nemeth, with video projection designers Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Through a carefully crafted imaginary, the play depict some of the ways that today's culture - celebrity-obsessed to an unprecedented degree - and the preponderance of certain primal behaviors within that culture, may inform the audience's interpretation of Arrabal's premise.

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth / New Stage Theatre Company
Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Choreography by Catherine Correa and Ildiko Nemeth in collaboration with the Actors
Lighting Design by Federico Restrepo |
Set Design by Ildiko Nemeth | Original Score by Jon Gilbert Leavitt
Cast: Kaylin Lee Clinton, Belle Caplis, Brandon Olson*, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Francisca Magalhães, Valerie Miller, Florencia Minniti, Devin Nelson, Emma Pettersson, Alexandra Pike, Juliana Silva, and Jeanne Lauren Smith (*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)
Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin | Press Agent: DARR Publicity

Garden of Delights is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is supported, in part, by Spain Culture New York- Consulate General of Spain: a member of the network Spain Arts and Culture. Cage provided by

Photos above by Isabelle Duverger

Photo by Lee Wexler, Images For Innovation

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 19-21, 2012: Landscapes of the Soul performance installation

La Mama presents:
LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUL - A World-Jazz multimedia concert

Nacho Arimany Trio:
(Nacho Arimany - Ethnic Drumset, Guitar and Voice; Robert Rodriguez – Piano; Michael O’Brian - Bass)
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger: Projection Design, Video Art and Live Drawing

74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery and 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003
October 19 – October 21, 2012 - 19th and 20th at 10pm, Oct 21, 5.30pm

Landscapes of the Soul is the Collaboration between composer and multi-instrumentalist Nacho Arimany and Video-Artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger in a poetic journey through Cross-cultural Sounds, Jazz and Video-Art.

By using an array of musical traditions from around the world, composer and multi-instrumentalist Nacho Arimany offers a poetic expression that engages the audience in experiencing free interaction between different artistic disciplines with pianist Robert Rodriguez and bassist Michael O’Brien, in conjunction with Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger’s richly evocative Video-Art. The incorporation of Jazz , Video-Art and Live Digital Drawing opens the space for tradition to be transformed and actualized by a new experience of collective creation. The result is a poetic and cinematic journey that envelops the viewer, revealing both surprising and explosive shapes of creation.

Design for the installation

Installation - testing with visuals (not yet mapped in space)

Installation mapped


Poster, Illustration and photography by Isabelle Duverger

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

July 2012: NYeC "How the SHIN-NY Makes Life Better" Campaign

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) is a network of information transmitted between users. Like the internet, as more users connect, it grows, evolves, and becomes more secure, efficient, and easy to use.

Created by Isabelle Duverger
Sound Design by Laia Cabrera
Original Script by Caroline Dworin / NYeC

The videos we created at Laia Cabrera and Co. for New York eHealth Collaborative are award winners! We won the 34th Annual Telly Awards as well as the AVA award

Friday, June 15, 2012

2010-2011: Performances with Nacho Arimany

At the Tea Lounge, Brooklyn, New York

At BAM cafe, Brooklyn, New York

At Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

Poster designed by Isabelle Duverger

Monday, May 14, 2012

Opener for Accelerator Conference 2012 at The Times Center, NYC

May 10, 2012: Opener animation for New York Digital Health Accelerator Information Event 2012 at The Times Center, NYC 

This event brings together movers and shakers of the entrepreneurial health IT community: Healthcare providers and senior-level administrators of Health Homes organizations, start-up software development companies, healthcare policy makers, and strategic investors.

The New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) is a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York City Investment Fund for early- and growth-stage digital health companies that are developing cutting edge technology products in care coordination, patient engagement, analytics and message alerts for healthcare providers.

Created by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Original Script by Caroline Dworin / NYeC
Artistic Director Andrea Costa

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 2012: "Beautiful" Music Video by Laia Cabrera on song by Erica Glyn

BEAUTIFUL - Erica Glyn - Album "Static"
Film directed and edited by Laia Cabrera
Assistant director - Isabelle Duverger
Music by Erica Glyn and Blair Wells
"Beautiful" music mix by Chris Lord-Alge
Special thanks to Matthieu Befve and Omar Andrade

visuals©laiacabrera / music©ericaglyn
New York 2012