Sunday, October 28, 2018

"Trojan Women" - Multimedia Theater at JCTC, November 2018

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Trojan Women, a modern multimedia and multilingual adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, directed by Olga Levina, JCTC's Artistic Director.
A foreign army marches through the defeated city of Troy. They destroy every vestige of civilization left after a brutal war. They’ve slaughtered the men and captured the women, whom they brutally assault and separate from their children. Will the only survivors of Troy be massacred as well? Will the women be forced into marriage or slavery by their conquerors or will they be made to live like refugees in their devastated city, subject to the whims and desires of the occupying soldiers?
Trojan Woman is that rare work of literature that has gained more power and relevance with time... JCTC’s production of Trojan Women highlights women's strength, wisdom and compassion and is meant to spark a conversation about the ways “the others” are dehumanized through prejudice, oppression and violence in society. For thousands of years, men have fought wars, but women endure the aftermath, binding the wounds, mopping up the blood and stitching civilization back together. JCTC has brought diverse team of artists from multiple arts disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create Trojan Women for 21st century audiences.

JCTC/Merseles Studios November 2-18; Thursday-Saturday, 8:00-9:30; Sunday, 6:00-7:30

Tatyana Zbirovskaya, Hecuba | Natalia Volkodaeva, Andromache | Mahalet Dejene, Cassandra | Dina Manganaris, Helen
Naya A. Desir-Johnson, Astyanax | Steven Martin, Athena/Greek soldier | Zach Hendrickson, Poseidon/Greek soldier Kevin Terwin, Menelaus/Greek soldier | Oliver Henry Fishman, Talthybius/Greek soldier
Trojan Women: Paula de Lima Torres, Daphnee McMaster, Julia Malinovskaya, Lorena Ibeth Marin Ortiz, Te'ena Klein, Claudia Godi, Sylvana Joyce, Ariel Guidry, Aizzah Fatima
Greeks: Sanio Kurtesevic, John St. Croix

Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger – Scenography, Projection Mapping and Video Art
Steven Vessella – Stage Manager | Frank Ippolito – Art and Set Designer and Construction
Lance A Michel – Lighting Designer, Tech Director | Fernando Ayres – Venue Manager, Technician Matthew Holowienka - Costume Designer | Lucy Rovetto – Still Photography | Jenny Brover – Art Photography | Ekaterina Abramova – Artist, Cover Image
Marketing: Timothy Herrick – Publicity | Bang Chau – graphic design, photography

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pictures by Isabelle Duverger

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Shifting Gaze", "Untitled Mind" and "Quantum" at JCAST HQ 2018

JCAST converted a raw space at the Pathside Building, Jersey City’s future world-class arts & culture community center, into a museum-quality gallery space–JCAST HQ.
October 4-7, 2018 at 84 Sip Ave, Journal Square, Jersey City
Event Producer Sophie Penkrat/Curator Tina Maneca

We presented there 3 site-specific video installations: "Shifting Gaze", "Untitled Mind" and "Quantum".

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"Untitled Mind" is a multilayered mapped installation conceived as a short film video dance piece that explores the otherness in the self, focusing on the idea of the mirrored one, the creative ability, the dream, the unconscious mind. Directed and filmed by Laia Cabrera, the piece is based on an original idea by Catherine Correa in collaboration with awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia. The piece features two actors/dancers Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham with production design and visual effects by Isabelle Duverger, music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, sound design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre and Arooj Aftab.

"Shifting Gaze" is a film-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, composer and singer) and Isabelle Duverger (animation and mapping). Shifting Gaze is a film about identity, about making choices, a memory in act. Drawing from the body, faces, urban patterns, nature and remains of activity, the piece explores a notion of choice, linked to desire and memory –choice being the present, memory representing the past and desire, the drive for a future. Underneath these mirrored imageries lie many stories about limits, freedom and self-perception.

"Quantum" is a series of videoart pieces about time, life and space by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger