FIREBIRD - redux!!


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VERY excited to work with Conductor JONATHON HEYWARD on my upcoming original production of FIREBIRD!

JONATHON is forging a career as one the most exciting conductors of his generation. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, the young American was also selected to be part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017/18 Dudamel Conducting Fellowship program.

Collaborating with some beautiful folks for our mad take on the eternal Firebird. In addition to the fabulous team at LA PHIL, Cathy Cooper is designing, Conner Marx is our Stravinsky and dancers are Kelsey Landers, Isaac Huerta, Baden Silva, Derek Schiesel and Ty Wells. Hope you can join us for some truly extraordinary music and story.

Firebird

Saturday, Dec 2 - 11am | Saturday, Dec 9 - 11am

https://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youth/2017-12-02

 

EVA


Super excited to announce that NATIONAL SAWDUST, an incubator for contemporary music in Brooklyn, has given us a residency to begin the creation of our new opera EVA.

EVA is a new 75-minute opera scored for five vocalists, chamber orchestra and electronics with a libretto drawn from the recently published Diaries of visual artist Eva Hesse. Thunderstruck with pain, Eva collapses in her loft hurtling us back in time to confront the pivotal artistic and personal moments of her tragically short life.

Composer - Anna Clyne

Libretto - Kitty McNamee and Jocelyn Clarke 

Dramaturg - Jocelyn Clarke

Conceived by Kitty McNamee


About NATIONAL SAWDUST

National Sawdust (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

In a city teeming with venues, NS is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

https://nationalsawdust.org

4 and score


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excited to have our film in 4 festivals...thrilled for composer Ali Helnwein's nomination for best score @ Kerry Film Festival and honored to receive an award of merit for Female Filmakers from Best Shorts Competition!

directing and festivals and films - oh my!


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How PERFECT is it that my first short film as a director, The Yellow Room, will have it's World Premiere at the Kerry Film Festival in Co. Kerry Ireland!!!!! The following month it will be screening at the Olympia Film Festival and hopefully more to come!

Happily I had some incredible collaborators on this project including Jim Doyle - my talented DP and co-producer, dancers Jessica Gadzinski and Junji Dezaki, composer Ali Helnwein, and editor Arielle Zakowski

For more details on production and upcoming screenings you can visit The Yellow Room 

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LA TRAVIATA - San Diego Spotlight Doc

la traviata opened at the san diego opera last weekend! it was a thrill to work with mrs. domingo again. the talent in san diego is outstanding! i was also really happy to work with some of the returning artists such as dancer louis williams, peabody southwell, and brenton ryan. 

i was so proud of the dancers, they were gorgeous - louis williams, sergey kheylik, mikaella abitbol, noel dilworth, danielle dorsch, jessica gadzinski, bernadette torres, and susan vishmid.

check out the UCTV documentary below...it's cued up to the dance segment.

photo: craig t. matthew

photo: craig t. matthew

photo: j. katarzyna woronowicz johnson

photo: j. katarzyna woronowicz johnson

opera spotlight documentary...the dance and traviata:

Schnitger/Koenigsberg/McNamee...mini DOCUMENTARY

COLLABORATION IS KEY!

Reshma Gajjar | photo: Diana Koenigsberg | design: Lara Schnitger

Reshma Gajjar | photo: Diana Koenigsberg | design: Lara Schnitger

Choreographing The Wheel for Hysterica was a kinetic adventure! Collaborating with artist/designer Lara Schnitger truly expanded my way of thinking about structure, movement and design.

Friend and collaborator Diana Koenigsberg captured the creativity in a one of a kind photo shoot featuring choreography, design and performance with dancers Reshma Gajjar, Andy Acosta, Hunter Hamilton, Marlon Pelayo, Justine Clark and Tara Brook.

COLLABORATION IS KEY!

 

Belly "Ballerina"

 

 

So excited to have collaborated with Spanish director Ramon Ayala, who's work is known for its "strong sense of beauty, emotion and raw nature" on BELLY'S  Official "Ballerina" video. 

I appreciated Ramon's natural and poetic sense of storytelling, the aesthetics are high!

Belly was super generous and kind to us dance folk and star Natalia Barulich is indeed a true ballerina and a great beauty. Our other beautiful ballerinas were Stephanie Kim, Katherine Cowgill, Morgan Quinn, and Jessica Gadzinksi.