SO happy to be back @ LA Opera - this production is near and dear to my heart! Celebrating over 12 years of working with the fabulous Domingo family! Brava to my beautiful dancers - you make my work a pleasure!
I'm very excited to be returning to LA Opera for their 2018-2019 season! I'll be opening the season with Don Carlo starring Placido Domingo, and closing the season with my art deco production of La Traviata directed by Marta Domingo.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
the making of LA TRAVIATA
From the first day of taping down the rehearsal space, to costumes, stagehands constructing the set, dancers, singers, to the buzz and excitement of opening night, photographer J Kat documented the behind the scenes experience of the making of La Traviata.
Enthusiastic, creative and energetic, Katarzyna Woronowicz, Kat for short, is a generous collaborator!
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Kat immigrated to the United States in 1983. Clearly grateful to be doing what she loves, her infectious joie de vivre is capturing the moment in a unique and fresh way. Provoking thought. Inciting a grin. Moving the heart. I owe a big THANK YOU to Kat for the warm memories and rare photos of me at work!
Visit Jkatphoto to explore the full photo essay and see more of Kat's insightful work.
I have spent far too long writing this entry for my blog!!! Vincent Paterson is such a tremendous inspiration to me! At every turn i discovered beautiful, groundbreaking creations and could NOT resist watching. He has generated innovative, iconic work that is embedded in and literally shifted pop culture. I'm looking forward to his future projects and continue to draw inspiration from his focus, creativity and generosity.
In addition to his expansive credits (some of my favorites are Dancer in the Dark for Bjork, Smooth Criminal for MIchael Jackson and Express Yourself for Madonna) this stood out to me as i studied his bio:
"He is respected and loved by those with whom he creates for his focused work ethic, his originality, his appreciation of his collaborators, his respect for his artists and his generosity of spirit."
LA Opera, one of my absolute favorite places to work, has unveiled a new initiative to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary! click below to read about the brilliant 30/30/30 Club, created under the leadership of President and CEO Christopher Koelsch
below is a peek behind the scenes of one of my production of "Romeo et Juliette" starring Nino Machaidze and Vittorio Grigolo
beautiful memories! photos of some of my choreography for LA Opera productions: