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GARDEN OF DELIGHTS by Arrabal - Theater for the New City - New York City 2012

New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee for Garden of Delights Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art
and Animations) for The New Stage Theatre Company's production of Garden of Delights at the New York Innovative Theater Awards 2013.

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.

Garden of Delights showcases the vivid and surrealist imagination of controversial Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, whose work explores
complicated themes of sexuality, violence, good, and evil. Lais, a celebrated but troubled actress, fields calls from a live studio audience while
ensconced in her palatial home. The lines between reality, dream and memory are blurred as Lais interacts with figures from her past and with
Zenon, an ape-like beast that she keeps in a cage but cannot quite control.

NSTC has collaborated on different productions with Spanish filmmaker and video artist Laia Cabrera in creating multimedia sets
with animator Isabelle Duverger, costume designer Egle Paulayskaite, lighting designer Federico Restrepo, choreographer Catherine
Correa, composer Jon Gilbert Leavitt and ensemble actors 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.

Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater - New York City
From November 15th to December 2nd, 2012
Opening: November 15, 2012 at 8pm in presence of the playwright Fernando Arrabal.

WATCH TRAILER

Garden of delights NYIT award nominee

"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)


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"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
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..."

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"DARK AND DELIGHTFUL" — Stage and Cinema

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"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."
nytheatre.com

Garden of delights

Garden of 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."
nytheatre.com

Garden of delights

Garden of delights

"The designers, Ildiko Nemeth, 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."
— Lively-Arts.com

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Garden of delights

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“Garden of Delight” is played out in the largest space at the Theater for the New City — a hangar-like venue that allows for the creation
of huge stage pictures. Nemeth uses the depth and breadth of the big box theater like a giant canvas on which there is always something
bizarre and beautiful to look at. Nemeth has recruited an impressive group of design and technical people to accomplish her vision,
from the video projections of Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger to the striking costume and lighting design of Egle Paulauskaite
and Federico Restrepo."
— Joe Meyers, Conneticut Post

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Garden of delights

"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

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Directed by Ildiko Nemeth
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
Original Score by Jon Gilbert Leavitt
Costume Design by Egle Paulauskaite
Set Design by Ildiko Nemeth
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 HumanCages.com

Pictures ©Ves Pitts & ©Isabelle Duverger

© 2010 Laia Cabrera & Co - Website designed by Isabelle Duverger