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Laia Cabrera is a filmmaker and video artist born in Spain and based in New York since 1997. She merges cinematic arts, dance, music, theater and visual arts. Recipient of many awards including AVA and Telly awards, three-times NYIT nominee for Outstanding Innovative visual design in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2015 NYIT award winner for "Night" Outstanding Performance Art Production with the New Stage Theatre Company, KrTU Young Creators Grant, the 2010 Grant from the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (CONCA), and Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic film for "Under Influence" presented in festivals worldwide.
She is currently the creative director of LAIA CABRERA & CO co-founded with French animator Isabelle Duverger, a team of film, animators and visual artists producing a wide range of multimedia projects.
Her film credits includes "Singularity" (inaugurated the International video animation festival "Animac", Spain), "Is There an Edge of Belief?" (International multidisciplinary art festival Jaen en Femenino, Spain and Bienal Internacional ULA 2010, Merida, VENEZUELA, etc,) Her latest creation, "Shifting Gaze", a Film-Art-Music Installation, premiered at "Spain Art Fest'10" in Times Square, NY, (October 2010), was presented as a video installation at the "Region Ø Latino Video Art Festival of New York" (March 2011) toured in 2012 with screenings worldwide, and was selected for the festival Georgetown Glow as a large scale outdoor installation on the C&O Canal, Washington DC, in 2015.
Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations, such as "Aire", a site-specific Multimedia Performance Concert presented at the Tempietto Di Bramante (Rome, Italy, 2014) and on the Facade of the Bank of AmericaNeo-Classic Building, Art All Night, (Washington DC, 2015), "Untitled Mind" a Film for installation and indoor and outdoor cinematic presentation, recently presented at Nuit Blanche DC (Washington DC, 2013), Multimedia Theater Play "Ronensbourgh" by Beatriz Cabur at IATI Theater (NYC, 2015), "Night" by Charles Mee at the Theater for the New City (NYC, 2015), "Cosmicomics" by Italo Calvino at Dixon Place (NYC, 2014) and "Garden of Delights" by Fernando Arrabal, a Multimedia Theater Play by The New Stage Theater Company Theater of The New City, (NYC 2012), "Pikolinos" Site Specific Video Installation Mapping, Meatpacking District (NYC, 2013 - listed as the 10 best designed stores in the world), "Landscapes of the Soul" multimedia visual concert, La Mama (NYC 2012) , "Resonant Streams" Audience-interactive multimedia installation performance in St John The Divine Cathedral (NYC, part of "The Value of Water' exhibition, 2011), "Mapping Moebus" multimedia theater play, La Mama (NYC, 2010), "Monegros-Nueva York" video installation held at La Lonja (Zaragoza, Spain, 2011), "Walk Pasa Bouge" Video-Performance-Concert in collaboration with LORROJO Cia presented in New York and Brussels (2009-2011); "Playing Equality" (Dance-theater-Video), Boricua College of New York, (November 2009), Festival Internacional 'ReACT' Valencia, (Spain. May 2010); "New York" video-installation at the Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, Spain, 2009) and "Claim your Place" (Barcelona/New York/Toulouse 2010), a large-scale video-installation-performance presented in the USA and Europe with the support of CAER and CAET and CONCA.
She is also an award winning visual effects artist, director, editor, writer, playwright and composer, she also edited "Cachao:Uno Mas" with Andy Garcia (PBS's American Master, 2010) among many others. Her work in film, video, and visual production has been presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America and commissioned by the New Radio and Performing Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain, Spain Arts and Culture, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU, the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts International, among some other major institutions. Her last works were presented in Times Square, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), St John The Divine cathedral, Nuit Blanche DC, Tempietto Di Bramante in Rome, Italy and TimeCenter at the New York Times. website
Catherine Correa was born in Colombia, she began her studies in Classical Ballet at the age of four. She started her professional career at the age of 17 in Bogota Colombia. She was for 2 years in Vaganova Academy. In 1998 she moved to New York City where she broaden her style to Tango and Theater. She performed as a dancer with New Generation Dance Company, Buglisi Dance Theater Company, has danced works by Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Kirill Matveev, Priscila Welton, Alexandre Proia, Pablo Pugliese, Nina Buisson and Dana Katz. She has produced and created videos with videographer and film director Laia Cabrera.
She recently presented "Un Tanguito Cualquiera" in collaboration with choreographer Breton Tyner Brian at Tisch Theater, Dixon Place, Bowery Ballroom, Salvatore Capezio Theater and and Danaka Dance in "Thousand Plateaus".
As an actress she has worked for New Stage Theater Company where she was nominated for an NYIT award as outstanding actress in a feature role for the "Round of Pleasure". She choreographed for the same theater company "Garden of Delights" nominated for an NYIT award for best production in 2012.
Her latest work as a choreographer was with the controversial and cutting edge theater company The Amoralists for the plays The Cheaters Club and Enter into Forest Lawn written by Mark Roberts. She is currently working with Yara Travieso at the Bric Residency Program in the production " La Medea".
Nowadays she is working in her first independent production called "Chronicles of a Uterus". website
Isabelle Duverger is an award winning French interdisciplinary artist born in St Germain En Laye, France. She has a Masters Degree in Communication and Arts Management from the Audencia Nantes, France and ASB, Aarhus, Denmark. She is also a graduate of the Estienne School of Art in graphic communications in Paris. She is specialized in animation, photography and installation design, working in New York and France.
For the past eight years, she has been working as projection designer and illustrator/animator for theater plays such as the theater festival Inspiracion (Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, NYC, 2008), the multimedia plays La Jaula Bajo El Trapo (King Juan Carlos Center of NYU, NYC, 2008), Playing Equality (NYC, 2009 and Valencia, Spain, 2010), Mapping Mobius (La Mama Theater, NYC, 2010), Road to Happiness (Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, 2011), Garden of Delights" (Theater for the New City, NYC, 2012), Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino (Dixon Place, NYC, 2014), Night by Charles Mee, (Theater For the New City, NYC, 2015), and Ronensbourgh by Beatriz Cabur (IATI theater, NYC, 2015) and Emilie by Radegund Hain (TNC, 2015), in collaboration with filmmaker and video-artist Laia Cabrera.
As a visual artist, she has created drawing animations, still photography and illustrations for video-art pieces by Laia Cabrera such as Is there an edge of Belief? (Jaen Femenino, Spain 2009 - Biennale of Art of Venezuela, Merida, 2010), the video-performance-concert Walk-Pasa-Bouge (New York - Brussels, 2009-2011), the installation-performances Claim Your Place (Centro Español NYC - Tournefeuille, France, 2010), Shifting Gaze (Spain Art Fest '10, Times Square, New York, 2010 and Region Ø, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of NYU, 2011), Resonant Streams (The Value of Water series in the Cathedral Saint John The Divine in New York, 2011), and the virtual set for the performance Landscapes of the Soul (La Mama, October 2012).
Recent works include the opening credits drawings and animations for feature film White Alligator (2012), City In Motion curated by Reebok Creative Lab (2014), Untitled Mind, a video-dance piece by Laia Cabrera, implemented as an indoor/outdoor video and sound installation in Nuit Blanche-Art All Night (Washington DC, 2013), a one-year video installation with Mapping for the Pop-Up Store Pikolinos in the Meatpacking district (NYC, 2013) and the animations and video-installation mapping for the collaborative project Aire, Tempietto di Bramante Roma, Italy, 2014 and Art All Night Washington DC, 2015.
Isabelle Duverger is a three-time New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) in 2015 for "Night" at the Theater for the New City, in 2014 for "Cosmicomics" at Dixon Place, and in 2013 for "Garden of Delights" at the Theater for the New City, 2013, and 2015 NYIT award winner for "Night" Outstanding Performance Art Production with the New Stage Theatre Company. She is also the recipient of the AVA 2013 and Telly Awards 2013 and 2014 for the animations "How the SHIN-NY makes life better?" and "An Ecosystem Transforming Healthcare Through Technology" created for the NYeC campaign. website
A native of Longwy, France, Proia honed his blend of dramatic flair and attention to detail as a student at the Paris Opéra Ballet School before joining Boston Ballet in 1980. From 1984 to 1994 he danced with New York City Ballet—where, as a principal, he partnered Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley, and other great ballerinas—and later performed on Broadway, in the Martha Graham Dance Company, and with Martha Clarke.
Alexandre Proia was born in France and is a graduate of the School of Paris Opera Ballet. He was a member of the Boston Ballet from 1981-83 and was a featured dancer with the New York City Ballet from 1984-95, where he danced the Company's extensive repertoire, including George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jewels, The Four Temperaments, Peter Martins Poulenc Sonata, Fearful Symmetries, Ecstatic Orange and Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of A Faun, Ives Song and In Memory of, partnered Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley, and other great ballerinas—and later performed on Broadway, in the Martha Graham Dance Company, and with Martha Clarke.... Since retiring from New York City Ballet in 1995, Mr. Proia has worked as an independent performer, teacher and choreographer. For twenty years Mr. Proia has explored various artistic directions. Choreography credits include: New York City Ballet, Paris Opera and The Stars of Paris Opera Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Symphony Space (NY) Skidmore College, Adelphi University, American Repertory Ballet, Two river Theatre Company, Proia Dance Theatre at SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco (first workshop performance November 23, 2003) and three time Council of the Arts of New York Grant recipient for choreography. Television and film credits include: The Nutcracker, The Cosby Show, Eye On Dance, Mighty Aphrodite (Woody Allen) and several independent films.
Jonathan Royse Windham
Jonathan Royse Windham is a native of Vail, Colorado. Growing up with a musical theater background he has always had an affinity for character, movement, humor and choreography. He attended SUNY Purchase after high school concentrating in ballet, and spent a season with American Repertory Ballet. After ARB he worked with Gallim Dance touring the continental US as well as Europe, and was featured on the Fall for Dance advertizements in 2010. He was also named one of Dance Magazines "25 to Watch" for 2013. He is spending the winter with Company XIV dancing in Nutcracker Rouge.
In addition, He has worked with the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Brice Mousset (OUI danse), Chris Masters,Terra Firma Dance Theater, The Kevin Wynn Collective, Ramon Oller, Alexandre Proia, and the DASH Ensemble.
In the Summer of 2013 he was a part of a new creation with Brian Brooks that premiered at the Vail International Dance Festival. It was also danced by Teresa Reichland and Tyler Angle.
Dance Film credits include "Untitled Mind" Directed by Laia Cabrera and choreographed by Alexandre Prioa, "DIVA" directed by Geoff Bailey and choreography provided by Gallim Dance, "Vesper" directed by Brock Labrenz and choreography by Brock Labrenz and Stuart Loungeway.
Jonathan's choreography has been shown several times at Dixon Place, Dancers Responding to AIDS at the Cedar Lake Theater, the American Repertory Ballet choreography workshop, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Staller Center at Stonybrook, Center for Performance Research, and is a founding choreographer and former curator at the Current Sessions. He will be premiering his first evening length commission at Dixon Place this October.
Teaching credits include; Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Oswego, Skidmore College, Houston School for the Performing Arts, Goucher College, Dancewave and the Capezio Peridance Center.website
Composer and double bassist originally from Madrid. During the past four years, in addition to his native city, he has resided in Paris, Buenos Aires,Rome and New York where he has been dedicated to an intensive agenda of professional dissemination and the enrichment of his musical sensibilities in contemporary creation, jazz, and creative music in addition to other disciplines such as theater, dance, and the visual arts.
Javier has studied in institutions such as New York University in New York (Master in Jazz Performance) and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in Holland (Advanced Degree in Jazz, Bachelor Degree), received scholarships from Tete Montoliú (Spain), Foundation Cajamadrid (Spain), the Banff Centre of Creative Arts (Canada) and Real Academia de España en Roma (Italy-Spain).
His professional career is dedicated to various musical scenes within contemporary jazz, flamenco, and other musical genres, and he has collaborated with diverse artists such as Tim Berne, Dino Saluzzi, Tony Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, George Garzone, Craig Taborn, Badal Roy, Carmen Linares, Agustín Carbonell "El Bola", Javier Ruibal, Arcángel and David Dorantes.
He has played on numerous international stages including Sunset Sunside in Paris, Charles V Palace in Granada, Utrech Auditórium in Holland, The National Auditorium in Madrid and ¨The Stone¨ in New York and performed in jazz festivals such as the San Sebastián Festival, Spain, the Spoletto Jazz Festival, USA, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival in Argentina, the Madrid Jazz Festival, New York Flamenco Festival in New York, and the Toulouse Jazz Sur Son in France.
In addition to cutting five records as a leader over the last five years (two with the Fresh Sound New Talent label), he has worked as musical director, double bassist and composer in the multidisciplinary piece ¨Wearing Lorcá´s Bowtie¨ which premiered at the Duke Theater on Broadway (New York) in 2011.
His last creation as a multimedia co-leader: "Aire, Visual Concert for Nomads", a multimedia performance for those who are seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever. This visual poetic concert was released and recorded at Tempietto de Bramante in Rome (2014) and in the Bank of America Building at the Nuit Blanche of Washington DC (2015) with support of National Endowment for the arts (USA) and the Real Academia de España en Roma (SP). website
Laia Cabrera & Co. Film and Multimedia
Laia Cabrera & Co. LLC is a multimedia arts and production company located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Our company was organized in 2010 to serve as the platform for the artistic activities of our company’s personnel including our founder, the undersigned, Laia Cabrera. Ms. Cabrera is a critically recognized multimedia artist, working in the fields of live and recorded performance, with many projects straddling or blending elements of both fields. Ms. Cabrera is recognized for innovative multi media work which merges cinematic arts, dance, music, theater and visual arts. She is the recipient of many awards including KrTU Young Creators, ConCa grant and Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic Film for "Under Influence", she also directed "Invisible", "Singularity", "Dropped" "Is There an Edge of Belief?" presented in festivals worldwide.
Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations, such as recent pieces “Emilie” (Theater of The New City, 2015), and “Night” (TNC, NYIT award winner, 2015), “Ronensbourgh” (IATI theater, 2015), “Cosmicomics” (Dixon Place, NYIT award nominee, 2014), "Garden of Delights" (TNC, NYIT award nominee, 2012), "Landscapes of the Soul" (La Mama, 2012) , "Resonant Streams" (Water Project, 2011), "Mapping Moebus" (La Mama theater, NY, 2010), "Claim your Place", "Playing Equality" and "Walk Pasa Bouge" performed in the US and Europe, the film installation "Shifting Gaze" (premiered in Times Square, 2010, KJCC, 2011, Georgetown Glow, 2015 and screened worldwide), the indoor/outdoor video and sound installation “Untitled Mind” presented at Art All Night DC 2013, and the video mapped installation “Aire” presented in Rome and Washington as a large scale installation performance (2014-2015).
Award-winning writer, composer, she also edited "Cachao: Uno Mas" with Andy Garcia (PBS's American Master, 2010) among many others. Her work in film, video, and visual production has been presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America and commissioned by the New Radio and Performing Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain, Spain Arts and Culture, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU, the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts International, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, among some other major institutions. Her last works were presented in Times Square, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), St John The Divine cathedral and TimeCenter at the New York Times, (New York), Tempieto Di Bramante (Roma, Italy).