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Wonderful artists!

1 Nov

Wonderful artists!

Unforgettable experience with the ensemble of the project CRY YOU ONE. I was working on set design construction and helped costume designers to create masks for the outdoor performance at St. Bernard Parish.
(on photo: Melisa Cardona, designer; Bruce France, digital stories; Svetlana Volic, set construction; Monique Verdin, performer and Joanna Russo, writer)

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Little magic objects!

1 Nov

Little magic objects!

I spent Inspiring afternoon with Chen Gu, film maker and painter from New Orleans. It turns out that we have similar interests and approaches in our art research and practice. We both explore the concept of childhood and memory.

“We are surrounded with different objects. Some of them we use in our every day life, but all of us have some personal objects that are very important. We are keeping those objects because they hold some kind of memory for us. Objects remind us about our past, our families, relatives, friends, some very important situations, events … “

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CRY YOU ONE

28 Oct

CRY YOU ONE

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New Orleans Arts Community

25 Oct

New Orleans Arts Community

During my presentation in Joan Mitchell Center I met community artist Dixon Stetler; Gia M. Hamilton, director of Joan Mitchell Center and painter from New Orleans Charlie Vaughn, Jr.

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“Cry You One” opens this Saturday, October 26th

25 Oct

Performers in “Cry You One,” dancing in the waters of the St. Bernard coast: Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Pam Roberts, Nick Slie, Rebecca Mwase, Lisa Shattuck, Sean LaRocca, Monique Verdin. “Cry You One” will be presented Oct. 26 through Nov. 24 at Los Islenos Heritage & Cultural Society, 1357 Bayou Road. (Photo by Melisa Cardona)

Check out some articles about performance:
http://artsfwd.org/accidental-engagement/
http://blog.nola.com/stbernard/2013/09/cry_you_one_outdoor_show_will_1.html
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/preview-cry-you-one/Content?oid=2267443

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The heat in the kitchen is very hot!

20 Oct

The heat in the kitchen is very hot!

ArtSpot Productions, my host organisation in New Orleans, is working hard on a new outdoor performance “Cry You One” that journeys into the heart of Louisiana disappearing wetlands.
http://www.cryyouone.com
I am helping them to manifest this piece, working with their designers.

Talkin’ Revolution

19 Oct

Last night I had a chance to attended an evening of performances honoring “Free Southern Theater” in New Orleans and its 50th anniversary. I was sitting in a room with the founders, artists, movers and shakers of the “Free Southern Theater”

October 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Southern Theater, the organizational predecessor to Junebug Productions. Talkin’ Revolution is a historic four-day gathering of artists, activists, and educators coming together to celebrate and honor the 50-year legacy of Free Southern Theater as carried forward by Junebug Productions and others.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/FST-50-Talkin–Revolution–Act-Now-for-Final-Days-of-Registration.html?soid=1102316631793&aid=tC2KbAZnwfA

It was also the special opportunity for New Orleans community to attend a preview of ArtSpot Productions “Cry You One”.  ArtSpot Productions is my host in New Orleans. Cry You One is their new outdoor performance and online storytelling platform that journey’s into the heart of New Orleans’ disappearing wetlands.

What makes Louisiana so unique? Listen to Stephanie McKee,
Artistic Director of Junebug Productions, as she discusses the people that make this place home.
http://www.cryyouone.com/stories/detail/10/Stephanie-McKee