Kwaidan

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS

KWAIDAN

A MULTIMEDIA-DANCE-CINE-HORROR-OPERA-INSTALLATION

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – THEATER 2
IN THE BMCC CAMPUS – 199 Chambers St. NYC 10007 DIRECTIONS
Tickets are $10. Please reserve via phone: (212) 220-1460 or click below

KWAIDAN, the Multimedia-Dance-Cine-Horror-Opera-Installation, is a journey into the void: lost, neon-lit and with a fully realized psychological-horror-thriller aesthetic. The libretto derives from ancient Japanese horror stories collected and translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Through a cross-pollination of live performance, cinema, architecture, music and underground East Brooklyn Flex dance, KWAIDAN creates disorienting environments that reflect and trigger the foreignness that lies within. Housed in a 360˚ installation where audience and performers coexist on stage, the theater is turned inside out and transformed into a place for highly personal encounters with the singers, dancers and the expansive, surrounding cinematic video projections. The opera exists in a beautiful and delirious dimension, offering the lightning bolt of terror expected from cinema. Together, audiences and artists free-fall into our shared experience of uncertainty, fear, and pleasure of the unknown.

This opera is forged through the collaboration of composer Jerome Begin,  director, choreographer and video artist, Yara Travieso, and installation artist, Chat Travieso.

FEATURING – Mezzo-Soprano: Lisa Komara, Baritone: David Giuliano, Dancer: Carlye Eckert, Dancer: Carl Henry Belizaire “Element”, Violin: Conrad Harris, Cello: Alex Waterman, Director of photography: Pamela Giaroli, & Darren Hoffman, Technical Director: William Fastenow.

Performances June 15-16, 2013

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