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ONCE A BLUE MOON/CADA LUNA AZUL

New Summer Spectacle premiered at the Farm July 2015.

Location: Double Edge Theatre the Farm, Ashfield, MA
2015

THERE MIGHT BE OTHERS

Collaboration with Rebecca Lazier and the operation system publication. Photos were used in the There Might Be Others score book, and publicity of world premiere performance commissioned by New York Live Arts March 16th-19th, 2016.

There Might Be Others book

Location: New York City, 2016

ELEKTRA

Ann Liv Young "Elektra" performed at
and commissioned by New York Live Arts.

Location: New York City, 2016

YOUARENOWHERE

Created by Andrew Schneider with Peter Musante,
Christine Shallenberg and Omar Zubair.
Produced by Shelley Carter.
Co-commissioned by PS122 and Mass Live Arts.

Published: The New York Times 2015,
The New York Times 2016

Location: Invisible Dog, Brooklyn,
2015, 3LD (3-Legged Dog), New York, 2016

DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE/TRAININGS

"Training is the cornerstone of Double Edge's creative process, focusing on the discovery of the body and voice as an integral and responsive expressive vessel. Developed by Stacy Klein with Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, and the ensemble, the unique, holistic methodology engages the actor's full potential – physical, vocal, emotional, and imaginative – to drive individual exploration, ensemble collaboration, and performance creation." Double Edge Theatre.

Location: Double Edge Theatre Farm, Ashfield, MA
2012- to this day

THE WASTELANDS PROJECT

The Wastelands Project is about the places that bridge life and death, love and rage, hope and despair. It is about resilience, it is about the queerness in our souls, it is about everything we can hardly dare to dream could be possible, but need to. The barren starkness of the Wastelands is already spreading like wildfire, but that is exactly why Children of the Wild is making this performance: because the forest has not yet burned to the ground.
 

Conceived, Composed and Directed by Walken Schweigert.
Created by Children of the Wild.
Performed by Amber Adeline, Katie Burgess, Michael Hulburt, Lindsay Swan, and Walken Schweigert.

Location: Ashfield, MA, 2015

ROYAL OSIRIS KARAOKE ENSEMBLE

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble creates multimedia installation-performances that explore the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and courtship.

Photos from The Art of Luv (Part One): Elliot and Everything One in the Disc of the Sun

Location:  New York City, 2013-2015
Published: New York Times

THANK YOU FOR COMING

"THANK YOU FOR COMING is a series of works in which Faye Driscoll extends the sphere of influence of performance to create a communal space where the co-emergent social moment is questioned, heightened, and palpable. Through each distinct iteration Driscoll is asking: How do we perceive ourselves as participants in the co-creation of our reality, and through performance can we collectively create a new vision of society?" 

Location: Danspace Project, New York, 2014

IN PARIS

I spent several months shooting behind-the-scenes during rehearsals for the world premier of “In Paris”, a play starring dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Published: Various international and Finnish magazines including The Financial Times, Le Figaro, Hufvudstadsbladet and Helsingin Sanomat

Exhibited: Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki,  2011,
Love&Money series at Hasan&Partners, Helsinki, 2011
"Ballet is the Castle of Beauty". Group exhibition with Nina Alovert and Paul Kolnik, The Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg 2013

THE GRAND PARADE

I documented a number of rehearsals of The Grand Parade (of the 20th century) - a swirling kaleidoscope of history inspired by Marc Chagall’s vision of humanity at play, at war, and at rest. 

The Double Edge Theatre (Ashfield, MA)
Performance Kitchen (Baltimore, MD)
Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

Publications in
American Theatre Magazine 4/2013 and various of US and International magazines during the tour.
2011-2014

SHAHRAZAD

"Shahrazad, A Tale of Love and Magic is the story of a woman who attempts to transform her world through courage and imagination. Shahrazad's mesmerizing tales weave together elements of poetry, flying, humor, live music, and the visual arts, and demonstrate the triumph of creativity over destruction."
Double Edge Theatre

Location: Double Edge Theatre the Farm, Ashfield, MA
2013-2014

TOTAL VERRÜCKT!

Joanna Caplan developed Total Verrückt! in residency at Double Edge Theatre’s Farm Center in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Her creation process combines Double Edge’s immersive physical theatre training methodology with research into the ancestral memory of her Jewish heritage and the legacy of Jewish artists. The 50-minute performance weaves stories and characters connected to pre-war Germany, the Weimar Republic and the height of the German Cabaret.

Location: Double Edge Theatre the Farm, Ashfield, MA
2014

COURT/GARDEN

Court/Garden, is a spectacle in three acts with live music and live video feeds. It takes as inspiration the participatory spectacles of the French Court, the spectatorship of the proscenium stage, and the presentation of live video feeds as cultural, social and political frames of experience.
Direction & Choreography: Yanira Castro

ALTIPLANO/JANE COMFORT

Representing a radical shift from Jane Comfort’s history of text-driven works, Altiplano is an abstract dance that originates in movement structures that range from spare images of the desert to highly physical and complex configurations, like a flash flood or violent winds. It references the evolution of animals and social communication with its gradually increasing physicality and hive-like density.

A TIME OF SPRING

With A Time of SpringThierry Thieû Niang creates a platform where old and young, amateur and professional, text and movement can mix fluidly to tell the story of The Rite of Spring’s infamous opening as told in the diaries of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. A professional actor will read selections from the diaries. The second half of the performance will be a dance piece, inspired by both Nijinsky’s choreography and the themes of The Rite.

Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
New York
2014

A NUTCRACKER PART I

Created by Katie Rose McLaughlin, Joshua William Gelb, and Ian Axness. From a story by Dan O'Neil. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

With Kaitlyn Gilliland, Pierre Guilbault, Lisa Lockwood, Valda Setterfield, Garry Chryst and Luisa Blakely.

 

EVERYONE WAS CHANTING YOUR NAME

A living portrait of 8 people spanning
many decades in age that examines,
amplifies, and distends the habits
and behaviors that make up "real life".

Play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN

 

Location: Abrons Arts Center,
New York
2013
Published: The New York Times

THE RECORD

45 strangers come together for 61 minutes to show us who they are, and who they could be. Part theater, part dance, part group hallucination - vivid human assembly on an epic scale. The subject is us; the time is now.

Play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN

 

Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
New York, 2013
Published: Exeunt Magazine,
American Theatre Magazine

THIS GREAT COUNTRY

600 HIGHWAYMEN and a cast of 17 individuals collide with Arthur Miller´s towering 1949 drama Death of a Salesman. A completely new telling of a familiar story.

Play by 600HIGHWAYMEN

Location: River to River, Pier 17 shopping mall,
New York
2013
Published: The New York Times

THE MAID'S THE MAIDS

Guerrilla- style promotional photo-shoot for The Maid's The Maids, play by Sister Sylvester. Featured in Chance Magazine #4.

 

THEY ARE GONE BUT HERE MUST I REMAIN

Editorial shoot for NY based theatre company Sister Sylvester and their new play They are gone but here must I remain. We improvise at the hot, sweaty loft in Bushwick, NY.

AMERICAN APARTMENT DIARY

This project started in 2012 during my journey across the United States and continued after I settle in New York City. Using touristic approach of photographing memories and selfies in front of familiar attractions, I wanted to do a reverse version of it. I photographed private places, homes where I was a guest or hotel room where I spend a night during my trip. Instead of standing in front of “attraction”, I tried to become part of it.

Probing deeper into the project, I noted the feeling of loneliness and abandonment coming out of the pictures. I discovered that human presence disappears from the picture as soon as there is no face or eye contact. The bodies surface becomes another object in the room for light and shadow. The feeling was explored further by imagining myself as a furniture piece and asking myself, where would the ideal spot for me to be placed be? Suddenly, I did not control the room anymore, the room controlled me.

 

Location: New York City (NY), Ashfield (MA), Santa Monica, Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto (CA) Hudson (NY)
2012-2016

MARIA BARANOVA

Photographer, New York

Publications: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, Chance Magazine, The New Yorker, Village Voice, Art Forum, Time Out NY, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times, Moda Magazine, REVS Magazine, Le Figaro, Hufvudstadsbladet, Afisha and more...