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YARA TRAVIESO

Yara Travieso is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, filmmaker, and choreographer creating large scale performances and films. A recipient of the 2019 United States Artist Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, The NALAC Grant via The Ford Foundation, Travieso is a graduate of The Juilliard School and the co-founder of the Borscht Film Festival. Her works have been presented with NYC’s Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall, Lincoln Center, SXSW, Film Society, Miami Film Festival, and commissioned by Hermes, Glamour, Elle, among others.

  1. LAID IN EARTH

    2013
    Laid In Earth is a tiny baroque opera in a 8x9.5x16" acrylic box- theater.
    Directed and performed by Yara Travieso
    In collaboration with Artist Mira Lehr.
    Flomenhaft Gallery, Chelsea NY
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    Enacting the famous aria, Dido’s Lament, from Henry Purcell’s baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas, the project places Dido, the queen of Carthage, in an abstract swampland — Queen Dido sings the haunting aria, depicting her end as being “laid in earth”, consumed by nature, as she pleads to be remembered by the grandeur of her life. The piece depicts a swampland, where Dido is beginning to be overtaken by the surrounding mangroves. The murky waters of the swamp leave no trace; that which is swallowed is erased, digested by a seething mass of organisms. Dido is a tragic character, created on the precipice of her own ruins. The box theater invites the viewer into the spectacle of opera, the magic of cinema, and the tactility of an object, creating a dynamic stage for this radical re-visioning of a baroque icon.

  2. SUPERTOPIA (Glamour Magazine)

    Director, Editor: Yara Travieso - yaratravieso.com
    In collaboration with Director of Photography: Danilo Hess - danilohess.com
    Client: Glamour Magazine
    Score: Jerome Begin - music.jeromebegin.com

  3. TERESA IS NOT A MERMAID (Trailer 2)

    TERESA IS NOT A MERMAID (Trailer 2)
    an absurdist black-comedy short film depicting the catastrophe of lost expectations through the demystification of the “cinematic woman”.

    Directed, Choreographed, & Edited by Yara Travieso
    Featuring, Teresa Marcaida
    and Yara Travieso
    Director of Photography, Pamela Giaroli
    Co-Produced by: Pamela Giaroli and Giulia Carotenuto

  4. LA MEDEA 2017 Excerpts

    Writer, Director, Choreographer: Yara Travieso.
    Composer, Librettist: Sam Crawford.
    Set Designer: Brookhart Jonquil.
    Lighting Designer: Tuce Yasak.
    Costume Designer: Sue Julien.
    Illustrator: Ryan Hartley Smith.
    Director of Photography: Pamela Giaroli.
    Associate Cinematographer: Liz Charky.
    Creative Film Producer: Jonathan David Kane.

    La Medea film is produced by Dance Films Association. The live performance was presented by Performance Space 122's 2017 COIL Festival and BRIC Arts. The film's technology partner is AbelCine.

  5. TERESA IS NOT A MERMAID

    TERESA IS NOT A MERMAID
    an absurdist black-comedy short film depicting the catastrophe of lost expectations through the demystification of the “cinematic woman”.
    Directed, Choreographed, & Edited by Yara Travieso
    Featuring, Teresa Marcaida
    and Yara Travieso
    Director of Photography, Pamela Giaroli
    Co-Produced by: Pamela Giaroli and Giulia Carotenuto

  6. KWAIDAN, The opera - PREVIEWS JUNE 2013

    TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS
    KWAIDAN,

    Created by Yara Travieso
    Composer Jerome Begin
    Video Projections Director of Photography: Pamela Giaroli
    Second DP, Darren Hoffman

    KWAIDAN is a Multimedia-Dance-Cine-Horror-Opera-Installation. 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. KWAIDAN is a journey into the void: lost, neon-lit and with a fully realized psychological-horror-thriller aesthetic. The opera exists in a beautiful, delirious, spiritual dimension, offering the lightning bolt of terror we expect 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, siblings: director, choreographer and video artist, Yara Travieso, and installation artist Chat Travieso. Featuring: Dancer, Carlye Eckert, Flex Dancer, "Element" (Carl Belizaire), Mezzo-Soprano, Lisa Komara, Baritone, David Giuliano