SOLD-OUT SHOWS in São Paulo, Brazil, September 1st and 2nd!
Check out this great interview to Karina Casiano by María Eugenia de Menezes
for the O Estado do São Paulo newspaper (in Portuguese,) who said:
"every encounter of the two performers takes the shape of a visceral pas de deux."
We were honored to be a part of the first Latino International Theater Festival of New York/
SESC-São Paulo International Cultural Engagement Partnership, alongside the amazing
Limón Dance Company and Bobby Sanabria and Cuarteto Aché. A million thanks
to the wonderful Brazilian producers, presenters and staff and to the Teatro StageFest team!
Karina Casiano, Daniel Irizarry and La MaMa E.T.C. were nominated for a
2011 NY Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography.
About THE ORPHANS premiere at La MaMa in December 2010, Backstage said:
“An unusual blend of physical theater, science fiction, and political parable...
'The Orphans' twists the formula”.
“…everything significant is conveyed through graceful, stylized,
and seemingly gravity-defying movement.”
“Karina Casiano wears a lot of hats here…-along with the dynamic Daniel Irizarry-
but she also has the chops and clarity of vision to pull it off.”
(Read the whole review by A.J. Mell HERE.)
The New York Theater Review said:
“The story is told through death-defying contact improvisation with walls,
set pieces, and finally each other.”
“Both performers' stunning and minutely-specific physical control
is consistent and equally impressive throughout the performance.”
(Read the whole review by J. Christoperson HERE.)
Written by Karina Casiano Original idea by Karina Casiano and Jorge Dieppa
Performed by Renzo Ampuero* and Karina Casiano
Choreography: Daniel Irizarry, Karina Casiano and Renzo Ampuero
Set Design: Jorge Dieppa Lighting Design: María Cristina Fusté
Costume Design: Awymarie Riollano Props and Special Effects: Antón Lago
Music: Andrés Rotmistrovsky Stage Manager: Edna Lee Figueroa
Technical Director: Miguel Ángel Valderrama Photos: Marlon Krieger.
* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
More THE ORPHANS pics HERE!
Or watch on YouTube HERE.
Video (by Laura Butler) features Karina Casiano and Daniel Irizarry during the premiere production of "The Orphans,"
Originally produced by La MaMa E.T.C., in December 2010.
"The Orphans" is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts,
celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.
And by the support of Puffin Foundation, The Yip Harburg Foundation and John Soto.
Previous Works by La Criatura:
Silence Is Health / Silencio es Salud
The audience said: "Visually stunning!"
"Timely. Disturbing. Powerful."
"Sexy and terrifying!"
"Feels like being inside a movie!"
February 22 - March 5, 2006, CSV Cultural Center, Lower East Side, New York City
May 16 - June 11, 2006, Old Citibank Building (chashama@Queens,) Long Island City, New York
A site-specific documentary play by Karina Casiano, Silence Is Health / Silencio es Salud seeks to
shed light onto mass psychology, fear, individualism and oblivion. Based on official documents,
testimonies, historical research and the analysis of similar periods in the recent history of Argentina,
Guatemala, Chile, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Israel and the United States, the chilling play is an
aesthetic approach to the pressing debate on human rights, warning us of the symptoms of a
horrific pattern too often repeated throughout History. For more images, go to GALLERY.
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