RAMP 2016: Yara Travieso
dance-theater, musical, feature film
RAMP Residency dates: April 18 – May 1
Public Showing: May 1 @ 2PM
at Ideal Glass Gallery
22 E 2nd Street, Manhattan
For RAMP, Yara Travieso will develop La Medea, a made-for-camera dance-musical and Latin-pop variety TV show inspired by Euripides’ Greek tragedy that is presented simultaneously as a live performance, live-stream broadcast and feature film. Music by Sam Crawford and set design by Brookhart Jonquil.
Yara Travieso is a NY based stage and film director, choreographer creating film, dance, opera, and installation works that re-asses “her” freedom. Born in Miami, FL, Travieso is a graduate of The Juilliard School Dance BFA, 2009. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Awardee, PS122 RAMP Artist, 2015 recipient of NALAC through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation, and an LMCC AIR. Her hybrid works have premiered with NY’s BRIC Arts Media House, STREB, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Juilliard, Museum of The Moving Image, Streaming Museum, Vizcaya Museum, Colony Theater, and New World Symphony Center. She has worked on original productions for Opéra National de Lorraine France, Cincinnati Opera, and Birmingham Opera.
Ideal Glass Gallery a New York-based art collective founded by performance artist and filmmaker, Willard Morgan, explores themes such as gentrification, sexual identity, the slavery of debt and consumerism through multi-media live performances, music, video and fine art. The exterior walls of Ideal Glass have hosted some of the East Village’s most celebrated murals by local and international street artists. www.idealglass.org
Yara Travieso’s La Medea is commissioned by Performance Space 122 as part of a RAMP 2016 residency with support from the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance and Jerome Robbins Foundation. RAMP 2016 residency support provided by Ideal Glass Gallery.
Yara Travieso’s La Medea is a project of Creative Capital with additional production and technology from Dance Films Association, Paul Galando, and Dance and New Media Foundation.