Presented on September 27, 28 & 29 2022 at the Blue Gallery, Manhattan
Fragile form is a 3 part "visual concert", a type of performance that most defines the identity of CreArtBox. Visual art and theatrical design techniques enhance the audience's listening experience of classical and contemporary music while respecting the original musical composition. The music serves as the creative anchor of the performance while the visual component builds the dramaturgy arch that unifies the performance into a single piece of art.
Designed as a trilogy titled "Fragile Form: I Equilibrium, II Rupture, and III Metamorphosis", it explores the fragility of our surroundings, defined by the intervention of action and fueled by time. Objects, emotions, and thoughts alter their destiny suddenly, switching from a complete state to a broken state in a fraction of a second. Should we find the equilibrium to avoid any change? Are we ready to modify our behavior and learn from the past? Do we have the courage to transform ourselves and find new perspectives?
This performance has been created by musician and visual artist Guillermo Laporta, pianist Josefina Urraca and multidisciplinary artist Sarah K Williams with music by Annamaria Kowalsky, Saint Saens, Caroline Shaw, Enrique Granados, Bryan Wysocki, Nico Muhly, Mozart, Michel van der aa, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Hannah Selin, Judd Greenstein, Shostakovich, Celeste Oram, Ravel & Nadia Boulanger, played by violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, cellist Julia Yang, violist Mathew Cohen, pianist Josefina Urraca and flutist Guillermo Laporta. This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Blue Gallery, New York
ArtistsEmilie Anne Gendron, violin
Mathew Cohen, viola
Julia Yang, cello
Guillermo Laporta, flute
Josefina Urraca, piano
Sarah K Williams, Mise-en-scène
Tao Ho, visual artist
Mary Taylor Hennings, dance
Guillermo Laporta, light, sound and projection design
Part I: Equilibrium
Part II: Rupture
Part III: MetamorphosisDmitri Shostakovich
This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.