12/23/09

UNDERGROUND PROJECT / URBAN STORIES (Supported by ERE. Bistoury)

HISTORIAS DE LA URBE / URBAN STORIES

Historias urbanas que narran la incomunicación y miseria humana de inmigrantes hispanos, inconexos en vivencias y circunstancias, pero conexos a una misma ciudad superficial y materialista que aparenta ser hermosa mientras se pudre.


Urban stories that tell of the isolation and human misery of Hispanic immigrants, unconnected in their experiences and circumstances, while connected to the same city in its superficiality and materialism that make it seem beautiful while it is rotting away.



Historias de la Urbe es un largometraje que narra cortas historias de inmigrantes de habla hispana de distintas nacionalidades, que radican en el centro de una ciudad incógnita que se conoce por su superficialidad y materialismo. Inmigrantes que llegan a esta ciudad en búsqueda de una mejor calidad de vida y condiciones económicas, esperando pronto salir adelante para cumplir el sueño social que todo ser humano desea alcanzar. Todos ellos inmersos en una urbe que aparenta ser hermosa a simple vista y llena de oportunidades, cuando en realidad está rodeada de pesares y sufrimientos humanos.

Cada una de estas historias nos permite adentrarnos a un submundo emocional, donde se profundiza en el dolor, incapacidad, sufrimiento, incomunicación, maltrato, indiferencia, amor, mentira, egoísmo, inocencia, engaño, violencia y soledad, en los distintos protagonistas, que no hacen mas que el intento de sobrevivir en el centro de la urbe; desplazando inevitable sus raíces y costumbres, explorando en una nueva forma de vida, sistema, idioma y cultura de la apariencia, que inevitablemente choca contra la cruda realidad que los conforma. Una suma de circunstancias que los conlleva a estar en ese presente agobiante, rodeado de inconformidad, desgracia y pobreza.

Cada uno de los personajes que se presenta en el largometraje, poseen diferentes nacionalidades, entre ellas se incluyen: venezolanos, colombianos, mexicanos, españoles, peruanos, argentinos, ecuatorianos, entre otras, que a pesar de verse rodeados de países hermanos e identificados por la misma lengua, convergen en un mismo territorio en el que respirar tiene precio y en donde las circunstancias de vida no da ni siquiera para el saludo, lo que los convierte incluso en extraños de su misma gente, concentrados cada uno en un sueño que cada vez se ve y se siente más alejado, mientras las relaciones personales son cada día más imposibles.

Cada historia es in-conexa a la otra. La aparición de un nuevo personaje, se presenta solo a través del choque fortuito, adrede u ocasional de miradas cruzadas entre extraños. Lo que hace que el sentido de la vista juegue un papel importante no solo en la profundización de cada personaje, sus allegados y sus penas, sino también en como la visual de cada uno de ellos se ve alterada o interrumpida por factores externos como lo son las lágrimas, las enfermedades, las limitaciones visuales, las drogas, los pensamientos; haciendo de cada uno de ellos, un mundo único, lleno de sorpresas ópticas ligadas a la decadencia humana. Un viaje desde los ojos de cada individuo, que hurga en lo mas profundo de sus vísceras y emociones, dejando al descubierto una realidad que se vive y se siente en esta urbe plástica rodeada de drama, que no hace mas que dejarnos pensando sobre la decadencia y perdida de valores humanos, la desesperanza de evolucionar y la esperanza de sobrevivir en ciudad que aparenta ser hermosa mientras se pudre.

Solo hacia el final esta ciudad quedara al descubierto pasando a ser la protagonista principal de la historia, mostrando su otra cara de la moneda, esa que la gente evade o simplemente no conoce.



Urban Stories is a feature film that narrates short stories of Spanish-speaking immigrants, of different nationalities, that take place in the center of a faceless city known for its superficiality and materialism. Immigrants who come to this city in search of a better quality of life and economic conditions, hoping for an expedient fulfillment of the social dream that every human being wants to reach. All of them immersed in an urban space that, at first sight appears to be beautiful and full of opportunities, while in reality it is filled with human sorrow and suffering.
Each story opens a window to an emotional underworld that allows us to probe into the pain, incapacity, suffering, isolation, mistreatment, indifference, love, lies, selfishness, innocence, deceit, violence and loneliness of the different key players, who are only trying to survive in the midst of this urban space, inevitably displaing their roots and customs, exploring a new way of life, system, language and the culture of outward appearances that inevitably clashes with the crude reality that surrounds them. A sum of circumstances that leads them to this overwhelming present, surrounded by nonconformance, misfortune and poverty.
Each player shown in this feature film is of a different nationality: Venezuelans, Colombians, Mexicans, Spaniards, Peruvians, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, among others, who despite being surrounded by sister countries and identified by the same language, converge on the same territory in which breathing has a price and where the conditions of life do not even allow for a greeting, making them strangers among their own people, each one fixated on a dream that every day looks and feels farther away, while personal relations become ever more impossible.
Each story stands on its own. The appearance of a new player is shown only as a fortuitous encounter, deliberate or by accident, of a glance between strangers. Which makes the sense of sight play such an important part not only in an in-depth perception of each player, those close to him/her and his/her grief, but also how a visual of each one is altered or interrupted by external factors such as tears, illness, visual limitations, drugs, thoughts, making each one a unique world full of optical surprises linked to human decay. A trip that begins from the eyes of each individual probing into the depth of his gut feelings and emotions, uncovering a reality that is lived and felt in this plastic urban space, surrounded by drama, that leaves us thinking only of the decadence and the loss of human values, the anguish of evolving and the hope of surviving in a city that seems beautiful while it is rotting away.
Only toward the end will this city be exposed and become the lead player of the story, showing the other side of the coin, the one that people avoid or simply do not know.

Urban Stories Soundtrack by Omar Roque


11/4/09

The fifth movement

2009 Broward Fall Dance Concert. Broward Community College. Central Campus. Bailey Concert Hall. November 6-7, 2009.
Dancers: Greg Hoffman, Dani Gillis-Arroyo, Erin Murphy, Courtney DeFries, Makoto Nagamori.

10/25/09

SCHIZO' BOLO

SCHIZO' BOLO is a video (dance video) that talks about the urbanschizofrenia, irreality, collective madness and the anomalies of the daily life; all of this through the use of images and movement. Texts and visions of the dancers are used in order to create a piece where the video, the music, and the movement function as one unit.

BISTOURY & TRIMEDIA
Conceived and Directed by: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran
Performers: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran
Music by: Bistoury
Costumes: Bistoury
Set Design: Bistoury
Lighting: A. Puig
Video Artist: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran.

June 13, 2009
Zones Art Space

10/18/09

Bolo Croatia, July 2009

SYMBOL VIDEO MARCH 2009

video

From aerial dance and video-art to music, words and improvisation, Symbol explores the boundaries of poetry where color, beauty, desire, and faith incorporate us into the cosmic order. Dancers fly, suspended from the ceiling as rain washes down on them in a vivid display of athletic grace.

March 5-8, 2009, 7:30pm Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Carnival Studio Theater, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard.

8/1/09

Schizo' Bolo

video
SCHIZO' BOLO is a video (dance video) that talks about the urbanschizofrenia, irreality, collective madness and the anomalies of the daily life; all of this through the use of images and movement. Texts and visions of the dancers are used in order to create a piece where the video, the music, and the movement function as one unit.

5/26/09

SCHIZO' BOLO (SYMBOL) AT LIT Festival 2009, NY



Nov. 22, 2008
LIT alt. Soho Showcase 
100 Grand, Soho, NYC
NY, NY

SCHIZO' BOLO (SYMBOL)

LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION ART EXHIBITION



ERE. BISTOURY & TRIMEDIA
Conceived and Directed by: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran
Performers: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran
Music by: Bistoury
Costumes: Bistoury
Set Design: Bistoury
Lighting: A. Puig
Video Artist: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran.



Upcoming Exhibition for June, 2009

SCHIZO' BOLO is a video (dance video) that talks about the urbanschizofrenia, irreality, collective madness and the anomalies of the daily life; all of this through the use of images and movement. Texts and visions of the dancers are used in order to create a piece where the video, the music, and the movement function as one unit.



When: Saturday, June 13, 2009 (June 13- June 27)
Time: 8 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE PERFORMANCE 9:30pm
Where: Zones Art Space
47 N.E. 25th St.
Wynwood, Art District
Miami, FL 33137
Tel: 305 303 8852
email: info@edgezones.org
web: www.edgezones.org



BOLO AT DANCE AND NON-VERBAL THEATRE FESTIVAL in SVETVINCENAT, CROATIA



DANCE AND NON-VERBAL THEATRE FESTIVAL in SVETVINCENATa small renaissance town in central Istria (a peninsula in the westernmost part of Croatia), was initiated in 2000 by Snjezna Abramovic - dancer, choreographer and artistic leader of the Zagreb Dance Company. The choice of this tiny town in Istria has proven successful, since during the summer Istria is a destination for many who are looking for culture as well as holidays. The programme of the festival takes place in non-theatrical open spaces, such as the city square, streets and in the „kaπtela“ [castle]. Open-air events enhance the charm and unique atmosphere of this event.

The Festival gathers together the Croatian dance community as well as foreign dancers, choreographers, festival programmers, dance teachers in a relaxed, almost informal atmosphere. The selection for the Festival consists of the dance productions of European choreographers, productions of Croatian choreographers as well as street theatre production, mime theatre works and circus events. The off-programme includes various dance and theatre workshops with a final presentation, visual art interventions and visual artists’ performances.

The final goal of the Festival is to make a Mediterranean Dance Centre a place of contacts that will establish links between the Croatian dance scene and international net of festivals. The Festival has been very prominently reported in the media and also extremely well accepted by its audience.