About the Here & Now: 2016 artists
Carla Forte is a Venezuelan performer, writer and director living in Miami.
For Here & Now: 2016, Carla proposes a dance and video art performance that combines movement, actions and emotions, taking body language as starting point. Playing with femininity and masculinity, Carla aims to transport ordinary people to the magical world of simplicity.
The Miami Flyers
Born in the Dominican Republic, Charo Oquet is an interdisciplinary artist, who works in multiple mediums, including installation, video and performance.
For Here & Now: 2016, Charo’s proposal integrates installation with audience interaction, ritual, and performance to examine the relationship between Miami’s communities, most especially those with Haitian, Cuban, and Dominican citizens. Within a theatrical immersive landscape, she will explore the tenuous line between memory, reality and fantasy.
On the other side of the lake
Jenny Larsson is a performer and choreographer, originally from Sweden.
For Here & Now: 2016, Jenny’s proposal is an exploration of mixed media and live performance where she aims to form a marriage between poetry and dance by using a body of water to connect memories, emotions, and experiences.
Bang for the Train
Juraj Kojs is a Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist, producer, researcher and educator permanently residing in the United States.
For Here & Now: 2016, Juraj proposes to engage thirty percussionist to perform his original compositions inside and outside The Light Box while audiences navigate in the percussively saturated environment.
Natalia Lassalle Morillo
Drowning: Part II
A native of Puerto Rico, Natalia Lassalle is a theater maker and filmmaker whose work integrates the disciplines of film, choreography and performance.
For Here & Now: 2016, Natalia’s proposal pays homage to elderly age through the bodies and stories of five elderly woman. Derived from their own personal stories, found dramatic texts, dance and film, she aims to create a portrait of the strength and fragility of the elderly body, but also explore the particularities of this age: solitude, companionship and their imminent proximity to death.
A native of Miami, Sandra Portal-Andreu is a choreographer of Cuban/Colombian descent.
For Here & Now: 2016, Sandra proposes the creation of a multidisciplinary performance that uses dialogue, film, sound, and movement to explore how women are sometimes their own worst enemies.