Short Clips of the following performances:
How To Order A Chocolate Cake, 2015
Performance, collaboration with Daniel de Jesus. The High Line Park. Fall 2015. Music composed by Daniel de Jesus. Filmed by Maria Mitchell.
Green, howiwantyougreen. 2015
Performance: 45 minutes.
Premiere at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.
The experimental and interactive, bilingual performance is based on the last eleven poems, Sonnets of Dark Love, by the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The poems were banned for 50 years after his assassination in 1936. The music arrangement is composed and arranged by Daniel de Jesus.
Green how I want you green, is a follow up to The Opera, commissioned for El Museo del Barrio and presented for Performa 13.
Green, How I Want You Green a performance by David Antonio with Elia Alba, Jennifer Jade Ledesna, Diego Carvajal Peñaranda, Lisa Strum and musicians, Daniel de Jesus and Samuel Thompson.
the Opera, takeabite. 2013
The Opera Performance, was commissioned by El Museo del Barrio with additional funds courtesy of Franklin Furnace Funds and part of Performa 13. The live performance recreated the multi-layered audio from the video TAKEABITE;elduendealwaystravels…light. The performance featured the three main performers, Elia Alba, Mickalene Thomas and David Antonio Cruz in full costume, backed by an orchestra, a jazz singer, a soprano singer, ten actors, and a special effects sound mixer. The video was projected behind the performer and over 2,500 paper planes covered the entire stage. The video, TAKEABITE was inspired by Lorca’s essay on the duende, Vidal’s The City and The Pillar, Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, and 1950’s sitcoms. The costumes are influenced by 1950’s couture, Victorian clothing, and the television show Leave It To Beaver. Filmed at Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France and in Brooklyn, New York.