Short film "Storefront Diva" is a collage from a 4-hour performance inspired by Joseph Cornell's dream fragment in which he saw Claude Debussy playing piano in a storefront.
Phase One took place on December 27, 2011 from 4 -- 8 pm at 159 Bleecker St. -- a pop-up store location directly opposite Le Poisson Rouge, in the heart of Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Supové performed a composition by Joan La Barbara in a special set and costume designed by Marija Plavšić, accompanied by Aleksandar Kostić's video installations.
Phase Two of "Storefront Diva" took place at The Flea Theater in Tribeca in June 2012. Kathleen Supové perform a new composition by Joan La Barbara and Aleksandar Kostić created a new video installation creating a fusion of past and present.
Storefront Diva :
Composer / Performance Director - Joan La Barbara
Pianist / Performer - Kathleen Supové
Set / Costume Designer - Marija Plavšić
Video installation - Aleksandar Kostić
Video produced by Kostic Films
Music © 2011 Joan La Barbara (ASCAP)
used by permission of the composer
"Storefront Diva" is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with addition funding from the New York University Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund and American Music Center/Composer Assistance Program. Generous support was also provided by Yamaha Artist Services and Materials for the Arts, DCA.