CARMEN-HELENA TÉLLEZ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
CHIA PATIÑO, DRAMATURG
NATASHA STOJANOVSKA, PIANO
ALEXA CAPAREDA, DANCER
CAMILLA TASSI, VIDEO ARTIST
RYAN BELOCK, VIDEO ARTIST
Kosmologia is an ongoing, Chicago-based creative project and arts collective led by Carmen-Helena Téllez, focusing on the production of inter-artistic events that involve music, other arts, and technology that meet the spirit and concerns of our time.
After reading two tales by the masterful Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Carmen-Helena Téllez and the artistic team of Kosmologia were inspired to create an original visual and musical experience, an art-music video where we travel between worlds of persuasive dreams and deceptive realities in our universe. A piano recital progresses seamlessly between original compositions created specifically for this project in conversation with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), the master of polyphony. Dreaming/ Undreaming was commissioned by the Princeton Festival, with artistic direction by Carmen-Helena Tellez, dramaturgy by Chia Patiño, and videos by Camilla Tassi and Ryan Belock, framing the pianistic virtuosity of Natasha Stojanovska.
Be sure to also watch the free lecture, “Dreaming/Undreaming: Creating an Interdisciplinary Event.”
Video Link: $25 per household
Carmen-Helena Téllez is a Venezuelan-American composer, conductor, interdisciplinary artist and producer. Working with her ensembles, universities and festivals, she remains a proponent of inter-artistic genres and new music in the US and abroad.
Natasha Stojanovska is a Macedonian pianist and composer who has toured through the Americas and Europe. She is a winner of the American Prize among others, and she is currently working on her first CD with works by Eastern European women composers.
Chia Patiño is the faculty Stage Director of the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was the Artistic Director of Ecuador’s Sucre National Theater. She is a regular guest with companies in the US and abroad.
Camilla Tassi is a projection/video designer, producer and musician devoted to performance recontextualization and accessibility. She has created for Apollo’s Fire, PROTOTYPE Festival, Yale Opera, MASS MoCA, and Berlin Opera Academy.
Ryan Belock is a projection designer and interdisciplinary artist based in NYC who synthesizes video design, music, and movement. Recent collaborations include Dear Evan Hansen (assistant editor) and Blue Man Group (Video operator).
Alexa Capareda is a dancer-choreographer, ballet master at Ballet Austin and co-producer with groups in the city. She won the 2017 Austin Critics Table Award for Excellence and the 3rd prize at the 2013 Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Serbia.