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“X”

    Tenth Anniversary Event

7 Hour Program & Credits

 Several Areas to explore, a Mini Museum, Performances and Interactive Installations
 

 

Entrance Area

Front Stage Area

Surrealist Lounge Area

Patio Area

X Dimension Main Stage Area

 


Entrance Area

CDP Mini Museum
Several CDP Works Exposition
(Assembled by Silvia Askenazi)

CDP Troupe receives the Audience 

Popcorn, Peanuts, Milk shakes Boots tended by CDP Characters and Fans of Poems waiting for you.

First time CDP Troupe /Photo by Claudio Vazquez
Art-i-fact by Sergio Martinez
Chronicles from The Poetry Circus by various authors
Are You Circo? Internal Circo Document by various authors
Christmas tree Photo/Installation by Stella Sosa & Silvia Askenazi
Photo Slide Show- CDP different events by Silvia Askenazi & Claudio Vazquez




Audience Interactive Installations

Open all night

*Mandala Temple
An ancient devotional symbol connecting yourselves with the teacher inside you
(Veronica Vainstoc)
Situated next to the Mini Museum

Text: Alan Watts
Technical Support: Agustin Plotkin
Production assistants: Stella Sosa, Viviana Farley, Jackie & Byron Priore

*The Place of The Thinker
A place for the audience, designed for meditation.
(Alicia Villa & Claudia Trasviña)
Situated in The Machine Shop in the back of the building.

Text:  Jiddu Krishnamurti
Technical Management: Claudia Trasviña.
Production Assistants:  Max Miranda, Angel Mendoza, Jackie Chronis & Giora Pasca

*A New Way of Juggling
Inspired on Surrealist artist Paul Nouge
(Sergio Martinez & Amelia Moore)
Situated in the Surrealist Lounge Area

*Re-Arrange
What does your mind’s eye see?
(Sergio Martinez)
Situated in the Mini Museum Area


Independent Installations

* Silence
(Ana Genzon)
Situated at the venue entrance /Mini Museum Area

* Dress
Inspired on artist Cynthia Tom’s painting
(Sergio Martinez)
Situated in X Dimension Stage

 

 


Front Stage Area

 Performances 

Stage Manager
Alberto Gieco

Lighting & Sound Support
Alberto Gieco


Open Mic Stage

Scenery Arts by Laura Rey

“A Nature Spirit” Sculpture by Laura Rey

“Wood Spirits” Sculptures by Suzette Brantley

“Earth layers”
“Tears”
“Vienna”

Paintings by Ana Genzon



9.15 pm     “She –Nuit”

Nathalie Gaulthier with Le Studio/Kids In Act-ion Trapeze Aerial arts Students:
Tia Greenfield, Julie Broida, Grace Copeland, Nicole Klein, Maddy Stedman

Special appearance:   by Andrea Brook from Mass Ensemble.

Music: Le Reve

9.40 pm     “Premeditations”
Solo dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Shweta Jhaveri (song: Invocation)


11.15 pm     Mandala Ceremony Part I
Directed by Veronica Vainstoc

Presenter: Alicia Villa
Goddesses: Verónica Vainstoc, Samantha Miller, Alicia Villa, Claudia Trasviña, Laura Rey, Silvia Askenazi, Katina Le Kerr.
Women that have marked CDP development through all these years reunites in a special ceremony while representing the god inside us.

Sound Track: Nile Curtis, Veronica Vainstoc

11.45 pm     Anniversary Toast

Alicia Villa & Sergio Martinez
A tribute to Federico Ludueña ( CDP’s Founder 1998)
“Manifestamos”
(CDP‘s Manifesto written by Federico Luduena 1999)

CDP Homage to the artist and collaborators dressing CDP on its Tenth Anniversary.


12.00 am     Open Mic Area opens welcoming spontaneous performers 


 


Surrealist Lounge Area

Scenery Arts by Laura Rey

“The Departure of Plants”
“Glinda Diptic A”
“Glinda Diptic B”   (The tornado)
paintings by Katina Le Kerr

“Women Spirits” sculptures by Ana Genzon



Patio Area

10.00 pm     X-Quisite Banquet Patio @ Bar

Featuring and celebrating Chef Nora Artine’s ten years with CDP
(Nora Artine CDP Founder 1998)

Mediterranean, Latin & Middle Eastern flavors meant to celebrate CDP’s multicultural backgrounds. (Please see Website for Menu details)

Special Donors: Additional Menu
Stella Sosa, Sergio Martinez, Samantha Miller, Nora Artine, Jackie Chronis, Peyman& Nazli Majd

 


X Dimension Main Stage Area

Sound ambience between different performances by Peymon Majd


10.00 pm “The X Dimension Revealed”

A Story written by Sergio Martinez, Alicia Villa, Samantha Miller

Characters

Andres Rabb as “Xeus,” a Circus Divinity
Gustav Vintas as “The Narrator”: Jose Sbarra (CDPFounder1990)
Nicholas Bowrin as Gargoyle kid
Alicia Villa as Antique Clown Doll #1
Samantha Miller as Antique Clown Doll #2
Sergio Martinez as Ring Master kid
Arnauld Damasceno as Beast Tamer
Laura Rey as Beast Tamer Assistant
Silvia Askenazi as Musical muse
Claudia Trasviña as CDP Ambassador


Vignette#1
“Xeus Remembers”

Vignette #2
“Acces Granted”

Vignette #3
“Joyous Arrival”

Vignette #4
“Taming Beasts”

Vignette #5
“Musical Caravan Interrupted- Key delivered”


Stage Manager: Claudia Trasviña

Lighting and Sound Support: Alberto Gieco, Claudio Vazquez, Giovanni Gieco and Rosa Cruz


Music by A Hawk and a Hacksaw
The Lounge Lizards
Marimbas Song (Xylophones) by Sofia Ibor-Lopez arranged by Samantha Miller


10.40 pm       “Ten Thousand Years Later”
Solo dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Ketil Bjørnstad (song: Ten thousand years later)

10.50 pm        “Raga for X”
Darren Saravis             Sitar & Computer
Mark Wheeler from Slushbox         Base
Sharon Giarratano from Slushbox Vocals & Keyboards
Arnauld Damasceno              Flute


11.30 pm     Mandala Ceremony Part II

All goddesses meet with Goddess Stella Sosa (one of the Founders of CDP in L.A 1998) to finally burn the huge Mandala with small Mandalas created by the Audience

11.40 pm     Fire Performances

“Vesta” fire dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Tanola Nomads

“Circle Woman” fire dance by Kendall Ackroyd
Music: Serius Dalata & Mamani

¨Entitled¨ fire dance by Tansar
Music: Serius Dalata & Mamani


12.00 am      Electronic music by Peyman Majd


 

Credits

Directors & Executive Producers


Alicia Villa & Sergio Martinez
(CDP Founders from 1998)

Host
Darren Saravis with Pollen - Nation

Direction Assistance
Alberto Gieco

CDP Producers
Samantha Miller (CDP Founder 1998)
Claudia Trasviña
Laura Rey (CDP Founder 1998)
Arnauld Damasceno
Andres Rabb


Independent Producers
Veronica Vainstoc (CDP Founder 1998)
Ana Artine ( CDP Founder 1998)
Nathalie Gautier


Producción Assistance
Silvia Askenazi
Stella Sosa(CDP  Founder 1998)
Alicia Santos
Tammy Ávila

Stage &Technical Support
Andres Rabb, Driss Mouazen, Sergio Martinez, Nicholas Bowrin,

Ricardo Genzon, Darren Saravis & Silvia Askenazi.

Prop’s Department
Alicia Villa, Arnauld Damasceno, Claudia Trasviña, Samantha Miller,

Nicholas Bowrin, Driss Mouazen, Stella Sosa, Agustín Plotkin and Fernando Ventura.


Documentation Team

Photo


Claudio Vásquez
Darren Saravis
Annie Appel
Amelia Moore


Video Camera
Damian Quevedo
Dr Jim

Dressing/Make-up Room Assistants
Katina Le Kerr
Samantha Miller
Verónica Vainstoc
Mariana Pascuzzi

Volunteers
Fransisco Leon
Gurdon Miller
Kim Rapp
Arthur Kaminski
Jackie Chronis
Giora Pasca
Suzette Brantley
Tansaro


Contracted Personnel

T7
Marcela Vergara
Margarita Mendoza
Ali Russi
Rigo
Abel Martínez
Ángel Sosa
Max Miranda

Special tanks

Bob Yerkers   Costumes Maecenas
Visualice        Storage

 

 

 

“In the Midst of the Hierophant 

 

 

Fifth Anniversary Event

 

7 Hour Program & Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDP Acknowledges From Past Events

 

Circo de Poesia gracefully acknowledges the contributions of an ever-growing list of amazing human beings. Photos & other artworks created by many of them will often be displayed throughout this site. In this section, we’ll continually update those whose work appears at the time.

 

 

Literary Contributions

 

Jose Sbarra

Pipi Sbarra

Federico Ludueña

Samantha Miller

 

 

Video Contributions

 

Juan Carlos Calderon (coming)

Guillermina Zabala

Andres Pascuzzi

 

 

Video Documentation

 

Sergio Oscar Martinez

Erica Crenshaw

Vivi Farley

Guillermina Zabala

 

 

Video Art

 

CSquare

 

 

Photography Contributions

 

Silvia Askenazi

Claudio Vazquez

Vicente Contreras

-& countless others who either can’t or choose not to be identified thru our site-

 

Following is a list -arbitrary and unfinished as all other human lists- of many whose individual contributions have marked Circo de Poesia throughout its many phases:

Jose Sbarra, Pipi Sbarra, Claudia con K, Geniol, Federico Ludueña, Stella Sosa, Alicia Villa, Esteban Bergese, Samantha Miller, Sergio Martinez, Damian Quevedo, Nora Artine, Jackie Chroniss, Sergio Oscar Martinez, Ernesto Sopprani, Marianna Pascuzzi, Martin Sym-smith, Veronica Vainstoc, Sara Muiños, Chavela Muñoz, Carmen Crespo, Claudio Vazquez, Silvia Askenazi, Fran Leon, Laura Rey, Carmen McKinley, Carlini Nuñez, Ana Flores, Claudia Trasvina, Andres Raab, Guillermina Zabala, Gabriela Crowe, Alex Danko, Viggo Mortensen, Gustav Vintas, Wendy Carcano, Hasmig Ross, Graciela Honeker, Blanca Villa, Monica Villa, Alberto Villa, Javier Nucci, Arnaud Damasceno, Mariano Cinat, Alberto de Almar, Vicente Contreras, Andres Salcedo, David Freebush, Tiffany Watson, Ocean Kartic, Pablo Allende, Gonzalo Varela, Elsa Cecci, Raul Rivas, Claudia Matellan, Erika Crenshaw, Andrew Bailley, Nile Curtis, Tony Taylor, Fernando Ventura, Joaquina Lluma, James Petersen, David Kim, Jesus Figueroa, Gustavo Quinteros, Agustin Plotkin, Nicolas Plotkin, Vivi Farley, Fabian Podesta, Pablo Cha, Antonio Antalva, Mariana Pascuett, Paula Hidalgo, Luis Chiarotti, Malena Pesce, Jose Luis Latasa, Roberto Medina, Rosario Medina, Miguel A. Medina, Carlos Caivano, Nicoleta Lucero, Rafael Pizarro, Alfonso Mellior, William Escalera, Oscar Amoros, Jean Lee King, Lorena Iturralde, Refugios Gallegos, Tommy Villafranca, Nancy Farren, Yoland Trevino, Chris & Mario Balibrera, Deborah Amtshell, Alicia Moran, Alejandro Molina, Barak & Jacquie, Fred Dewey & Beyond Baroque, Freeman Murray, Magicopolis Theatre, Ramon @ Esspreso Mi Cultura, M. Fitzgerald, Greg Arce, Napoleon Flores, Viejito Amor,  Gabriel Lerman, Gabriel Lerner, Ana Matonte, Eughenia Aladro, Manuel Olmos, Patricia Maya, Viviana Foschetti, Tomas & Dolly Cadena, Geisse, Fantini and Zarco




“X” Tenth Anniversary Event

7 Hours Program & Credits


Host: Darren Saravis with Pollen- Nation


CDP Mini Museum
Several CDP Works Exposition
(Assembled by Silvia Azkenazi)

First time CDP Troupe /Photo by Claudio Vazquez
Art-i-fact by Sergio Martinez
Chronicles from The Poetry Circus by various authors
Are You Circo? Internal Circo Document by various authors
Christmas tree Photo/Installation by Stella Sosa & Silvia Azkenazi
Photo Slide Show- CDP different events by Silvia Azkenazi & Claudio Vazquez

CDP Troupe receives the Audience

Popcorn, Peanuts, Milk shakes Boots tended by CDP Characters and Fans of Poems waiting for you.


Audience Interactive Installations

Open all night

*Mandala Temple
An ancient devotional symbol connecting yourselves with the teacher inside you
(Veronica Vainstoc)
Situated next to the Mini Museum

Text: Alan Watts
Technical Support: Agustin Plotkin
Production assistants: Stella Sosa, Viviana Farley, Jackie & Byron Priore

*The Place of The Thinker
A place for the audience, designed for meditation.
(Alicia Villa & Claudia Trasviña)
Situated in The Machine Shop in the back of the building.

Text:  Jiddu Krishnamurti
Technical Management: Claudia Trasviña.
Production Assistants:  Max Miranda, Angel Mendoza, Jackie Chronis & Giora Pasca

*A New Way of Juggling
Inspired on Surrealist artist Paul Nouge
(Sergio Martinez & Amelia Moore)
Situated in the Surrealist Lounge Area

* Re-Arrange
What does your mind’s eye see?
(Sergio Martinez)
Situated in the Mini Museum Area


Independent Installations

* Silence
(Ana Genzon)
Situated at the venue entrance /Mini Museum Area

* Dress
Inspired on artist Cynthia Tom’s painting
(Sergio Martinez)
Situated in X Dimension Stage



Performances


Front Stage Area

Stage Manager
Alberto Gieco

Lighting & Sound Support
Alberto Gieco


Open Mic Stage

Scenery Arts by Laura Rey

“A Nature Spirit” Sculpture by Laura Rey

“Wood Spirits” Sculptures by Suzette Brantley

“Earth layers”
“Tears”
“Vienna”

Paintings by Ana Genzon



9.15 pm     “She –Nuit”

Nathalie Gaulthier with Le Studio/Kids In Act-ion Trapeze Aerial arts Students:
Tia Greenfield, Julie Broida, Grace Copeland, Nicole Klein, Maddy Stedman

Special appearance:   by Andrea Brook from Mass Ensemble.

Music: Le Reve

9.40 pm     “Premeditations”
Solo dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Shweta Jhaveri (song: Invocation)


11.15 pm     Mandala Ceremony Part I
Directed by Veronica Vainstoc

Presenter: Alicia Villa
Goddesses: Verónica Vainstoc, Samantha Miller, Alicia Villa, Claudia Trasviña, Laura Rey, Silvia Askenazi, Katina Le Kerr.
Women that have marked CDP development through all these years reunites in a special ceremony while     representing the god inside us.

Sound Track: Nile Curtis, Veronica Vainstoc

11.45 pm     Anniversary Toast

Alicia Villa & Sergio Martinez
A tribute to Federico Ludueña ( CDP’s Founder 1998)
“Manifestamos”
(CDP‘s Manifesto written by Federico Luduena 1999)

CDP Homage to the artist and collaborators dressing CDP on its Tenth Anniversary.


12.00 am     Open Mic Area opens welcoming spontaneous performers


Surrealist Lounge Area

Scenery Arts by Laura Rey

“The Departure of Plants”
“Glinda Diptic A”
“Glinda Diptic B”   (The tornado)
paintings by Katina Le Kerr

“Women Spirits” sculptures by Ana Genzon



Patio Area

10.00 pm     X-Quisite Banquet Patio @ Bar

Featuring and celebrating Chef Nora Artine’s ten years with CDP
(Nora Artine CDP Founder 1998)

Mediterranean, Latin & Middle Eastern flavors meant to celebrate CDP’s multicultural backgrounds. (Please see Website for Menu details)

Special Donors: Additional Menu
Stella Sosa, Sergio Martinez, Samantha Miller, Nora Artine, Jackie Chronis, Peyman& Nazli Majd


X Dimension Main Stage Area

Sound ambience between different performances by Peymon Majd


10.00 pm “The X Dimension Revealed”

A Story written by Sergio Martinez, Alicia Villa, Samantha Miller

Characters

Andres Rabb as “Xeus,” a Circus Divinity
Gustav Vintas as “The Narrator”: Jose Sbarra (CDPFounder1990)
Nicholas Bowrin as Gargoyle kid
Alicia Villa as Antique Clown Doll #1
Samantha Miller as Antique Clown Doll #2
Sergio Martinez as Ring Master kid
Arnauld Damasceno as Beast Tamer
Laura Rey as Beast Tamer Assistant
Silvia Azquenazi as Musical muse
Claudia Trasviña as CDP Ambassador


Vignette#1
“Xeus Remembers”

Vignette #2
“Acces Granted”

Vignette #3
“Joyous Arrival”

Vignette #4
“Taming Beasts”

Vignette #5
“Musical Caravan Interrupted- Key delivered”


Stage Manager: Claudia Trasviña

Lighting and Sound Support: Alberto Gieco, Claudio Vazquez, Giovanni Gieco and Rosa Cruz


Music by A Hawk and a Hacksaw
The Lounge Lizards
Marimbas Song (Xylophones) by Sofia Ibor-Lopez arranged by Samantha Miller


10.40 pm       “Ten Thousand Years Later”
Solo dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Ketil Bjørnstad (song: Ten thousand years later)

10.50 pm        “Raga for X”
Darren Saravis             Sitar & Computer
Mark Wheeler from Slushbox         Base
Sharon Giarratano from Slushbox Vocals & Keyboards
Arnauld Damasceno              Flute


11.30 pm     Mandala Ceremony Part II

All goddesses meet with Goddess Stella Sosa (one of the Founders of CDP in L.A 1998) to finally burn the huge Mandala with small Mandalas created by the Audience

11.40 pm     Fire Performances

“Vesta” fire dance by Daniela Ardalla
Music: Tanola Nomads

“Circle     Woman” fire dance by Kendall Ackroyd
Music: Serius Dalata & Mamani

¨Entitled¨ fire dance by Tansar
Music: Serius Dalata & Mamani


12.00 am.      Electronic music by Peyman Majd



Credits

Directors & Executive Producers

Alicia Villa & Sergio Martinez
(CDP Founders from 1998)

Direction Assistance
Alberto Gieco

CDP Producers
Samantha Miller (CDP Founder 1998)
Claudia Trasviña
Laura Rey (CDP Founder 1998)
Arnauld Damasceno

Independent Producers
Veronica Vainstoc (CDP Founder 1998)
Ana Artine ( CDP Founder 1998)
Nathalie Gautier


Producción Assistance
Silvia Azquenazi
Stella Sosa(CDP from Founder 1998)
Alicia Santos
Tammy Ávila

Stage &Technical Support
Andres Rabb, Driss Mouazen, Sergio Martinez, Nicholas Bowrin, Ricardo Genzon, Darren Saravis & Silvia Askenazi.

Prop’s Department
Alicia Villa, Arnauld Damasceno, Claudia Trasviña, Samantha Miller, Nicholas Bowrin, Driss Mouazen, Stella Sosa, Agustín Plotkin and Fernando Ventura.


Documentation Team

Photo

Claudio Vásquez
Darren Saravis
Annie Appel
Amelia Moore


Video Camera
Damian Quevedo
Dr Jim

Dressing/Make-up Room Assistants
Katina Le Kerr
Samantha Miller
Verónica Vainstoc
Mariana Pascuzzi

Volunteers
Fransisco Leon
Gurdon Miller
Kim Rapp
Arthur Kaminski
Jackie Chronis
Giora Pasca
Suzette Brantley
Tansaro


Contracted Personnel

T7
Marcela Vergara
Margarita Mendoza
Ali Russi
Rigo
Abel Martínez
Ángel Sosa
Max Miranda

Special tanks

Bob Yerkers   Costumes Maecenas
Visualice        Storage