Special performance of ‘Tin Man Tango’ on Wednesday October 30th in NYC!


Tin Man Tango

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE!

Sidney Grant and I will perform our choreography ‘Tin Man Tango’ at Tango Cafe tomorrow night, Wednesday October 30th!

Cost: $10 if you arrive before 10:15pm and $12 after that.

Location:  You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center, 412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York

Time: Performance is around midnight, dancing goes until 2pm or maybe later

 

Film I choreographed ‘Cut to Black’ showing at Cinema Village NYC!


This great news just in from Dan & Danielle, the producers of ‘Cut to Black’  – a film I choreographed last year:

We are very proud to announce that our critically acclaimed feature film ‘Cut to Black’ has been given a limited theatrical run at Cinema Village in New York City! This represents a major step forward for Cut to Black, following our victory as the closing night film at the 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival, where we took the Audience Award.

Cut to Black will open Friday, October 18th at Cinema Village (22 E 12th St). We will be holding a special Q&A event at the 7:00 PM show on 10/18. We would love to see you all there!

You can purchase tickets at Fandango.com or directly through the Cinema Village website.

Please invite friends and loved ones to see Cut to Black! Even if they can’t make it to opening night, the film will play several times a day throughout the week. Cinema Village is a fantastic venue, and we could not be happier to be screening there.

Thank you all for your ongoing support, and we hope to see you on opening night!

Watch the Cut to Black trailer.

‘Like’ Cut to Black on Facebook.

'Cut to Black' - film I choreographed last year was given a limited theatrical run at City Village in NYC!

‘Cut to Black’ – film I choreographed last year was given a limited theatrical run at City Village in NYC!

Great New York Times quote and photo from opera I performed in this past May


“Opera Hispànica’s production was an elegant tribute to Piazzolla’s and Ferrer’s ability to combine music, movement and words of hallucinatory power in a concentrated format that is as pungent and stimulating as a cup of espresso.” -The New York Times

I had a great time performing with everyone in the opera “Maria de Buenos Aires” this past May!

"Opera Hispànica's production was an elegant tribute to Piazzolla's and Ferrer's ability to combine music, movement and words of hallucinatory power in a concentrated format that is as pungent and stimulating as a cup of espresso." -The New York Times

Gayle Madeira performing in Opera Hispànica’s production of “Maria de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla

My portrait of Dan Eberle is now out in a book: ‘Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing’


I’m very excited to announce that a portrait I drew of the filmmaker Dan Eberle was just published in a compilation of drawings called ‘Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing’ and can be bought from a couple of websites:

Portrait of "Dan Eberle" originally made for the movie "Prayer to a Vengeful God" and also shown in the solo show "Gayle Madeira: Burlesque and Film Portraits" at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, 2013

Portrait of “Dan Eberle” originally made for the movie “Prayer to a Vengeful God” and also shown in the solo show “Gayle Madeira: Burlesque and Film Portraits” at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, 2013. This portrait is now in a book of drawings put out by North Light Books called “Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing”

From the North Light website:

This fifth volume in the beautiful Strokes of Genius series emphasizes design and composition, and features 120 drawings in charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink, and more. The pieces featured in this volume were hand-selected from thousands of entrants and capture a wide variety of stories told through composition.

In Strokes of Genius 5, you’ll find:

  • Beautifully rendered landscape drawings featuring wooded forests, water scenes, and depictions of the seasons, all with strong compositions brought to life with the skillful use of line
  • Dynamic figure drawings that tell a story through the artist’s choice of pose, whether candid or planned, and the surroundings of the figure
  • Urban compositions featuring busy city scenes, grand architecture, and urban settings with dynamic portrayals of mood and lighting
  • Fair fauna drawings highlighting the majesty of nature by depicting both close-up images of animals and distanced scenes of the wild
  • Compelling still-life compositions filled with unique and unusual objects, or every-day objects from unique and unusual vantage points.
  • Portrait drawings that capture the personality of the subject through the use of subtle details, bright highlights, and rich shadows
  • Explore vivid photos of each of the 120 drawings in this volume, plus find tips and quotes from each of the contributing artists about their drawing. You’ll benefit from the advice of 91 skilled artists in a wide variety of media and enjoy their unique designs and compositions.

Photos from recent solo show at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans!


Here are some pics from my first solo show at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans. The show opened on White Linen Night, August 3rd, 2013 and lasted for 2 months. This is a yearly event in August where all the galleries open at the same time and there is a big street party. They set up stages with music, there are drinks and lots and lots of ART. It’s a great, fun time!  Read more about The Foundation Gallery and their wonderful model for non-profit charity here: www.foundationgallerynola.com

Foundation Gallery, New Orleans:

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The next few images are from the day before the opening…getting ready!!!
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My solo show opened on White Linen Night at The Foundation Gallery, New Orleans, August 2013. There were a couple of stages set up in the streets where all the galleries were, along with a lot of drinking (in classic New Orleans style) and lots and lots of ART
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There was even a white lighthouse! on White Linen Night!
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The opening of my show saw hundreds of people through the doors of The Foundation Gallery throughout the night!
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Several people enjoyed taking photos with the drawing of Jillaine Gill looking down, trying to make themselves look like Jillaine. It was funny!
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Tioma with his portrait
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I stood next to the entrance most of the night next to my portrait and held a sign that said “The Artist” and waited to see the realization in people’s faces when they saw it. Some people took a surprisingly long time to get it! By the end of the night, my face really hurt from smiling and laughing so much.
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Me with the amazing founder of The Foundation Gallery, Lila Heymann
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