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Modernism, San Francisco
212 Gallery, Aspen
Von Fraunberg Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video set design for Lucia Berlin: Stories. Five stories from her posthumous A Manual for Cleaning Women, performed by Word for Word at Z Below, San Francisco, Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, Paris, and theaters in Nancy and Angers, France. Directed by Nancy Shelby and JoAnne Winter with an original jazz score by Marcus Shelby. Word for Word artistic directors: Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter. Cast: Cassidy Brown, Jeri Lynn Cohen, Ryan Williams French, Norman Gee, Gendell Hernández, Delia MacDougall, Indiia Wilmott, Phil Wong. To see photographs and video excerpts from the performance in Paris, with LED screens in lieu of projections, please click here. To see closeups of the actors in San Francisco performance please click here.

 

Video set design for Alcina, by GF Handel, performed in Acre, Israel, September 2016, by French baroque orchestra Les Talens Lyriques. The opera takes place on the magic island inhabited by Alcina, a sorceress who seduces men and when she tires of them transforms them into rocks, trees and animals. Deceptions and disguises abound. At the end, when Alcina’s magic urn is broken, illusions are dispelled and the island’s transformed monsters return to human form. Click here to scroll through photographs of the performance. Click here to read a preview article in Ha'aratz. (Scroll down to read paragraph about the set in English) Click here to hear a musical excerpt and see stills of the video.

 

Collaborating with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in this abstract work with original music composed by Paul Dresher, and poetry by Michael Palmer (Artistic Advisor), Kremer created a video set design that included shifting scrims and banners. The work premiered at the Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in November, 2011, and was subsequently performed in February 2012 at Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, and The Dance Center at Columbia College, Chicago. Click here to see video of the performance. Click here to read a review.   Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this world premiere family opera was co-commissioned by the San Francisco Opera and Cal Performances, with music by Nolan Gasser and libretto by Carey Harrison. It was performed in March, 2013 at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California. As Visual Designer, Kremer created an all video-based set with minimal props necessary for the action. Click here to see a video about her process, posted on YouTube by Cal Performances. Click here to see a slideshow of the performance. Click here to read her blog, posted by the San Francisco Opera, about the creation of the design. Click here to read a review. Photo by Betsy Kershner.
 

Video backdrop for Béla Bartók's opera, commission by the Berkeley Opera, performed at Julia Morgan Center in Berkeley in May, 2008. Click here to see the video.

 

Video backdrop for concert performance of Tristan and Isolde, by Richard Wagner. Commissioned by the Claude Heater Foundation, performed in August, 2018, at the Herbst Theater, San Francisco. Conducted by Jonathan Khuner, with Juyeon Song as Isolde, Roy Cornelius Smith as Tristan, Tamara Gallo as Brangane. Click here to see stills from the opera.