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Lucia Berlin: Stories. Five stories from Lucia Berlin's posthumous A Manual for Cleaning Women featuring video set and design by Naomie Kremer, with an evocative jazz score by composer Marcus Shelby. Directed by Nancy Shelby and JoAnne Winter. Her First Detox; Emergency Room Notebook, 1977; Unmanageable; 502; Here it is Saturday. To see photographs from the 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.