Artbound Wins L.A. Area Emmy for "Invisible Cities" Documentary | KCET
Artbound Wins L.A. Area Emmy for "Invisible Cities" Documentary
On Saturday July 26, Artbound was awarded an L.A.-Area Emmy Award for Entertainment Programming for the documentary Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones, a one-hour special episode tracing the creation and performance of the avant-garde opera "Invisible Cities."
Created by Los Angeles experimental opera company The Industry, in partnership with L.A. Dance Project, the "Invisible Cities" opera portrayed the meeting between emperor Kublai Khan at the end of his life with the explorer Marco Polo, as told in Italo Calvino's fantastical book. Staged at iconic Union Station and utilizing wireless technology provided by Sennheiser, the innovative and interactive opera offered audience members headphones to hear the work amid the hustle and bustle of the train station's everyday life. "Invisible Cities" was composed and adapted by Christopher Cerrone, directed by The Industry's founder and artistic director Yuval Sharon, with choreography by Danielle Agami.
In total, KCETLink won in five categories at 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which took place at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, and received nine nominations, including six for its weekly local news magazine, SoCal Connected and one for the 54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, produced by KCET in partnership with the L.A. County Arts Commission and CDK Productions.
Best Entertainment Programming: Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones
Matthew Crotty, Producer
Joris Debeij, Producer
Juan Devis, Executive Producer
Drew Tewksbury, Co-Producer
Read more about Artbound's coverage of the Invisible Cities Opera:
Artistic director Yuval Sharon details his inspiration for "Invisible Cities," and the endless possibilities opened up by the use of headphones. The presence of wireless technology in the experimental work creates a new operatic experience -- and maybe even expands the definition of opera.
Sound designer Martin Gimenez explains the challenges of getting wireless technology to deliver the extraordinary sonic experience that befits the unconventional opera.
In composing the music for "Invisible Cities," Christopher Cerrone created many levels of orchestral detail that would evoke the elaborate and fantastical places that Calvino imagines.
Dancers in "Invisible Cities" execute an array of moves in Union Station that range from rigorous solos to improvisational and hip-hop-like explosions, to glacially slow stances.
Union Station is an ideal place to realize the opera "Invisible Cities," an adaptation of Italo Calvino's book about relationships between built environments and social and economic life.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was fired over domestic violence allegations but rehired after Alex Villanueva was elected sheriff was ordered by a judge today to surrender his badge and gun.
Following a screening of “Brittany Runs A Marathon,” screenwriter and director Paul Downs Colaizzo joins KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond for a post screening Q&A.
Enter to win a pair of tickets to "Frankenstein" at A Noise Within.
Though Horace Tapscott died in 1999, his legacy of music and focus on community burn brighter than ever because of the rising popularity of contemporary jazz artists like Kamasi Washington.
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley.
For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His diverse works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition.
This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles.
In East L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement.