Movie stars are often known for venturing out of the acting realm.
The Avant/Garde Premiers: Revealed
On May 16, the Avant/Garde Diaries launched the first installment of their summer series, “The Avant/Garde Premiers,” with a screening of The Cycle Revealed. The filmic, the work of Samantha Casolari, is an interpretation of the Metropolitan Operaʼs Ring Cycle.
Casolari takes a daring role exploring Robert Lepageʼs production of Wagnerʼs Ring Cycle. Filmmakers have been trying to capture the essence of the fifteen-hour opera for years. The screening was accompanied by a performance by Valentin Stip.
After the screening, the night was filled with sipping and mingling. Dave Harrington, one half of Darkside, provided music for the remainder of the evening. Guests enjoyed good conversation and company while raving about the screening.
Casolari, an Italian-born photographer, currently resides in Brooklyn. She called upon her eclectic background in producing The Cycle Revealed. The film dramatically displays the battle of mythical creatures as they fight for love and power.
By Meghan Pero