Yara Travieso

Performing Arts, 2016

Yara Travieso is a NYC-based director and choreographer creating films, stage works, and immersive installations. Creating productions around conceptual & satyrical femme narratives, Travieso pulls from a hybrid vocabulary of form & magical-realism. Travieso is a 2017 HERE Resident Artist, a 2016 Creative Capital recipient, and a 2015 National Association Latino Arts & Cultures grantee through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation. Her most recent work, La Medea, was presented by Performance-Space 122, BRIC Arts, and Dance Films Association. The film version of La Medea screened with Film Society of Lincoln Center, Miami Film Festival, and SXSW. In 2005, Travieso co-founded the Borscht Film Festival in Miami FL. Soon after, she graduated from NYC’s Juilliard School with a Dance BFA. Her original productions have been presented worldwide in theaters, museums, and festivals. Travieso’s original opera collaborations have premiered in many venues throughout Europe, including her favorite, The Amphitheatre D'oin Montpellier, France. Commissioned to direct original short films, Travieso has collaborated with Hermes of Paris, Glamour, GQ, Conde Nast, and Elle. Travieso gives workshops and lectures with international institutions. She develops new work through residency programs like LMCC, The Bessie Schonberg Foundation, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, PS122 RAMP, and BRICLab.

Awards and Accomplishments

2016: Yara Travieso premiered her Creative Capital project, "La Medea", in January 2017 as part of Performance Space 122's Coil Festival, co-produced by BRIC Arts Media House, Dance Films Association and Twitch. Scenes from performance here: