Cayetana Vidal


Saturday, April 6, 2013
April 6, 2013

Part of the DANCE MOViES Commission, this screening marks the official premiere of the 2011 commissions and will be followed by an open reception and panel discussion with all commissioned artists.

TAO is the third collaborative dance film between Argentinian filmmaker Cayetana Vidal and choreographer and dancer Sofia Mazza, who explore the superimposition of movement and image.

Male and female, winter and summer, day and night, and nature and city are overlayed, creating a new single image in which opposites coexist. The technique of video overlay proposes an imaginary world of new shapes, proportions, and perspectives.

The film was shot in the city of Buenos Aires and on the Argentine Atlantic Coast. Footage was also shot in Germany, Spain, and Tigre, a river delta near Buenos Aires. As it was winter in Europe and summer in South America, and since dancer Diego Poblete was traveling around Europe, a “live experiment” was conducted and images were collected during the same time period in both hemispheres.


  • Introduction with founding curator Hélene Lesterlin
  • Screening of TAO
  • Commissioned artists' presentations + discussion with curators
  • Reception on stage serving lite fare
Hélène Lesterlin + Ash Bulayev

Cayetana Vidal is a film director and writer. She started her career as an advertising creative working for different media companies in Argentina and the United States. In 2000, she entered the NYU Graduate Film Program, graduating in 2004 with her thesis film Armadillo, which received awards at festivals worldwide. Since 2005, she has written, directed, and edited several dance-for-the-camera projects in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Sofía Mazza.

Cayetana Vidal
April 6, 2013, 7:30PM
Panel Discussion
Immediately following TAO screening.
April 6, 2013, 8PM
DMC Premieres Reception
Immediately following the Panel Discussion on the Theater Stage.
April 6, 2013, 8:30PM

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA