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Watch Claude as the correspondent/host for Harlem Pride!

Annual LGBTQ event called Harlem Pride Hosted by Claude Aubourg.

Harlem Pride's mission is to empower Harlem’s SGL/LGBTQ community (which includes family, friends, and allies) to improve its physical, mental, and economic health and wellness.


 

Claude returns in Elektra by Richard Strauss at The Metropolitan Opera

Claude returns in her role the Daughter of Elektra's nanny/maid.  

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.  

Congratulations to these beautiful dancers for their performance. Emerging Artists Theater Performance    Oct 16th at 7 pm      "Pearls"     Choreographer: Claude Aubourg Produced by Black Queen Productions Music: India Arie

Emerging Artists Theater Performance on Oct 16th at 7 pm 
Pearls

Choreographer: Claude Aubourg
Produced by Black Queen Productions Music: India Arie
Performers: Natasha Frater @natashafrater Naomi Chery @naomi_isdqtest  Jamia Jordan @dancingmia3 Claude Aubourg @doucediva 
The story of Women from the African diaspora and their struggle with oppression, hunger, survival, and strife, told through movement and dance.

World Premier of Broken", a beautiful piece of Art. Screened at the NAFCO Monthly film festival series on Aug 10, 2018 and The CUMP Film Festival 12/06/2018. Staring: Claude Aubourg and Natasha Frater. Choreography by Claude Aubourg. Director: Claude Aubourg. Producer: Black Queen Productions.

A torrid love affair that has fizzled and has left the lovers broken and distraught, still wanting the love back. The lovers can't reconcile and are left heart broken, missing a part of themselves.

Claude performing in Salome at The Metropolitan Opera. 

Richard Strauss' story of this incendiary and powerful opera is derived from a brief biblical account: a young princess of Judea dances for her stepfather Herod and chooses as her reward the head of the prophet John the Baptist. This subject captured the imaginations of generations of visual artists, but its full possibilities were perhaps best realized in Oscar Wilde’s 1891 tragedy (which was banned from performance in several countries). Strauss’s score combines the grandeur of Wagner’s epics with the focus and emotional punch of the short Italian verismo operas.

The action takes place outside the palace of King Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, in the early first century AD. The present production places the scene in a non-specific contemporary setting.

Claude performing in L’Italiana in Algeri at The Metropolitan Opera

James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato makes her Met debut in the title role, opposite tenor René Barbera and baritone Nicola Alaimo. Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov plays the pasha who is overcome by love and pasta.

Claude performed on Sunday, September 11, 2016, 8:15am The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, a performance ritual for peace marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 at Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center | Free and open to all

Claude performed on Sunday, September 11, 2016, 8:15am The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, a performance ritual for peace marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 at Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center | Free and open to all

"We have achieved this awe inspiring Ritual Performance because of the ardent commitment, love, positive energy, and generosity of spirit the dancers brought each day, and I embrace all of you for your unwavering belief in peace through art. Touching the earth… from the sole of our foot to the soul of the earth… One step at a time, we shall change the world…" With loving gratitude, xxoo Jacqulyn Buglisi, creator of the 9/11 Table of Silence Project, a movement for peace 

"Handle Your Business", Featuring Claude Aubourg, won 2 Honolulu Film Awards & Nominated for Ocktober Film Festival

Handle Your Business won 2 Honolulu Film Awards & was Nominated for a Ocktober Film Festival award for short film.

 

Honolulu Film Awards

2016 Silver Lei Winners

Television Pilot Competition
Handle Your Business directed by Norma D. Davis

 

Ocktober Film Festival

Handle Your Business was Nominated in the Short Film category

 

Claude currently has an understudy role as the Daughter of Elektra's nanny/maid.  

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.  

MOMENTS WEBSERIES

MOMENTS WEBSERIES

Press release

New York, NY  Dec. 3, 2015 – Moments, an improvised original web series, will go into production on – Dec. 17, 2015. Created and directed by Miriam Tabb and Co-Produced by Always Matter and Claude Aubourg, "Moments" stars Shanell Sapp (Stand-up Comedy at Caroline's on Broadway and Comix), Claude Aubourg (Handle Your Business, From the Realm of Shadow), Alexander Casasnovas and Miriam Tabb (broken motherhood museum, Matriarch, Turning Points).  

 

Moments creator Miriam Tabb, has created fantastic plays based on the tenets of improv. Turning Points and broken motherhood museum were both scripted plays who's stage life was discovered through improvised moments in rehearsal. It is exciting to go to the next level completely ditching the script bringing an improvised creation to you in a form where all can participate and enjoy it forever.

From the Realm of the Shadow  A Contemporary Dance Theatre Staging of an Epic Opera 

Press release

New York, NY  May 2-3/2013 

Composer Chris Mohr was 19 years old when he barely rescued a young woman from a gang-rape and confronted our “Shadow,” that which we reject in ourselves. The epic musical journey takes the audience on a journey through violence, trauma, healing, forgiveness, and finally that healing peace which even the most reprehensible acts cannot destroy.

This New York “workshop” production far exceeded all our expectations. Composer Chris Mohr joined creative forces with theatre artists Christa Ray and Jeremy Williams to create the first-ever staging of this epic music drama through dance/physical acting.

 

A wordless two-hour music drama first recorded by the National Symphony and Choir of Ukraine and released on Naxos Records in 2001, received its first live performances in New York May 2-3.

Factions are at war. A woman is raped. A child is born whose radiance inspires healing and reconciliation. A hero’s journey, a woman’s awakening, celebration, a tragic loss. Will the factions come to peace

Black Nativity...The Song Claude Aubourg as Assistant Director

12/12-13/2013 at 7:30 pm

Black Nativity

Press release

New York, NY  Dec. 12, 2013 – Directed by Lee Truesdale, Assistant Director Claude Aubourg, Musical Direction Nate Blackmon, Stage Manager Mark Goodman, Vocal Arrangements Lee Truesdale.  Introducing Jai Solomon as "Mary" and Robert Fowler as "Joseph"

Location: Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew

263 W 86th St 

New York, NY

Currently taking classes at SAG-AFTRA Conservatory

January 4, 2016

Currently taking classes at SAG-AFTRA Conservatory

The SAG-AFTRA New York Conservatory is excited about our studio space at 1900 Broadway. This promises to be another great year filled with fantastic seminars, workshops, events and classes. The space houses many resources that help you expand your craft and business knowledge. Join us in our 285 square foot studio and take advantage of the best deal in town. Registration is ongoing.

Be part of an excellent team! Have extra time? Volunteer. Have expertise and experience? Volunteer to teach, instruct, or assist. Applications available online at or call (212) 827-1448 to schedule an interview. Stay involved, it’s your union.

Currently taking classes at Alvin Ailey Extension

January 4, 2016

Previously taken classes at Alvin Ailey Extension

The Ailey Extension offers "real classes for real people" (ages 16 and up).  With more than 80 dance and fitness classes each week, there's something for everyone at any experience level.

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