IDEAS: Time Unfolded, with Johannes Regnier, Veronica Santiago Moniello and Nakul Tiruviluamala


Date: 2019-12-05to
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Atkinson Hall Theater/VRoom , UC San Diego
Host: Shahrokh Yadegari, professor, Department of Music


Time Unfolded is an interdisciplinary and immersive multi-media work, combining highresolution video, dance and live electronics.

Time Unfolded is an exploration of the movements of a dancer, filmed in 4.6K and high frame rate and decomposed instant after instant, following and extending the techniques of chronophotography of Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules Marey, and accompanied by an immersive 8-channel live electronics performance. Through the interplay of sounds and images, time unfolds and shapes emerge from the succession of the instants.


In a career that spans more than a decade, Johannes Regnier has been active as a composer and sound engineer and has conducted several projects in the field of electronic music. He studied mathematics at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, sound engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris and sound art at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Regnier is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in computer music at UC San Diego under the supervision of Miller Puckette.

Nakul Tiruviluamala has a deep passion for music that began when he started studying piano at the age of four. He is a keyboardist, composer, singer, conductor, sound artist, and multiinstrumentalist. He received his bachelor’s of music in classical piano performance at UC Irvine. Afterwards, he earned both a master’s in music composition as well as an artist diploma in jazz piano performance at San Diego State University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UC San Diego in computer music.

Verónica Santiago Moniello Verónica is a Venezuelan-Italian choreographer and dancer currently based in Southern California and Mexico. She holds an M.F.A. from the theatre and dance program at UC San Diego and a B.A. in Dance Making by the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen (Germany), where she worked on Pina Bausch’s “Le Sacre Du Printemps” répertoire. Her practice is inspired by the relationships between human movement and unstable surfaces, the connection between the body, its organs and naturals elements, notions of memory and the idea of birth, antagonist subjects of resistance, utopian bodies and dreams. Her projects have been presented in Mexico, Venezuela, Belize, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain and the U.S. Currently she is teaching Movement Laboratory for undergraduates in the dance program at UC San Diego. Recently she has been choreographing “Women at War," directed by Rebecca Johannsen, at California State University San Marcos and Anna Moench’s “Mothers at Play," directed by Bea Basso, at the Potiker Theatre in La Jolla. She has also choreographed “Amor es más Laberinto," directed by Raquel Araujo, coproduced between the National Theater Company of Mexico and La Rendija theater company in Merida,Yucatan. She has directed “Before the Horses Crash into the Ground, and then the Ground,” as part of her ongoing research project “The Body that has Been Possessed” awarded by the Tinker Fellowship, CILAS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies) and The Friends of California. She is also cocreator of “DosLados,” a collaboration between Habitual and La Mecedora that reimagines new ways of shortening and folding the territory between Rosarito, Tijuana and San Diego through dance. She has performed in the dance video piece “Until it Lives in the Muscle," directed by Andrea Canepa, at the Bauhaus School in Dessau, Germany. She has also presented her solo “implicitself” at the Series of Performances program hosted by Movement Research in New York City. Since 2015 she has been guiding dance workshops and masters classes at “La Rendija” theater company while collaborating with the dance company Tumakat as directors assistant for Vania Duran in Mérida, Yucatán.  


A reception will be held at 6 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

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