By Creative Pois-On
With this podcast, we want to make creativity and imagination accessible again to all of us, once again. Why? Because imagination leads to evolution and creativity leads to innovation.
Our name, Creative Pois-On, is inspired by the illustrious artist YaYoi Kusama, who once said: “A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement…!
Our name, Creative Pois-On, is inspired by the illustrious artist YaYoi Kusama, who once said: “A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement…!
Interview+Performance - Singer-songwriter Cassandra Raffaele for #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
For our series '#CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2, When Venues Close, Windows Open, Visions into the Future', our editor in chief Tommaso Cartia interviews singer-songwriter and music creator Cassandra Raffaele. The Artist discusses her brand new music and how much art and creativity had save her during the harsh times of the lockdown, envisioning a future full of artistic authenticity and inspirational messages to share with her audience. From the minute 25:00 Cassandra performs her brand new song 'La mia anarchia ama te' At 29:00 enjoy the artist contribution to our series #CreativityWillSaveUs. She performs 'My Friends' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. An Award-Winning, Sicilian artist sensation, Cassandra Raffaele is a true multi-instrumentalist, gifted lyricists, and histrionic producer, strong of many international experiences. Cassandra is today considered one of the most interesting and eclectic talents of Italy's music scene. More about Cassandra Raffaele: http://www.cassandraraffaele.net Enjoy here the #CreativityWillSaveUs Episode featuring Cassandra: https://youtu.be/DJ3PoIeBvNs
February 11, 2021
Presentation of "DANCELIVE by Herman Cornejo" - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
For our series '#CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2, When Venues Close, Windows Open, A Vision into the Future', Herman Cornejo, Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, launches his newly created dance company, D A N C E L I V E, featuring some of NYC’s most talented performers. An innovative concept that transfers and transforms the ballet art form into a digital, live and hyper-realistic immersive experience, realized in partnership with the visionary genius of photo-artist, director, and documentarian Steven Sebring. In conversation with our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia, Herman Cornejo presents the first show of the project “New York Alive”, which had its Virtual World Premiere on Saturday, January 30, 2021, streaming on the @veeps platform. For more info, see our article about DANCELIVE here: http://creativepoisn.com/storytelier-ballet-has-never-been-this-a-live/
February 05, 2021
Interview with Ilene Rosen - Managing Partner at RPM Agency NYC - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What's the future of Broadway? For our series #CreativityWillSaveUs - When Venues Close, Windows Open, our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia and our Artistic & Business Director Daniela Pavan, envision it with Ilene Rosen, Managing Partner at RPM, a full-service advertising agency servicing the live entertainment industry. The agency curates the promotion and the marketing of some of the most iconic Broadway shows including, Hamilton, Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, and the recent Moulin Rouge! and Mrs. Doubtfire, which production is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency.
October 29, 2020
Interview with Actor Jacopo Rampini - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
An inspiring conversation with the the performing artist who sets a beautiful example of passion for his craft, dedication and perseverance. Jacopo Rampini will be one of the protagonists of a major, upcoming Ryan Murphy production. Good Luck Jacopo from the Creative Pois-On Team! Ready, Set, Imagine.
October 09, 2020
Interview with Conceptual Artist PETERMFRIESS - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
Directly from Brussels, Conceptual Artist PETERMFRIESS is the protagonist of a new episode of our series #CreativityWillSaveUs - When Venues Close, Windows Open - conducted by our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia. A vision into the future post-COVID-19.
October 01, 2020
Interview with Artist Marco Gallotta - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
For our series #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 - When Venues Close, Windows Open - our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia interviews artist Marco Gallotta who brings us into his artistic world of paper-cutting soulful portraits, and shares with us the experience of starring in his first movie - Waiting For Woody - directed by Claudio Napoli with protagonist actor Yari Gugliucci recently presented at the prestigious 77th Venice Film Festival. For more info about Marco Gallotta: https://www.instagram.com/marcogallotta/?hl=it #CreativityWillSaveUs Episode featuring Marco Gallotta: https://youtu.be/NUYomV908R4
September 23, 2020
Interview with Actor & Model Shaun Melady - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What does the future hold for our next generation? We try to envision it with the new protagonist of our series #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 - When Venues Close, Windows Open. He is Celebrity Actor, Model and Communications Professional Shaun Melady, a young eclectic talent whose perseverance, resilience and passion for the arts is a model to follow and a beacon of hope for the next generations opening up the windows of their future in a world post-COVID-19. Please find here more info on Shaun Melady - https://theluxuriast.com
September 09, 2020
Interview with Playwright/Filmmaker/Director Marco Calvani - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
For our series #CreativityWillSaveUs, When Venues Close, Windows Open, our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia interviews Playwright/Filmmaker and Director Marco Calvani envisioning the future of the entertainment business post-COVID-19. An insightful conversation recollecting, some of Marco Calvani's many artistic accomplishments such as his prestigious collaborations with names like Oscar-winning actresses Estelle Parsons, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei; and exploring his current projects and wishes for the future.
August 26, 2020
Interview with International Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What's the future of classical music in times of COVID-19? Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia discusses it with International Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director of the Narnia Festival, for our new series #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 When Venues Close, Windows Open. A post-COVID-19 vision into the future.
August 19, 2020
Interview with Interdisciplinary Artist Grimanesa Amorós - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
An "enlightened" conversation with Peruvian-American Light Sculptor Installations Artist Grimanesa Amorós - Master of Light - that breaks through all of the darkness, the unknown, and the mental and physical clutter that the pandemic has brought into our lives. A brighter vision into our future provided by one of the most relevant artists and mentors of our times.
August 12, 2020
Interview with Multimedia Artist Annalaura di Luggo #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What's the future of the art business post-COVID19? What's the role of an artist in rebuilding our future after such a disruptive time of turmoil and transformation? Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia - explores these topics with International Multimedia Artist Annalaura di Luggo for our series CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 - When Venues Close, Windows Open. A post-COVID-19 vision into the future. An illuminating conversation with the polyhedric artist who takes the audience on a journey through her artistic world, from her pioneer photographs of the human iris in works like "Eye-I"; "Blind Vision", to her visual studies on the topics of nature and biodiversity in "Genesis", exposed at the prestigious 58th Venice Biennale, and her docu-film Napoli Eden, a behind the scenes on her life and career with the backdrop of Naples (Italy), Annalaura's hometown and continuous inspiration for her creations. Developed in collaboration with Hollywood director, producer, writer, and documentarian Stanely Isaacs, the movie is currently winning prestigious prizes all over the world.
August 05, 2020
Interview with Actress & Singer Kayla Davion - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What's the future of Broadway? We envision it with this soulful interview with amazingly gifted actress & singer Kayla Davion, a Broadway's star on the rise, who was currently playing Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, before the pandemic hit. Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia explores with the African American performing artist the current state of affairs within the entertainment business and the value and the importance of the #blacklivesmatters movement in our contemporary society. Also, the artist gifts the audience with a heartfelt interpretation of the gospel hymn His Eye Is On The Sparrow.
July 29, 2020
Interview with Nic Faitos - Senior Partner Starbright Floral Design. #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
What's the future of NYC's local businesses? For our new series, #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 - When Venues Close, Windows Open, our Artistic Director Daniela Pavan and our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia, interview Nic Faitos, Senior Partner at Starbright Floral Design NYC, one of the top 50 most successful florist's enterprise in the entire U.S. providing flowers for clients like American Express, Cartier, Google, Bergdorf Goodman, Ernst & Young. How is Nic Faito's creative mind imagining new innovative strategies for his business in the era post-COVID19?
July 22, 2020
Interview with Singer-Songwriter Alessandra Salerno - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2
Ready, Set, Imagine! Enjoy the podcast version of our Instagram Live @creativepois_on interview with International Singer-Songwriter Alessandra Salerno Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia interviews the artist for Creative Pois-On #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 series. Alessandra Salerno's song - Faith Within Your Hands - is the official soundtrack of the series.
July 15, 2020
Creative Briefing with Tommaso & Daniela - #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 Presentation
Our Artistic Director Daniela Pavan and our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia - discuss the new editorial line of the #CreativityWillSaveUs Phase 2 project with the mission to explore the link between creativity and new businesses to redesign new innovative models for the future post COVID-19 Catch Phase 2 here and on: FB: https://www.facebook.com/creativepoison IG: https://www.instagram.com/creativepois_on/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOj-BjK5a5Qf7rvNjmZst_A?view_as=subscriber Website: www.creativepoisn.com Creative Pois-On Podcast Distribution: Spreaker, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Dezeer, Overcast, Castbox,Radio Public, Breaker, Anchor FM, Podcast addict
July 08, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Special Pride 2020 Episode
#CreativityWillSaveUs goes rainbow for a special episode celebrating 2020 Pride Month happening in this very unprecedented times of the COVID-19. In this episode, we give voice to some extraordinary artists of the LGBTQ+ community who share with us how they turned to their creative outlets to navigate the lockdown and how are they keep on marching, virtually this year, for a more tolerant, equalitarian, and peaceful society. #AllLivesMatters. Featuring: Photographer/Cinematographer and Digital Artist Claudio Napoli, who decided to fill the emptiness of the NYC's streets that this year, for the first time since 1969, will not see their proud LGBTQ+ community marching for its rights, with an inspirational recollection of the last three Pride that he participated in. From David James Parr's play Slap & Tickle, Actress Pooya Mohseni and Actor Sebastian LaCause perform a sweetly ill-fated love affair featuring a gay man and a transgender woman. This piece was recorded in quarantine and is part of the Pride Plays Series 2020 co-produced by Actor Michael Urie. Watch the full video here. Rob Driemeyer, Actor, Producer, and Comedian and now Host of Broadway Barfly - a weekly video-series that pairs theater, lure with classic cocktails and historical context. For this special Barfly Rob goes "somewhere over the rainbow" paying homage to Judy Garland and her link with the 1969 riots against police harassment and brutality at Stonewall Inn. Follow Rob's Barfly series on Instagram @RobertDriemeyer Singer-songwriter Erene Mastrangeli shares her inspirational message on the power of art, creativity, and resilience during these very critical times and heals us with an exquisite live version of her song "We Are Treasures" off her new album. Photographer Thomas Cluderay gives us an exclusive peek on the Washington D.C. quarantine, where he lives, through his collection "Stoop Sessions in the COVID Age". For more info on Thomas and the series: http://www.tcluderayphoto.com/stoopse... From Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Actor Larry Buzzeo performs one of his favorites cheerful tunes, What a Wonderful World, part of his "Quarantine Karaoke". The backdrop for the performance is a beautiful walk on the Fort Lauderdale beach that Larry recorded last summer, wishing for the world to safely reopen its wonders.
July 02, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 10
Episode 10 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. This episode marks the end of "Phase 1" of the #CreativityWillSaveUs project welcoming "Phase 2" by celebrating in the coda of the video all of the wonderful artists that have been part of the journey so far. In this episode: International Singer-Songwriter & Musician Barbara Eramo shares the video of a 'Ordinary People' a special song inspired by her quarantine experience in Italy. The song is written, produced, and performed by Barbara Eramo and Artist Andrea D’Apolito - Dap. The song anticipates Eramo's upcoming LP "Emisferi" For more info on Barbara Eramo please click here: www.barbaraeramo.it Sheltered in Houston, Texas, Author, Editor, and Founder of Brighten Press Publishing, Gene Hult recites his poem "Prophet", an excerpt from his poetry book "Render", bringing it to life by counterpointing the words with a vivid video collage. Gene is the author of 125 published books under the pseudonym J.E. Bright (jebright.com), including upcoming hardcover Wonder Woman: The Way of the Amazons. For more info about Gene Hult please visit: http://brightenpress.com Sheltered in Dallas, Texas, Pianist, Composer, and Teacher and Leader of the band Plus One Jazz Group, Rebecca Cordes shares her feelings on how her life as a performing artist rapidly changed when the global pandemic hit and how she is finding and inspiring us to find, strength and courage through music also surrounded by the incredible Dallas' jazz community of performing artists who are showing nothing but solidarity and resilience during the emergency. Rebecca performs for us a piano adaptation of "No One is Alone" from the musical "Into the Woods", which lyrics have inspired her to keep on believing that art and #creativitywillsaveus. The perfect backdrop to pay homage to all of the wonderful artists that have shared their creative minds and feelings with us during Phase 1 of #CreativityWillSaveUs. Welcome, Phase 2! For more info about Rebecca Cordes please visit: https://www.rebeccacordes.com
June 24, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 9
Episode 9 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. From Brussels, Belgium, to Brooklyn, NYC. This new episode unifies the artistic inspiration of three exceptional creative minds experiencing the quarantine. From Brussels, Conceptual Digital Artist Peter M. Friess presents a visionary interpretation of the COVID-19 phenomenon, orchestrating a concerto of images and sounds, mixed up with real media reports. The video was realized with a Brussels-based group of artists and it is based on their improvisations on the Corona Virus theme. To know more about Peter M. Friess: http://www.petermfriess.com/#info From Brooklyn, New York, Award-Winning Author Andrew Cotto and a regular contributor of newspapers like The New York Times; The Huffington Post; Condé Nast Traveler; Maxim; shares his thoughts and feelings on how he is living the quarantine, reflecting on the center value of art and creativity. Also, the author delights us with a passage from his latest book "Cucina Tipica - An Italian Adventure" - through which we can travel to Italy with our imagination and with the dreamy power of literature. To know more about Andrew Cotto: https://andrewcotto.com Back to Brussels, with Concert Pianist and Art Researcher Giusy Caruso who reflects on the importance of art, music creativity, introspection, and healing that a time like the quarantine allows us to dive in and experience even more intensely than before. Her didactic aims, combined with the yogic principle of mind-body interaction, to transfer enthusiasm, determination, and grit to young musicians by highlighting and enhancing the individuality of the students while respecting the philological aspect of the musical text. To know more about Giusy Caruso: http://www.giusycaruso.com/eng/ Narrator: artist, storyteller, writer Sabrina Wirth. Soundtrack - 'Faith Within Your Hands' written and performed by Alessandra Salerno Artwork by Giada Joys Ready, Set, Imagine
June 10, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 8
Episode 8 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. This is a very special episode, featuring the evocative genius of NYC-based Film Director Jeremiah Kipp who shares with us his latest short-movie "Poem XV" by Pablo Neruda inspired by the current state of lockdown. The movie stars a constellation of exquisite actors:Adam Auslander (NBC's "The Blacklist"; "Okja"); Nicole Greevy ("Uncanny County"); Philip Hoffman ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "The Plot Against America"); Ben McHugh ("Mamma Mia!" "Pickup" "Blue Bloods"); Pooya Mohseni (Law&Order); Joy Shatz ("Rich Boy, Rich Girl; "Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel"). The short-movie was edited by Ben McHugh. Find more about Jeremiah Kipp here: http://kippfilms.com/main.html NYC-based Photographer & Reka Nyari who during the city lockdown because of the COVID-19 is auctioning some of her works to support NY Langone Medical Workers in the frontlines. Find out more about it on her Instagram page @rekanyariphotography and on her website www.rekanyari.com Read Creative Pois-On interview and podcast show with Reka Nyari here: http://creativepoisn.com/storytelier-photographer-rekanyari-mybodybelongstome/ From the island of Sicily, in Italy, resonates in this episode the soulful voice of Award-Winning, Singer-songwriter, and Music Creator Cassandra Raffaele. A true multi-instrumentalist, gifted lyricists, and histrionic producer, strong of many international experiences, the artist rose to fame also thanks to her participation in the X-Factor talent show. Cassandra is today considered one of the most interesting and eclectic talents of Italy's music scene. From her series "Songs from the Ghetto", inspired by the lockdown, she performs "My Friends" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. To find more about Cassandra Raffaele click here http://www.cassandraraffaele.net Narrator: artist, storyteller, writer Sabrina Wirth. Soundtrack - 'Faith Within Your Hands' written and performed by Alessandra Salerno Artwork by Giada Joys Ready, Set, Imagine
June 03, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 7
Episode 7 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: NYC-based Actress & Singer Tamara Torres - star, among others, of Award-Winning TV shows like Orange Is the New Black and movies like Blue Valentine - sings for us a touching version of St. Anthony's Prayer - in loving memory of Jim Conroy, recently passed away. More about Tamara Torres: https://orange-is-the-new black.fandom.com/wiki/Tamara_Torres Columbus Ohio-based artist, interior designer, and art teacher Kathy Vincent - she takes us on a journey into her artistic realms, and her experience as an art teacher for "Learning Never Ends" - an organization that provides day programs for those with developmental disabilities. Actors Todd Flaherty, sheltering in New Jersey & James Wells, sheltering in Manhattan, connect via a virtual theatre piece from David James Parr's play Slap&Tickle about a potential dating app romance thwarted by emotional distancing. Narrator: artist, storyteller, writer Sabrina Wirth. Soundtrack - 'Faith Within Your Hands' written and performed by Alessandra Salerno Artwork by Giada Joys Ready, Set, Imagine
May 27, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 6
Part 6 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: NYC-based Award-winning Make-Up Artist Angela Valentino - @AngieValentinoNyc - who collaborates with prestigious fashion & beauty brands, including New York Fashion Week, Philippe Plein, Moncler, Bikkembergs, the one and only Donatella Versace. She transforms her face into living works of art and sends her positive resilient message to the global community of artists. NYC-based Singer & Songwriter Hadiza Dockeray shares with us the raw emotion of her life's experience of the state of emergency in New York City when she struggled to reach a beloved one in need from her home to the other side of the city. And then she lifts our spirits with a performance of her original song "Truce". NYC-based Concert Pianist Chantal Balestri. The artist is also the President of the NY World Piano Teachers Association and Artistic Director of the Lunigiana International Music Festival. She shares her passion for her art, playing a piece with her beloved piano, and she also introduces one of her piano students. American Storyteller, Writer, Artist & Art Curator Sabrina Wirth, opens her home, her heart, and her art to us showing also how she is spending some of her quarantine's time repurposing fabric from former silk ties and bandanas to create Corona face masks. Sabrina is also the host of the #CreativityWillSaveUs podcast episodes.
May 20, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Interview with Lorenzo Thione
Hello everybody and welcome to a new episode of our #CreativityWillSaveUs Podcast series! This special project is a video and podcast series where prominent figures from the international world of art, culture and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to all humanity during these challenging quarantine times of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is also designed to support the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. I invite you all to go check our Web Series on the Official Creative Pois-On Youtube Channel. And today we have a very special guest: Lorenzo Thione Tony-Award Winning Broadway producer and the co-creator and lead producer of Allegiance , the Broadway musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga , of which Lorenzo also directed and produced the 2016 film. He previously co-founded startups such as Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in 2008, which is the tech heart of Bing) and Artify.it; he is an investor, board member, and advisor for startups such as Figure Eight (now Appian), Weights & Biases, CrowdMed, Famo.us, Gobble, Just, and Lucid, and many more. Lorenzo is also the co-founder and board chair emeritus of StartOut, leading non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship within the LGBTQ community and is an outspoken LGBT advocate who was also named one of the most influential LGBTQ people in tech in 2014 and 2018 by Business Insider. He is also the co-founder and CEO of The Social Edge , a social media marketing and consulting firm with a focus on Broadway theater and nonprofit communications. His production company Sing Out, Louise! recently co-produced several successful plays on Broadway, from Slave Play to The Inheritance and he is part of the producers of the musical Mrs. Doubtfire which, due to the current state of emergency, has been suspended and we all hope it will reopen soon! Ready for this amazing interview?
May 13, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 5
Part 5 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: Italian Singer-Songwriter & Actor Peppe Voltarelli - considered one of the greatest Ambassadors of the Mediterranean folk music tradition that he brings in his successful concerts all over the world from Europe, Canada, the U.S., and Latin America. He sends his message of hope and performs his original song "Tu Volissi Ridere". Anthony Michael Martinez - NYC-based Actor, Teaching Artist & Shakespeare Aficionado, accepted the NY's Public Theater BRAVE NEW SHAKESPEARE challenge, where many actors perform scenes from the Master of theater in quarantine. He performs a "Quarantined Romeo" from Romeo & Juliet - Balcony Scene act 2.2. "There is a world elsewhere beyond these 'CORONA' walls!" Pianist & Composer Alessandro Martire - introduced by the enchanting atmosphere of The Floating Moving Concert Festival - his original idea where musicians perform while traversing Lake Como in Italy. The pianist also performs his original piece "Ena", from his new album "Share the World and sends his message of hope to the world battling the global pandemic. NYC-based artist Marco Gallotta reflects on the essential value of art and the performing arts hit hard by the current state of emergency, channeling into his new series of papercutting masked figures, a tribute to all of the firs responders confronting the COVID-19 every day.
May 06, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 4
Part 4 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: Italian Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist Leda Battisti, performs an inspiring medley of Sarah McLachlan's "In the Arms of the Angel" and Sting's "Fragile", sending her message of hope to the World battling the COVID-19 global pandemic. Find more about Leda Battisti here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_Battisti Rachele Buriassi, the Principal Dancer of the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, performs an ode to art with her partner, Drummer Andrea Belfiore (Berklee College of Music). Their alchemy is a synergy of dance and rhythms. Find more about Rachele Buriassi here: https://grandsballets.com/en/dancers/detail/rachele-buriassi/ NYC-based Artist & Illustrator Stefano Imbert reflects on the challenging state of emergency and presents one of his creations - The Mask - inspired by the Corona Virus contingency. Find more about Stefano Imbert here: https://stefanoimbert.com/Home.html NYC Actress, Choreographer, and Broadway Performer Brooke Martino gifts us with her version of "A Way Back to Then" , live from the lockdown of her home in NY. Find more about Brooke Martino here: http://www.abouttheartists.com/artists/464028-brooke-martino Soundtrack - 'Faith Within Your Hands' written and performed by Alessandra Salerno Artwork by Giada Joys Follow Creative Pois-On: Website - http://creativepoisn.com Facebook - @CreativePoison Instagram - @Creativepois_on Creative Pois-On LLC email@example.com +1 929 228 9706 +1 267 836 2830
April 29, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 3
Part 3 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: International Artist – Leading Figurative Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn. He gifts us with a profoundly moving homage to Gaia – The Mother Earth – inviting through his art the global community to reach a higher level of awareness during this critical time. Principal Dancer of The American Ballet Theatre – Herman Cornejo. He pays tribute to Wihelm Burmann – master teacher of ballet stars recently passed away because of Corona Virus complications. NYC-based Italian American Actor - Jacopo Rampini. The NYC based Italian American Actor pays tribute to Italy by reciting an English version of the lyrics of “L’anno che verrà” from Italian Singer-Songwriter Lucio Dalla. International Pianist & Artistic Director of the Narnia Festival – Cristiana Pegoraro. She sends her positive message of faith and resilience performing the Gioachino Rossini’s aria “Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville, arranged for the piano by her. NYC-based Actress and Playwright Shelly Ramoni presenting her original piece The Light Within - a touching reflection on the current state of emergency. American based Agent, Music Supervisor & Producer - Fois Music Founder – Giovanni Arcadu – who has worked at major TV and movie soundtracks, like Paolo Bonvino’s “Medici- Masters of Florence” with Dustin Hoffman, and with many prominent artists including Andrea Bocelli. Find more about Giovanni Arcadu here: http://www.foismusic.com Narrated by writer and art curator Sabrina With Ready, Set, Imagine
April 22, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 2
Part 2 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus. In this episode: Multidisciplinary artist Annalaura di Luggo Actress and an Audie-nominated and SOVAS Award-winning audiobook narrator Julie McKay NYC-based, International Writer, Director, and Broadway Dramaturg Marco Calvani Writer, Playwright, Producer, and Editor David James Parr, presenting a piece from his poetry book - Personal Training: Poetry & Exercise Tips - performed by actor James Wells Ready, Set, Imagine!
April 15, 2020
#CreativityWillSaveUs Series - Episode 1
Episode 1 of #CreativityWillSaveUs, the special project thought, written and produced by Creative Pois-On where prominent figures from the world of art, culture, and entertainment come together to reflect on the central value that art brings to humanity during the challenging times of the global pandemic emergency. And, in support of the global community of artists who are seeing all of their venues temporarily shutting down to safely prevent the spreading of the Corona Virus - featuring a thoughtful homage by actors J. Stephen Brantley and Nicolas Mongiardo-Cooper to Terrence MacNally - legendary Tony award-winning playwright, recently passed away because of Corona Virus complications. In this episode: Singer, Actress, and Broadway Sensation Kayla Davion who plays Tina Turner in Tina The Musical on Broadway Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theater Herman Cornejo NYC-based Multidisciplinary artist Grimanesa Amoros Actor and Playwright J.Stephen Brantley and Actor Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper Actress, Producer, Writer, Director, and Transgender Activist Pooya Mohseni International Singer-Songwriter Alessandra Salerno whose song 'Faith Within Your Hands', is the official soundtrack of #CreativityWillSaveUs. Watch here the presentation of the project by Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia - Artistic Director and Editor in Chief of Creative Pois-On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umx1L This episode is also available on the Creative Pois-On YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3BYm9pA5wM&t=162s
April 08, 2020
Creative Being with Special Guest Michael F. Moore - #CreativityWillSaveUs - March 2020. Season 3
This is a very challenging moment for the whole world facing the pandemic emergency so at Creative Pois-On we felt that this is the time for us to go back to basics, to the essential DNA of our mission. We are here for you to provide you with the powers of creativity and imagination through our stories. So, we thought to produce a new series of episodes #CreativityWillSaveUs – that could be inspirational for all of us and give us tools to navigate these hard times. In this episode, American writer, translator, interpreter and Chair of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, Michael F. Moore, in conversation with our Artistic Director Tommaso Cartia, explores how much literature, art, and rereading also the classics can help us understand our current state emergency and make the best out of our creative powers. #CreativityWillSaveUs
April 01, 2020
Creative Bridge with Daniela March 2020 - #CreativityWillSaveUs
As you may know, this month of March our main topic was supposed to be “ON STAGE”, with a focus on the storytelling of the theater and the entertainment business. We were proceeding in that direction and I invite you for example to listen to our latest Creative Interview episode with Singer and Actress Kayla Davion, who plays Tina Turner in Tina: The Broadway Musical But, this emergency situation we are going through because of the corona virus outbreak, changed a lot our lives in just few weeks, and a lot of the lives of the many performers and creatives out there. The theaters and the entertainment venues are all closed, so we decided to change our plans. You may probably see it as a time of uncertainty and certainly we are going through a lot of stress and anxiety. But, you are not alone. As human beings, we are all experiencing the same feeling. We want to let you know that we are here for you, to provide you the power of creativity and imagination through stories. The show will go on and creativity will save us. So, we thought to create a series of episodes – Creativity will Save Us - that could be inspirational for all of us, and give us tools to navigate these hard times, from a humanistic as well as business point of view. Steven Spielberg said to replace fear with curiosity. And being in quarantine will give us time to learn new skills and prepare ourselves for all the opportunities that will be available after the corona virus disappears from our lives. “Creativity is not just for artists”, dancer Twyla Tharp said, and I couldn’t agree more. She continues stating “It’s for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.” Isolation and quarantine are great opportunities to prioritize our well-being, but also a time to invest energy to become more productive. Artistic Director Daniela Pavan in conversation with Model and Digital Strategist Mara De Los Santos, who you might remember as the very first host of our first Creative Pois-On Podcast series, will discuss some creative ways to keep your mind active and your business active during this unusual moment! Ready, Set, Imagine!
March 31, 2020
Creative Interview with Kayla Davion - 'On Stage' of Tina: The Broadway Musical - March 2020
The Creative Interview Episode special guest of the month is Actress and Singer, Kayla Davion who stars in Tina: the Broadway Musical - as an understudy for the role of Tina Turner. Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan, interview the performer who brings us on the stage of a Broadway production, and behind the scenes. Kayla Davion mirrors herself in the iconic Tina Turner to reveal all of the strength and the resilience that it takes to be a woman and an African American woman performer in the entertainment business, navigating through the fears and the fragilities she faced growing up, that made her the Queen of the stage she is today.
March 18, 2020
Creative Briefing - 'On Stage' - March 2020
Welcome to the 'Creative Pois-On Podcast' Season 2 dedicated to the art of storytelling. This March we are ‘ON STAGE’ exploring the storytelling of the world of entertainment, and also of all of the passion, the courage and the fearlessness that it takes to go on the stage of our own life, conquering the demons of any stage fright, to live as the protagonists of the most truthful idea that we have of ourselves. Any creative process, whether it is writing a book, painting a picture, bringing to life a character, bringing to life our own identity or presenting business ideas, is followed by a critical moment, before stepping into a stage, that is filled with trepidation, but also with fear and anxiety, and adrenaline, that we can either channel into pure energy that sustains us on stage, or that overwhelms us and make us want to run away and go hide with our insecurities. A second before the debut. Artistic Directors Tommaso Cartia and Daniela Pavan discuss the topics of the month and present the setlist of the special guests that will join the conversation in the upcoming episodes. Like Actress and Singer Kayla Davion from Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway; International Singer-Songwriter Alessandra Salerno; Author Erica Jong; Broadway Playwright, Dramaturg and Director Marco Calvani, among others. High-end personalities and professionals from the world of entertainment will discuss their relationship with the stage and the concept of 'stage fright' both on the podcast series and on the Creative Pois-On editorial project 'The Storytelier', that has recently welcomed some new gifted authors – Writer and Playwright David James Parr, Journalist and Writer Sabrina Wirth and Writer and Journalist Pamela Fernandes. Check it out on www.creativepoisn.com Ready, set, imagine!
March 11, 2020
Creative Interview with Erica Jong. Love & Erotism - On the Stage of Literature - March 2020
February is gone, but Love has never left the air at Creative Pois-On. Our March series begins with a true act of Love, our Creative Interview to mythical novelist, satirist, poetess and quintessential feminist icon, Erica Jong. Our Artistic Directors, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, sit down for an intimate conversation with the revolutionary author, exploring what role Love & Erotism play in her narratives, poetical aesthetic, and emotional and intellectual journey as a woman who so fearlessly broke so many taboos that were imprisoning the liberal body expression of women, from the 70’s to our ‘times up’ times, starting from her masterpiece, Fear of Flying. Jong opens up also about her creative process and the fears that writers face 'on the stage' of their own craft; and about her long-lasting love for Italy and her exceptional encounters with authors like Fernanda Pivano and Umberto Eco. In March, Creative Pois-On is "On Stage", and we kick off our series with an absolute protagonist on and off stage - Mrs. Erica Jong. Ready, set, imagine!
March 04, 2020
Creative Bridge with Daniela. Interview to Gloria Pitagorsky. February 2020
Steve Jobs once said “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” And this is what we will explore today together. We are in the heart of Flatiron, in New York, at Heard City, a super vibrant audio production and post-production studio that works on exciting commercial as well as entertainment projects...which is also partner of Creative Pois-On! Founded in 2012 by Phil Loeb, Keith Reynaud and Gloria Pitagorsky, Heard City today is one of the top performing audio post production companies in the industry with offices in Manhattan and Dumbo, and offers sound design and mixing for the advertising, television and film industries and works with brands including AT&T, IBM, CNN and Google. Today we have the pleasure to converse with Gloria Pitagorsky, founder and Managing Director at Heard City. Gloria is also committed to mentoring and supporting women in technology, film and advertising roles, and serves on the mentoring committee for She Runs It and Center for Arts Education. She is a new wave patron of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sits on the Board Of Directors of Food Bank for New York City, The Tank, NYCA Charter School and AICP. She is a runner and ran the New York City marathon in 2017 supporting several non for profit organizations including Committee to Protect Journalists, NRDC, Center for Reproductive Rights and EveryMotherCounts. And she manages Gipsy Road Tea, a fabulous tea project. Happy listening!
February 26, 2020
Creative Being Interview with Steven Love Menendez - Love & Erotism - February 2020
Our Creative Being Episode of February, dedicated to the storytelling of Love & Erotism, features a special guest, who, starting from his last name, perfectly gives voice to the themes of the month -- Fine Art and Portrait Photographer Steven 'Love' Menendez - Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia interviews the NYC based artist, who with his stunningly beautiful nudes explores alchemical territories where bodies, souls and nature melt into one, in sanctimonious unison. The inspiring conversation covers also Menendez's activism and political commitment, specifically within New York's gay community, and how his art wishes to inspire also the young generations to find a center, a wholeness, and a healthier balance between their bodies and their souls. Ready, set, imagine... and fall in love with Steven!
February 19, 2020
Creative Interview with Reka Nyari - Love & Erotism - February 2020
Welcome to the Creative Pois-On Podcast – Season 2 – dedicated to the art of Storytelling. It’s a cold February in New York City but we promise you to warm up your heart and ignite your senses with the voluptuous journey of the month that every year celebrates love in all of its forms. We are lucky enough to be joined this month by some very powerful voices of today's art and literature scene who have been ventured in the realms of romance, sensuality, sexual emancipation, and women's and gender studies. We start this romantic journey at the Black Book Gallery, in DUMBO, New York, that is showing an enchanting exhibition - the 'INK Series' by Fine Art photographer and Master of visual storytelling, Reka Nyari. Our Artistic Directors, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia sat down with the artist for an intimate conversation, telling Nyari's story through the empowering beauty and the unbreakable spirit of the stories of the women she frames in time with inked remarkable marks. A sensual awakening. Ready, set... and fall in love with Reka!
February 12, 2020
Creative Briefing. Love & Erotism. February 2020, Season 2
Anaïs Nin once said “Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry” The quintessential poetess of the storytelling of sensuality and romance welcomes to the second month of Season 2 of the Creative Pois-On Podcast dedicated to the themes of love, sex and erotism. Artistic Directors, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, present the sensual journey of the month that will see them joined by some powerful voices of today's art and literature scene that have been ventured in the realms of romance, sensuality, sexual emancipation, and women's and gender studies. Including, groundbreaking writer and feminist icon, Erica Jong; Fine Arts photographer and visual storyteller Reka Nyari who has been deciphering the poetry of the female body in all of its nuances and Fine Arts photographer & fashion photographer Steven Love Menendez who reflects on the spirituality of the male body in connection with nature. There is going to be room also for a conversation on the business of the pop-porno culture and the phenomenon of the dating apps! So... ready, set, imagine!
February 05, 2020
Creative Interview with Refik Anadol - New Year. New Stories. Season 2, January 2020
Special Creative Interview with Refik Anadol - the world-known Turkish media artist and director living in the U.S. who works in the fields of site-specific public art with a parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performances - spectacular, immersive installations. His works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts through machine intelligence. Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, met the artist at the Dream Downtown Hotel very close to the ARTECHOUSE, that hosted, until this January, Anadol's latest installation in New York, Machine Hallucination, a large-scale hallucination indeed, of what our contemporary, overly digitalized world is today. In this fascination conversation, the artist takes us hand in hand inside of his exceptional world at the intersection of science, media, architecture, art, and spirituality, dipping his brush in our collective consciousness, memory, and dreams.
January 31, 2020
Creative Being - New Year, New Stories. Season 2, January 2020
"We should listen more to the poets, to the artists, to their stories, and to our inner stories, because together with them in our isolated dots we could still create an unbreakable chain of affection and beauty that could save us a little bit from that overwhelming fear of disappearing from this world, and maybe give something really unforgettable and beautiful to our posterity. And, since we live in a world where this 'posting' has been pushed to its paroxysm, is massive and uncontrollable, like an avalanche stream of unconsciousness, are we just even more fearful today than we were before to lose the sense of who we are? Do we cover with Facebook and Instagram covers this cry for help? Are we crying out, solitude, in the center of Instagram?" Artistic Director and Editor in Chief of Creative Pois-On, Tommaso Cartia, and our host for the month of January, math teacher and actor Jerry Campbell Clark, discuss the evolution of the art of storytelling, from the primitive graffiti to the Instagram stories, and they also introduce the Creative Storytelling workshop, out soon on Creative Pois-On. Stay creatively tuned and... ready, set, imagine!
January 29, 2020
Creative Briefing. New Year. New Stories, January 2020
“All human happiness or misery takes the form of action; the end for which we live is a certain kind of action.” 'Aristotle, Poetics' Welcome to Season 2 of the Creative Pois-On Podcast! It’s a new year and a new time for stories, to tell them, to live them, to reflect on them. Any type of story, any type of human dynamic and interaction is indeed an action, a certain movement in space and time, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. And within the arch of this movement, we condense and consume all of the different emotions, all of the good and all of the bad of our lifetime existential experiences. From the first act of coming to life to the final act, we live a story, and the art of telling that story, it’s a given talent; through our actions, our everyday decisions, occurrences, we are already telling stories, aware or not that we are telling them; to someone, to our own inner circle of friends and family, in our work environment or to ourselves, in the secrecy of our consciousness. Our new host, mathematics professor, and actor Jerry Campbell-Clark, discusses the topics of Season 2, focused on the themes of Storytelling, with Artistic Directors of Creative Pois-On Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia.
January 15, 2020
Creative Interview with Director Michael Apted. New Year, New Stories. January 2020
We inaugurate our Season 2 of the Creative Pois-On Podcast dedicated to the theme of Storytelling. And we do it with a true master of storytelling and of cinema, DGA, BAFTA award-winning and Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globe Awards Nominee, director Michael Apted. Our Artistic Directors Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, interview the iconic filmmaker whose eclectic career spanned from TV to the big screen, from cult movies like Coal Miner's Daughter starring the Oscar-winning Sissy Spacek, and recipient of seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, to Gorillas in the Mist with Sigourney Weaver, Nell with Jodie Foster, to blockbusters like James Bond - The World is not Enough. The occasion is the release of 63 Up, the ninth installment from the Up Series, Michael Apted's epic documentary saga exploring all of the different layers of the British class system. Since 1964, the film director followed 14 British people interviewing them since they were 7 years old and coming back to check in with them every 7 years. A 63 years work of devotion and of unconditional love for his country, an "emotional bed", like Apted likes to address his narratives, to lie and reflect on our own existential paths.
January 08, 2020
Creative Interview with ABT Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo - DANCEmber 2019
A special gift for the Holidays! Our DANCEmber month's Creative Interview sparks with elegance and grace featuring the Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, Herman Cornejo. Our Artistic Directors Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia interview the extraordinary dancer who American Journalist from The New Yorker Joan Acocella addressed as; "the most technically accomplished male ballet dancer in the United States;" and critic Claudia La Rocco as "not a fairy-tale prince," but "something more interesting, and more useful, really, for ballet: a believable, 21st-century hero." The Argentine-born ballet sensation is the pure incarnation of the essence of movement and of the courage, perseverance, and discipline, required to be breakthrough in the ballet world. He is someone who also faced and fought, with proud and resilience, some of the canons of the world of ballet that were against him. A citizen of the world, Herman shared with us also his thoughts about being an artist and an immigrant in the U.S., in an open-hearted conversation that showed all of his honesty and humanity, those qualities that make him not a far-away prince put on a pedestal for his audience, but someone who the younger generation can perceive as a positive role-model.
December 23, 2019
Creative Being Interview with Actress Wendy Makkena - December 2019
Our Editor in Chief Tommaso Cartia, interviews Actress, Musician, Dancer, and Entrepreneur Wendy Makkena, who stars alongside Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' directed by Marielle Heller – narrating the life of the beloved Television Icon Fred Rogers. Best known for her lovely role Sister Mary Robert in Siter Act 1 & 2 alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Makkena is an eclectic artist performing on very successful Tony Awards Winning shows on Broadway and TV. She is also a classically trained Julliard harpist performing at Carnegie Hall, a dancer, six-year with Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, and the founder of a successful start-up. The actress recounts her journey as an artist from her stellar debut in Sister Act to her pitch-perfect interpretation of Dorothy in 'A Beautiful Day'.
December 20, 2019
Creative Being with Tommaso. DANCEmber 2019
What is a movie, if not a continuum of frames, images in movement? Our Artistic Director Tommaso Cartia discusses the Dance & Movement theme in our DANCEmber series, bringing it to the world of movies, with Actress, Writer, Producer and Activist Pooya Mohseni - our host of the month. Among the topics, a case-study of the images of sound and the sounds of images in the film medium, with an analysis of Lars Von Trier's atypical musical, Dancer in the Dark, starring Björk; and a review of one of the movies of this Holidays season - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood directed by Marielle Heller and starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper and Wendy Makkena. Stay creatively tune for our exclusive interview with Makkena coming up next this Friday. Ready, set, imagine!
December 18, 2019
Creative Bridge with Daniela - DANCEmber 2019
Apparently dancing and business are two very unrelated topics. But, as you know, our goal here at Creative Pois-On is to dismiss the misconception that creativity belongs exclusively to those who work in artistic fields. Let’s take for example the book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, by Ballet choreographer Twyla Tharp. In that book she describes creativity as “the product of preparation and effort” and she continues by saying that “it’s within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it.” It seems that people in creative fields work in a sort of continuous cycle of inquiry and action that identifies a goal, to then design and create new ways to reach that goal. A theater director does this for actors, a choreographer with dancers, but if we transfer this mindset in an office this is also what project managers do for example while leading their team to build and market new products. Listen to this episode to explore more this topic :)
December 11, 2019
Creative Briefing - DANCEmber 2019
December in New York means sumptuous Christmas trees, lights everywhere, holiday markets. It also means ice skating at Rockefeller Center or in Central Park, staring at the glamorous and luxurious windows along Fifth Avenue, keeping a cup filled with hot chocolate to warm you! And of course, see the Nutcracker, which is a classic holiday experience for New Yorkers, and also for those who moved here or are traveling here for the Holidays, and there are countless variations of it playing in the city throughout the season. An enchanting show combining dreaming dancing, sumptuous costumes, and outstanding visual effects – all wrapped in Tchaikovsky’s sensational music, a production performed annually by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center that is must-see. December is a month full of activities… and since all we will be doing becomes a sort of dance from finding gifts for our loved ones to define the next broadway musical we are going to see, we have decided to explore dance as topic of the month. Dance and movement as keys to re-awake creativity… and stay tuned for the final episode of the month because our interview will be with an amazing artist and dancer… but we can’t tell you more now! This month our host will be actor, writer, filmmaker and activist Pooya Mohseni. So let’s explore with her and our Artistic Directors how we will talk about dance during this month...that we can rename Dancember!
December 05, 2019
Creative Being Interview - Artist Annalaura di Luggo with Director & Producer Stanley Isaacs
The month of November dedicated to the theme of Light and Enlightenment ends with a sparkling surprise! Introduced by our host of the month, Author David James Parr; our Artistic Director Tommaso Cartia interviews Multimedia Neapolitan Artist Annalaura di Luggo and explores her collaboration with Hollywood Director, Writer and Producer Stanley Isaacs. Di Luggo is an experimental artist fusing different art mediums, materials and suggestions to stimulate the conversation about urgent social issues. She is a pioneer and the inventor of a macro-photographic camera capable of shooting the human iris; Annalaura brought the theme of Light at the center of her aesthetic research by catching our profound identity mirrored in the spark of our eyes. Photographing different types of people and personalities, from celebrities to the people of her own hometown, the artist gives back the light and the vision also to the blind people with her series "Blind Vision," and she is bringing her magical camera into the world of the people with the Down syndrome. She is also producing movies, documenting her work, and with the mystical connection she established with Mr. Stanley Isaacs; she is now bringing her visions to the United States. So enjoy our special Creative Being episode and happy Thanksgiving from the Creative Poison Podcast team! Ready, set, imagine!
November 27, 2019
Creative Interview with Artist Grimanesa Amorós - Master of Light - Pt.2
Second part of the Creative Interview for the month of November, where our Artistic Directors, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, sat down with Grimanesa Amorós - Master of Light. An artist who exemplary embodies and exudes the theme of the month of November's Podcast: Enlightenment. Daniela and Tommaso gently turned through the pages of the artist’s extraordinarily eventful life to paint a vivid chiaroscuro portrait of the woman behind the art, and the art behind the woman, circling the earth with her light in the attempt to make sense of her lovingly romance with the unknown.
November 25, 2019
Creative Interview with Artist Grimanesa Amorós - Master of Light - Pt.1
The Creative Directors of Creative Pois-On, Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, sat down with Grimanesa Amorós - Master of Light. An artist who exemplary embodies and exudes the theme of the month of November's Podcat: Enlightenment. Daniela and Tommaso gently turned through the pages of the artist’s extraordinarily eventful life to paint a vivid chiaroscuro portrait of the woman behind the art, and the art behind the woman, circling the earth with her light in the attempt to make sense of her lovingly romance with the unknown.
November 21, 2019
Creative Bridge with Daniela- November 2019
Our Creative Director Daniela Pavan, discusses the topic of Enlightenment from her business and bridge-builder perspective; in conversation with our host of the month, director and playwright David James Parr. Every month we will discuss the monthly topic with Daniela by connecting the dots between the world of business and creativity, and we will explore its potential and share insights. This month we are talking about Enlightenment. How do you think this topic can be explored from a business and a creative perspective? Let's listen to what Daniela has to say. So… ready, set, imagine!
November 17, 2019
Creative Briefing - November 2019
Welcome back to the Creative Pois-On Podcast! Our second month of podcasting and our very first November that we share with all of our creative beings out there waiting to connect the dots of their imagination with us to create, recreate, shape or redesign the life we are leading – which is indeed an exceptional work of art! “Let there be light. And there was light.” It is written in one of the most popular, successful, copied and studied books in history: The Bible! We are not reciting the bible to take you to church or anything like that, trust us this is really not the case… but to introduce to you to the topic of this month and how it is linked to the theme of creativity: Enlightenment. Or to quote Shakespeare’s Romeo: “What light through yonder window breaks?” Ready to jump with us on this journey about light and enlightenment?
November 10, 2019
Creative Interview - October 2019
Welcome back to The Creative Pois-On Podcast! We’ve come to the Creative Interview episode of our first month of podcasting, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you our special guest. As you might know, our host for the month is Digital Strategist, Beauty & Fitness Model and Executive Producer of Melange 2019, Mara De Los Santos. This month we are talking about Transformation, and that’s why we thought of introducing our audience to the Melange project – an experimental concept promoting diversity and self-love in and through fashion, and fashion is all about the search for identity and how we continuously reinvent ourselves staying true to our own individuality and style. And so, it felt natural for Mara and us to look for our special guest in within the Melange family. So, we are proud and honored to introduce to you ... listen to the episode to know the name of our guest! You won't regret it, we promise. The interview is very powerful!
October 30, 2019
The Creative Being with Tommaso - October 2019
What is a Creative Being? And how does he/she interpret and embody the theme of transformation in this mass media culture we are living in? Artist Director of Creative Pois-On Tommaso Cartia and our host for the month of October, Digital Strategist, Beauty & Fitness Model and Executive Producer of Melange 2019, Mara De Los Santos, take us on a journey through the themes of creativity, imagination and transformation, starting from our childhood memories to then making surprising connections with the so-called pop-pornographic aesthetic and phenomenons like Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus... in pure Creative Pois-On style. “You play in bed fantasizing to be a king, a magician, a knight, a castaway, a beautiful mermaid…You play, but you live. You live dreams, you dream of lives. In between the inside and the outside, there’s a perfect harmony, a sublime equilibrium, but there is even more than the world that you absorb. Imagination. You have unimaginable power. Everything amplifies within yourself and you put it on out there, like on a stage. Images, colors, sounds, sensations, enlightenments, swell up inside of yourself, chasing each other. Correspondences. You play. And nobody is aware that you are not just playing, you are an extraordinary artist. All children are extraordinary artists”.
October 23, 2019
The Creative Bridge with Daniela - October 2019
Welcome to the Creative Bridge Episode with Daniela, for the month of October! Every month we will discuss the monthly topic with Daniela by connecting the dots between the world of business and creativity, and we will explore its potential and share insights. This month we are talking about Transformation. How do you think Transformation can be explored from a business and a creative perspective? Let's listen to what Daniela has to say. So… ready, set, imagine!
October 16, 2019
The Creative Briefing - October 2019
Topic of the month is TRANSFORMATION. Why transformation, you may wonder. According to the dictionary, the meaning of the word transformation is “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. A metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal.” We are in October, the quintessential month of change and transformation… starting from the seasonal shift. We just ended summer, days are getting shorter and shorter, we will start shivering, we will have to change our wardrobe, the way we dress, technically if we were animals, well we are, we should go to hibernation… so it is indeed a transformative time. It’s a season full of changes, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves shade in to red, yellow and then fall, transforming completely the landscape in front of our eyes…. Let’s dive in more into this subject from a cultural and artistic perspective, with this episode! Ready, Set, Imagine! :)
October 12, 2019
Hi everyone, and welcome to the Creative Pois-On Podcast. Truth is we never met but we imagine you. We imagine that you wake up in the morning, have breakfast or have no time for breakfast, and then get ready to work. We imagine you leaving your place and kissing your partner, or desiring one or enjoying the empowerment of being independent. We imagine you running to your workplace or comfortably sitting at your freelance desk at a lively co-working space. We imagine you checking your to-do list, attending meetings, making calls, having projects to finish and deadlines to meet, bosses to please or just yourself to please in the most bossy-ble way. We imagine you having clients to deal with, colleagues to connect with, share work and life with, share nothing at all and disagree with. We imagine you having a drink after work with those colleagues you share work and life with or nothing at all, or if it’s your lucky day, with your best friend who you haven’t seen in ages, who lives just a few train stops away from you. We imagine you getting back home and having dinner while binge watching your new favorite shows, or possibly sharing time with your loved one, desired one, or simply employing your independent master chef skills. We imagine you getting ready to go to bed, brushing your teeth, reading a book… is your brain shutting down or it is suddenly awakening? The question now is: are you happy with the day you just had, loving it for what it is, or you are wondering about all the things that could have been? Are we imagining it, or are you? Why are you doing the things you do? Who gave to your life the shape it has now? We imagine it was you, your imagination, the output of what you dreamed for yourself. Once upon a time, there was Imagination. We all remember it, right? It was part of our games when we were children, but then we grew up and forgot about it, along with the beauty of storytelling, and the wondrous power of connection that a story can channel. A connection between human beings, a connection between people and the experiences they are actually living in or just imagining, a connection to an original source, an ancestral creative magma where everything and anything can be possible and can come to life. Once upon a time, there was also Freedom. We all remember it, right? That Freedom that imagination and creativity allow us to experience and through which we can design or redesign our personal story, countless times, and in countless possible ways, like in a page full of dots where anything seems isolated, but suddenly it appears connected and so beautiful in its abstractions. With this podcast, we want to give all of this back to you and make imagination accessible again to all of us. Why? Because imagination leads to evolution and creativity leads to innovation. Our name, Creative Pois-On, is inspired by the illustrious artist YaYoi Kusama, who once said: “A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement…! Polka-dots are a way to infinity.” So we named ourselves after the concept of polka dots, because life is made by people who are somehow connected, and people get ideas… but what is a single idea if it cannot be connected creatively to other ideas? This Podcast is an original idea by Daniela Pavan and Tommaso Cartia, with the collaboration of Costanza Biasibetti. Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, Design and Innovation Manager and Strategic Leader, Daniela was born and raised in Italy, and she is now based in NYC, that’s why she is blessed with both Italian artistic passion and NYC’s unique edge! Currently she covers the role of General Manager at The Ad Store NYC, creative agency part of an international network, and is also member of the M.A.
October 12, 2019