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Tanya Kane-Parry

About this Artist

Tanya Kane-Parry directs and choreographs theatre, opera and dance and is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Opera del Espacio (O.D.E.). Credits include Tosca Jumps!, a multimedia adaptation of Puccini’s opera (EdgeFest/LATC, Highways, Luckman Intimate); Supreme Being by Richard Foreman; Romeo and/y Juliet(a), a Spanglish Re-Mix with Quantum Theatre, and a touring production of Ubu Roi in Brazil. She has directed Carmen (Pacific Repertory Opera), The Coronation of Poppea (CSULA) and The Medium (CSULA). At Long Beach Opera she choreographed The Man from Atlantis, The Clever One and Moscow, Cherry Town. At Los Angeles Opera she was the Assistant Director on Madama Butterfly, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, The Broken Jug, The Dwarf and The Merry Widow. She was the Assistant Director on The Barber of Seville at Houston Grand Opera, which she then re-mounted at the Houston Miller Outdoor Theatre, and assisted on the remount at L’Opera National de Bordeaux. She returned to Houston Grand Opera to assist on L’Italiana in Algers, and to Los Angeles Opera to assist on Cinderella (Cenerentola) and Carmen. With Opera del Espacio, she directed/choreographed I’ve Fallen/Clap Off! at Highways Performance Space; The Way Of Water by Caridad Svich at Cal State LA, Bootleg Theatre, Cal Poly Pomona, Hollywood Fringe 2012 and South Coast Rep’s SCRamble, May 2013; Meet Me @ Metro II and III (2011 & 2012) produced by Watts Village Theatre Company; Space: The Final Frontier presented at SOSE as part of the Company Creation Festival 2013; multiple site-specific performances at the Downtown Art Walk, Brewery Art Walk, Echo Park Art Walk, The Series at the Standard and more. Most recent work includes the workshop production of The Wall: A Musical Misdeed, adapted from the short story by Jean-Paul Sartre, composed by John M. Kennedy with libretto by Dr. Alicia Tycer, in collaboration with Opera del Espacio, The Chamber Players of Los Angeles and guest artists bass-baritone, Nicholas Isherwood, Gayle Fekete (Urban Bush Women and head of dance at Cal Poly Pomona) and designer E. M. Giminez (LA Opera, Cirque du Soleil, The Industry) along with students at Cal State L.A. Immediately following, Tanya directed an extracted semi-staged version of Don Giovanni with the Bakersfield Symphony, followed by a remount of Cinderella (Cenerentola) at Opera Omaha. This May she directs Opera del Espacio for performances at the desert ruins of the failed communist utopic community, Llano del Rio, and in September she will re-mount The Barber of Seville at the Liceo Opera in Barcelona, originally directed by Joan Font of Els Comediants.