Visiting Artist | March 28 - April 11, 2009
About REALLY REAL, Cardona writes "In a balancing act of nuance and scale, this performance for movers and singers is simultaneously abstract and about nearly everything, including youth, beauty, love, death, sex, and power".
Cardona and his collaborators worked on many aspects of REALLY REAL while in residence. Scores were further developed and ideas put in place with groups of students to integrate the movement chorus into the work. The artists worked in the Black Box and the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theater. Deena Hurst, Adjunct Instructor for the FSU Department of Philosophy participated in the work in progress showings during a live interview about Kierkegaard.
REALLY REAL premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT, June 19-21, 2009 and in New York as a part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, November 17, 19-21, 2009.