Tal Yarden - Director/Cinematographer/Designer
Tal Yarden creates, designs, directs and shoots visual content for a variety of mediums. He specializes in work for live events including dance, theater, opera, special events and music performances. His work has been seen throughout Europe and the USA. He is a Consulting Technology Advisor for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.
He is currently designing Les Damnés (Comedie Francaise) directed by Ivo van Hove, Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adés (Salzburg), The Crucible (Broadway). Recent designs include Lazarus by Enda Walsh and David Bowie, directed by Ivo van Hove (NYTW), Indecent by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taischman, directed by Rebecca Taischman (Yale Rep & La Jolla Playhouse), La Clemenza de Tito directed by Ivo van Hove (Opera Narodowa Warsaw),Antigone (Barbican), Between Worlds (ENO) and Kings of War (Toneelgroep Amsterdam).
Previous designs include Brokeback Mountain (Teatro Real Madrid), La Clemenza de Tito (La Monnaie/De Munt), Der Schatzgräber (De Nederlandse Opera), Mazeppa (Komische Oper Berlin) and Macbeth (Opéra de Lyon), Ludwig II (Münchner Kammerspiele), Edward II, The Misanthrope (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz), Idomeneo (La Monnaie/De Munt), POP! (Yale Repertory), The Fountainhead, Husbands, The Russians, Children of the Sun, Cries and Whispers, Antonioni Project, Angels in America, Mourning becomes Electra, Roman Tragedies for Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Wagner’s Ring Cycle for the Vlaamse Opera, ZOOM (ZviDance), Futura (NAATCO), Pavel Zustiak’s Le Petit Mort, Mark Wing-Davey’s Monkey in the Middle and Stephen Petronio's The King is Dead (with Cindy Sherman) and Not Garden, Reza Abdoh’s Tight Right White and Quotations from a Ruined City, and Tim Feldmann’s Twin-Project. Additionally he has production designed Patricia Fox’s Corpus Exquisitus and A Dog and Pony Show. In New York he has designed Distracted (Roundabout Theater), Little Foxes, Liberty City, Beast, The Misanthrope (Drama Desk Nomination), Lush Valley, Sounding (HERE) and Kaos (New York Theater Workshop), John Jesurun's Chang in a Void Moon, Mikel Rouse's Dennis Cunningham, and DD Dorvillier’s Wind. He was a resident lighting and projection designer for Conway & Pratt’s site-specific installations including, Too Close to Home, As a Dream that Vanishes and A Woman's Work is Never Done. He has also created visual designs for Mia Lawrence, Kyle de Camp, Patricia Hoffbauer and George Sanchez, Circus Flora, Jim Simpson, Jo Andres, Margarita Guergue, Aaron Landsman, Clarinda Mac Low and Nina Martin. In 1994, he co-founded the theater company Chashama for which he created the site-specific shows Jr. Black's Office and Disease Machine.
In addition, Tal Yarden has produced and designed numerous events, video installations & projections for clients including United Nations, LG, Microsoft, The New York Times, Quin Hotel, Shinnyo-En, Smart Car, Puma, Levis, Julliard, Coca Cola, CFDA, Heineken, Red Cross, Reem Acra, Rimmel, Armani, Visionaire, Ghost, Rosa Cha, Timberland and Ford Thunderbird. He has also VJ’d and directed live video for Annie Lennox, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Garbage, Nicodemus, Wyclef Jean, Peaches, Patti Smith, Dane Cook, Moby, Lady Sovereign, and Ne-Yo. He has lectured and taught at Brown University, New York, University, Fordham University and Yale University.