We’ve been hearing about Faena for a long time now. About the whole-block undertaking, about the hotel, the penthouses, the restaurants, but what about the arts? Well, that part of the equation has finally been revealed with the opening of the Faena Theater and it’s original production, C’est Rouge!
Designed by world renowned choreographer and stage director Blanca Li, the show debuted at the Faena Theater on June 4th with an indefinite run every weekend. A VVIP Opening Night party was hosted by Alan Faena and Ximena Caminos and attended by revelers including Dwyane Wade, Inés Rivero, Elsa Benitez, Bhakti Baxter, Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne Bon Haes, Ugo & Sara Colombo, David & Christy Martin, Jonathan & Criselda Breene, Chad & Ilona Oppenheim, and George Lindemann.
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Adam Koffler, Michelle Areces-Zandy, Theo Koffler, Quade Koffler, Lisa Sebag, Emmanuel Sebag, & Lisa Heiden Koffler
Daniela Swaebe, Andrea Baclea, Marcella Novela, & Parmiss Mass
George Lindemann & Ugo Colombo
Iran Issa Khan, Sam Robin, & Cathy Leff
Christy & David Martin
Ilona & Chad Oppenheim
Colin Watson, Romero Britto, Calyann Barnett, & Dwyane Wade
Brandi Reddick & Alberto Latorre
Pablo de Ritis, Adrienne Bon Haes, & Marvin Ross Friedman
Dana Shear, Laura Buccellatti, & Nicole Rainis
Bernerd Garsen & Daisy Olivera
Bhakti & Sandra Baxter
Fabian Basabe, Brooke Price, & Rene Ruiz
Gigi Ganatra-Duff, Ricardo Dunin, Gita Shandasani, Marcella Novela, Carlos Betancourt, & Roma Calderon
Gita Shandasani & Nick D'Annunzio
Adriana de Moura
Romney Reyes & Brooke Reyes
Susan Davies, Kelly Framel, & Zoe Lukov
The show adds a touch of the sensual through a series of singular vignettes set to Latin American and jazz rhythms by an extraordinary septet band. Not your average show, C’est Rouge! fuses entertainment, humor and beauty with beautiful bodies and show-stopping costumes featuring brands like Christian Louboutin.
The show was conceived under Alan Faena’s direction, who has brought together a first-class creative artistic team, which besides Director Blanca Li, includes Dani Morla as Artistic Director, Rafael Olarra as Set Designer, Tao Gutierrez as Musical Director, Charles Carcopino for videos and Laurent Mercier as Costume Designer.
The show includes collaborations with some of the biggest talents in fashion: Oribe for hair, Juan Gatti for costumes, Erik Halley for costume accessories, sexy French lingerie line Fifi Chachnil, and Christian Louboutin for footwear. The show follows the the hotelier’s philosophy of getting only the best and most luxurious for his projects.
Don’t go hungry, grab a three-course pre-show prix-fixe at Pao, just up the stairs from the theater, before the show. Just be sure to be in place when the curtain goes up!
Want a taste before you go? Check out the live stream of the show, here!
C’est Rouge! doors open at 9:00pm and the show begins at 9:30pm beginning June 4, 2016. Tickets for the show begin at $45 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com. For additional information please visit www.faena.com and watch the trailer here.
Photos by World Red Eye