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RETURN OF THE SL3AZE

"RETURN of the SLE3ZE" is an original choreographed performance by Luisa Opalesky starring Teardrop in homage to the history of the Bowery. The dance embodies the oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan island, performed by Teardrop, the tender gimp, a character fully masked in latex and a minty suit, standing tall in shiny black cowboy boots. At the very bottom of the thoroughfare lies Chatham Square, the birthplace to American style tattoos, flophouses, saloons, and markets keeping soldiers and sailors busy. The event is a one man show made for the public of New York City. "RETURN of the SLE3ZE" remembers and observes inventiveness of the creative working class from a constantly changing area once named "Satan's Highway". We showcase an act of movement vocabularies in debauchery and theater, the life force of "underworld" culture relocating freedom, charm, and sleaze in the New York hustler.

Written Directed and Choreographed by Luisa Opalesky
Featuring: Teardrop
Video: Steven Rico
Made possible by the City Artist Corps Grant of New York City.
RETURN OF THE SL3AZE

 
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Carolina Herrera x Karlie Kloss x Met Ball 2021

"A Very Good Girl" follows supermodel Karlie Kloss from the streets of Manhattan, to the Carolina Herrera atelier, finally to reveal her unstoppable Met Ball dress designed by creative director Wes Gordon.

CAROLINA HERRERA x KARLIE KLOSS x 2021 MET BALL

 
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NIKE / TECH PACK LOOKBOOK / SEPTEMBER 2021

NIKE Tech Pack : a collection equipped for everyday commute inspired by city explorers. Movement Direction by Luisa Opalesky.

NIKE TECH PACK SEPTEMBER 2021

 
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RIMOWA / NOWNESS / EVAN MOCK

In Opalesky's directorial debut made with Rimowa and presented by Nowness starring Evan Mock, "No Where" seeks to question momentum, meditation, highlighting scale and connection to ones city with an optimistically incongruous lens following Mock's voice and movement throughout New York City. Opalesky works with cinematographer Steven Rico to create an experimental commercial for 2021.

RIMOWA /NOWNESS / NOWHERE

 
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VOGUE MAY 2021 MUSICIANS FASHION VIDEO

Ant Clemons, Empress Of, Sir Chloe, and More Musicians Fashion a Festival All Their Own in VOGUE MAY 2021 ISSUE Photographed by Ryan McGinley, Cinematography and Choreography by Luisa Opalesky, Styled by Max Ortega.

VOGUE / MUSICIANS FASHION MAY 2021

 
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OFFICE MAGAZINE / SOFT TOUCH

In a lover's experiment in February, Shane Gambill and Luisa Opalesky work together on a project with Sophia Lamar, presented by Office Magazine, exploring boundaries in lust, passion, and fantasy.
Sophia Lamar is a romantic NYC legend, who recently landed a role in HBO's hit Veneno. Watching her in motion in this story paints how she leads with love and mystery, exuding the energy of a luscious red rose—warm, beautiful, and endlessly in bloom. "This is a video about the human condition and love," she explains. "Passion and obsession are love."

OFFICE MAGAZINE / SOFT TOUCH