H2OMBRE was originally commissioned for the 2008 Expo in Zaragoza, Spain as a 30 minute featured production tied in with the larger Expo theme of “water”. Over 3 million people experienced the Expo version of the production in Zaragoza witnessing actors erupt with water via the use of theatrical water effects staged for the first time ever.
In 2011, Pichon Baldinu worked with his long-time partner, Gabriella Baldini, to create a full length production. Also contributing to the creative vision is acclaimed international choreographer Sergio Trujillo, who’s work has been performed around the world and in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
The spectacular water sequences featured in the Expo version of the show have been expanded and enhanced and a larger theme of an artist’s dreaming journey through a surreal underwater world has been created to provide a continuous thread through the work.
The first full length performance of H2OMBRE, running just over an hour in duration, was performed in Buenos Aires in September 2011 at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. The production ran successfully for nine months in Buenos Aires until the Summer of 2012 followed by engagements in Rosario and Mendoza, Argentina in Fall 2012; August 2013 in Mexico City and February 2014 in Tel Aviv.
PICHON BALDINU (Creator and Director) is known as one of the riskiest and most original directors in Argentina, recognized for creating new forms of expression by transforming the theatrical experience. Baldinu created the first underground theater company in Buenos Aires, La Organizacion Negra. Seeking to create a festive and euphoric atmosphere, he incorporated the artistic concept of physical contact with the audience. La Tirolesa was created out of Ba1dinu`s experimentation with air theater and skyscrapers. Searching for a language to move and excite his audience, Baldinu created Villa Villa under his new cofounded entertainment company. De La Guarda. Dania, Baldinu’s second experimental piece is considered one of the greatest aerial shows. Under his new company, Ojala Entertainment. Baldinu created the script for his new show, HZOMBRE.
GABRIELLA BALDINI (Creator and Producer) is responsible for all artistic coordination and production of the critically acclaimed production Villa Villa. Baldini led Villa Vllla successfully to New York where it played for seven consecutive years. Ojala Entertainment is the creation of both Baldini and Pichon Baldinu. It partnered with Disney Theatrical to create the theatrical settings of Tarzan on Broadway. H2OMBRE is the newest ambitious production ofBaldini and Baldinu.
SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer) is an award-winning choreographer whose credits on Broadway include: the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis (OCC Award, Astaire, Drama Desk Award nominations). the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award noms.), Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk, Astaire nominations), The Addams Family, Next to Normal All Shook Up, and Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nomination). Tours and regional theater credits include Flashdanee, White Noise. Chasing The Song, The Wiz and Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse). Mambo Kings, International: Arrabal. Disney's Targan (World Theatre Award nom.); West Side Story; T/ze Sound of Musie (Stratford): and Peggy Sue Got Married (West End). TV credits include “So You Think You Can Dance,” "Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “Triple Sensation" (CBC). Upcoming Broadway engagements include A Bronx Tale and On Your Feet
GABY KERPEL (Composer) is known for A combining South American sounds and technology o create new forms of music. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Kcrpel immersed himself in music, studying piano and music cotnposition at a young age. In 2003, Kerpel partnered with Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla, creating his first solo album, Carnal7ilito_ Kerpel became famously recognized for mixing Argentinian folklore and electronica. His album led to 1ive shows Carnabilito and Techno Folk. In 2008, Kerpel began touring the US and Europe as his alter ego, DJ King Coya. As DJ King Coya. Kerpel has created remixes for Goran Project, Brazilian Girls, and Julieta Venegas. Directed by Pichon Baldinu, Kerpel composed and produced musical pieces for Fuerza Bruta and HZOMBRE. Gabriella has led the Company to create and produce a broad range of productions comprising shows and events for theatres, stadiums, museums, corporate and government clients.
Creator and Producer PICHON BALDINU
Creator and Producer GABRIELLA BALDINI
Co-Director Coreographer SERGIO TRUJILLO
Music GABY KERPEL
Costume Design MARIANO TOLEDO
Choreographer Assistant VERONICA PECOLLO
Lighting Design GONZALO CORDOVA
3D visuals SHANGO FILMS