Irina Rappoport is a producer and founder of the Science, Arts and Culture Support Fund. Her main interest lies in “Jazz art” which includes everything from art exhibitions to cinema.
Natalia Naftalieva is a russian fashion designer and film director.
Irina Rappoport’s and Natalia Naftalieva’s creative alliance was forged during the collaborative work on the series of fashion art collections and had a successful continuation in April, 2008 in the form of personal exhibition of Natalia’s art costumes in the National Art Club of New York.
Year 2013 saw the creation of RapIra NN Production centre founded by Irina Rappoport and Natalia Naftalieva. It’s first project was an experimental film Materia (2014). In June 2014 special program “Free Fall Impro” organzied by RapIra NN was presented in Illusion cinema theatre as part of pre-premiere screening of Materia. The participants are world-famous jazz musicians - Sainkho Namtchilak (Vienna), Vladimir Miller (London), Moscow Composers Orchestra – invited to Moscow and hosted by the production centre. Their collective performance became a notworthy event on the jazz scene.