Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet
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For the opening performances of their 2017-18 season, choreographer Miro Magloire will present his New Chamber Ballet in the world premiere of a work to J.S. Bach's prelude and fugue in F sharp Minor.The new work was commissioned by Richard and Leslie Curtis. Known for his daring choices and extensive background in music, Magloire will also present his ensemble in repertory works by Mozart, Berio, Beat Furrer, and Magloire himself.
In the trio Lace, whenever one dancer "is performing a short solo, the other two sit on the floor in poses that call up images from Greek friezes. Also reminiscent of antique statues: the way they stand with one arm curved over their head. Their calmness is a nice contrast to the intricacies of the solos and Berio's virtuosic Sequenza VIII for violin." (Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice.)
Miro created the duet Voicelessness to a piano score by contemporary Swiss born composer Beat Furrer. "A cool and dispassionate examination of shapes, full of complex lifts... it had a hypnotic fascination." (Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes.com.)
Magloire's 2010 work 104˚ Farenheit is danced to an original score by the choreographer. A native of Munich, Miro started his career as a composer, studying under Mauricio Kagel at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. Each of the three dancers in this work "have solos which express the effects of summer heat - from languid to frenzied. Pianist Melody Fader turns the demanding score into a tour de force." (Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove.)
Completing the program is Amity,premiered earlier this year and commissioned by Ed Petrou in memory of Rachel Petrou. Danced to Mozart's violin sonata in C major, “Amity captivates as the four dancers - in gossamer costumes - flit and fly about the space like golden birds... The concluding Rondeau sparkles both in the dancing and the playing." (Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove.)
New Chamber Ballet's City Center Studio Performances are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net
Dancers: Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Kristine Butler, Traci Finch, Amber Neff
Musicians: Melody Fader, piano, Doori Na, violin.
Location and time:
City Center Studio 5,
130 West 56 Street
Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23 at 8 PM
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