Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet announces the world premiere of Stray Bird, a film version of the company’s tribute to composer Ursula Mamlok, on March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day. The film will remain available for streaming until March 21. Stray Bird features choreography by Magloire, Rebecca Walden and Mara Driscoll, with music performed by the Momenta String Quartet, soprano Cree Carrico, flutist Martha Cargo, and clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro.
Composer Ursula Mamlok was born in Berlin to a Jewish family, and as a teenager fled from the Nazis, first to Ecuador and eventually to New York, where she established herself as a trailblazing musical voice. In 2006, Mamlok returned to live in Berlin, where she died in 2016 at age 93.
The hour-long Stray Bird presents seven chamber music works by Mamlok - Haiku Settings, Sintra, From My Garden, Five Intermezzi, Five Bagatelles, 2nd String Quartet, and Stray Birds – with original choreography ranging from ballet to contemporary dance.
The film was shot during the ballet’s world premiere in New York City, in October of 2017, in the intimate rooms of a Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue. It will be available for free streaming, from Monday March 8 – Sunday March 21 at: https://www.newchamberballet.com/stray-bird
The original creation of Stray Bird was made possible by the Dwight und Ursula Mamlok Stiftung in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York, and additional support by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund, and New Music/USA. Ursula Mamlok’s music is used with permission from the music’s publishers C.F.Peters and Boosey & Hawkes.
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