Miro Magliore's New Chamber Ballet (September 16 & 17)

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08.09.2021 - Article

World Premiere of Magloire's “Musik” - Performed by 4 Dancers and 4 Singers.

Miro Magloire announces the world premiere of his Musik, a major new work that integrates ballet, song, and chamber music, performed by four dancers and four singers who share the stage for the full 60-minute performance, set to rarely heard orchestral and vocal selections by Beethoven and Brahms.  Performances September 16 & 17, 7:30 PM, at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY.

 Musik is dedicated to the memory of Willy Burmann, teacher and mentor to Magloire and New Chamber Ballet's dancers past and present.  Mr. Burmann passed away in March of 2020.

 The work is a highly personal one for Miro, who calls it “a long overdue love letter to the art form that first enchanted me as a child.  The title's German spelling is a nod to the evening's two composers, Beethoven and Brahms,” adding that even lovers of their music will “be surprised at the power of their rarely heard a-cappella works that we've unearthed for this evening.”   “Musik,” which could be considered a ”double quartet“ for dancers and singers, has been choreographed in Magloire's signature, in-the-round style with the audience seated on all sides of the stage.   

Dancers: Anabel Alpert, Megan Foley, Amber Neff, Rachele Perla

Singers: Sophie Delphis, Madeline Healey, Elisa Sutherland, Joy Tamayo

Instrumentalists: Melody Fader, piano;   Doori Na, violin

Music: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op. 30 no. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven

selected vocal canons by Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op. 78 no. 1 by Johannes Brahms

selected vocal canons from op. 113 by Johannes Brahms

Miro Magloire, known for his exceptional musicianship, began his career as a composer in his native Germany, studying with Mauricio Kagel before moving to New York to pursue his dance training.  His most influential teachers in New York have been Kazuko Hirabayashi, Peff Modelski, and Wilhelm Burmann.  Miro has created over 80 ballets for his New Chamber Ballet, whose performances have been called “...intimate, classy affairs, graced by excellent live music.”  (The New Yorker).  Alastair Macaulay, reviewing in The New York Times, found it “...heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music.”

Location & Time

Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM

James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at the 

Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets via Eventbrite.com/e/musik-a-ballet-by-miro-magloire

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