“The Night” in honor of composer Wolfgang Rihm's 70th Birthday - Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet (New Date: July 1)
The Night - Group Shot of the Dancers, © Miro Magloire
Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with a revival of Magloire's The Night, premiered in 2019, and revived as a tribute to composer Wolfgang Rihm in this year of his 70th birthday.
Magloire describes his work: ”The Night begins with a languid violin solo: an ecstatic melody to which three dancers perform a dreamy evening ritual. A fourth dancer joins, starting a series of short vignettes that ends when a fifth dancer appears with an eerie, poignant solo. The calm final section brings the ballet to a soothing end.“
Jerry Hochman, reviewing in criticaldance.com, remarked that “...all the pieces gradually and ingeniously come together into a meaningful, and meaningfully visualized, whole.” (September 13, 2019)
Dancers: Anabel Alpert, Megan Foley, Nicole McGinnis, Amber Neff, Rachele Perla
Musicians: Doori Na, violin Miles Walter, piano
was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1952. He began studying composition under Eugen Werner Welte, and later with Klaus Huber and musicology with Hans Heinz Eggebrecht. Rihm has become one of the most influential composers of his generation born after the Second World War, and was among those who effected a paradigm shift in German musical culture, replacing his predecessors' essentially intellectual and structuralist conception of art with one giving freer rein to emotion and a more flexible approach to structure. Rihm's music often appeals to the highly expressive sound worlds of late nineteenth, early twentieth century composers, with Mahler and Bruckner being particular favorites. His output is extremely large and includes highly influential stage works, as well as orchestral compositions, chamber music, and songs.
Rihm has been honored with countless awards, including the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Biennial (2010) and the Robert Schumann Prize (2014). In 2010, the New York Philharmonic premiered his violin concerto at Avery Fisher Hall with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Miro is the founder/artistic director of New Chamber Ballet, for which he has created over 80 ballets. Born in Munich, Germany, Miro started his career as a composer, studying with Mauricio Kagel, before moving to New York to pursue his dance training. In addition to work with his company, Miro has most recently created a piece for the New York Choreographic Institute, which is hosted by New York City Ballet. Working with a group of nine advanced dancers from SAB, and set to a commissioned score by composer Christian-Frederick Bloquert, the choreographer created “Memory, Forgot,” a tribute to two iconic ballets of the early 20th Century (Serenade and the Rite of Spring), both created by choreographers in exile.
The original creation of The Night was supported by the Amphion Foundation, Claire and Christopher Mann, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.
Location & Time
Friday July 1 at 7:30 PM (original date of performance on June 3&4 had to be cancelled due to COVID)
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Reservations must be made in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-night-tickets-334450800347
Masks and proof of vaccination required at the Mark Morris Dance Center
For more information please visit www.newchamberballet.com