Secret Place, a World Premiere by New Chamber Ballet (November 18 & 19)

Still from a performance of the New Chamber Ballet

Still from a performance of the New Chamber Ballet, © Eduardo Patino

10.11.2022 - Article

Miro Magloire will present his New Chamber Ballet in the premiere of the full-evening Secret Place to music by composer Reiko Fueting, current head of the composition department at the Manhattan School of Music.

Secret Place is a tribute to the power of the group: a casual gathering of five humans dancing in a clockwork-like synergy - delicate, bold, sometimes risky, always with spine-tingling elegance. One moment they're daringly perched on their pointe shoes, or hover on top of one another in a lift; then suddenly they drop to the floor to slither along the ground.

Reiko Fueting's music, which will be performed live, magically weaves traditional sounds with cutting-edge techniques, building a bridge from the Baroque to today.

Secret Place is performed in New Chamber Ballet's signature, in-the-round setup, with the audience seated up-close and able to see the kaleidoscopic choreography from various angles. Miro Magloire has created the dance for five women in his artful stylistic blend of pointe work, floor work, and partnering.

Magloire, founder and artistic director of New Chamber Ballet, was born in Munich, Germany, and has lived in New York City since the 1990s. He has collaborated with Fueting several times before, most recently on the composer's opera “Mechthild,” which received its world premiere earlier this year in Magdeburg, Germany.

Reiko Fueting, a native of Germany and New York resident, joined the theory faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in 2000, and is currently chair of the theory and the composition departments. He has taught vocal accompanying at the Conservatory of Music and Theater is Rostock, Germany, and was guest faculty and lecturer at universities and conservatories in China, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea, and the U.S. As a composer, he has received prizes, scholarships, and commissions from organizations around the world, most recently for his opera “Mechthild,” which recently premiered in Magdeburg, Germany, and featured the New Chamber Ballet.

Fueting was born in 1970 in Konigs Wusterhausen of the German Democratic Republic and studied composition and piano at the Hochschule fur Musik iin Dresden, at Rice University in Houston, at the Seoul National University, and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. His most influential teachers include the composers Jorg Herchet and Nils Vigeland, and the pianist Winfried Apel.

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

Musicians: Doori Na, violin; Melody Fader, piano

These performances are supported by the Amphion Foundation, and by Dance/NYC's

Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: New York State Edition, made possible by the

New York State Council on the Arts.


Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 at 7:30 PM

Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

For more information and tickets, please visit: https://ncb-november-2022.eventbrite.com/

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