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92Y Friday's at Noon: Cosmic Catalyst
Catherine Turocy and The New Baroque Dance Company
The Golden Ratio. Vetruvian Man. Science has long been an inspiration to artists, including choreographer Catherine Turocy and The New Baroque Dance Company (NYBDC), whose work reflects on dance as a microcosm of the macrocosm. Turocy, with music by Johann Sebastian Bach, creates an aural and visual experience of mathematical expressions which relate to celestial proportions as described in art since the time of Pythagorus. The program begins with a short summary of Turocy and cellist, Colin Carr’s investigation into proportional parallelism between Bach's music and dance choreography. Looking at dance and music theory as it affected composition in the time of Bach, dancers from the NYBDC – Caroline Copeland, Roberto Lara and Meggi Sweeney Smith – dressed in modern practice clothes and period costume, perform excerpts from the Bach Cello Suites. Turocy will speak about her process as a choreographer and the dancers will speak about their art as performing interpreters of both Bach's music and the choreography. The period aesthetic concept of "movement of the soul" will be performed and briefly discussed.
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