Dances by Isadora
Join us for a showing of new work and historic repertoire at City Center Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, 4th fl. on Sat. April 16 at 7:30pm , Sun. April 17 at 4:00pm Admission 25.00 for Sat. 4/16 performance/reception, 20.00 & 15.00 for Sun. 4/17 matineeGet Tickets.
This showing marks the 25th anniversary year for Dances by Isadora, founded in 1986 in Boston by Catherine Gallant , Patricia Adams and pianist Vivian Taylor. Please join us as we celebrate the years of dancing and look ahead to the future.
Dances by Isadora will launch a multi-year project to perform and document the entire repertoire of Isadora Duncan. For this initial showing we will share two rarely performed works from 1914 which Duncan created during her year at Bellevue outside Paris, following the tragic deaths of her children. Grande Marche (also known as Slow March or Tragic March) to music of Franz Schubert, is a monumental group dance and Reflets D'Allemagne are three contrasting waltzes to music by French composer Florent Schmitt. Both scores are for piano four hands and will be played by longtime collaborators, Mary Jo Pagano and Alan Moverman.
Choreographer, Catherine Gallant, will present Synopses with live music by award winning composer Lisa Bielawa. Synopses is a music and dance project which mines the accidental poetry of everyday existence. Ms. Bielawa has written scores for individual musicians, (cello, harp, percussion, and english horn) each with a six-word title. "I think we should tell her" and "I'm not that kind of lawyer" are just two of the headings culled from conversations overheard in public spaces. Catherine has created an initial series of five solos, each inhabiting a unique world of sensual experience.
Dancers: Andrea Berger, Natalia Brillante, Eleanor Bunker, Michelle Cohen, Catherine Gallant, Loretta Thomas, Chriselle Tidrick, Francesca Todesco, Rob Fernandez and Gregory Youdan
Musicians: Aaron Trant, Eric Jacobsen, Doug Balliet, Miranda Sielaff, Mary Jo Pagano, Alan Moverman