Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet presents "Stray Bird"
MIRO MAGLOIRE'S NEW CHAMBER BALLET
NEW CHAMBER BALLET PRESENTS "STRAY BIRD”, DANCED TRIBUTE TO COMPOSER URSULA MAMLOK
Thursday, October 5 at 7pm and 8:30pm
Friday, October 6 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
German Academy New York, 1014 Fifth Avenue (bet. 82 & 83 Streets)
Free admission, but advance reservations required
Dancers: New Chamber Ballet (dancers: Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Kristine Butler, Traci Finch, Amber Neff)
Musicians: The Momenta String Quartet (Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violin, Stephanie Griffin, viola, Michael Haas, cello)
Cree Carrico, soprano
Martha Cargo, flute
Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet
Dan Lippel, guitar
"...intimate and deliciously choreographed pieces. The recipe that Magloire has come up with is a winner: one part originality, one part hard work, and one part earnest love of dance."
— Christopher Atamian, The Weekly Standard, April 3, 2017
Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet presents Stray Bird, a site-specific evening of dances to music by URSULA MAMLOK, October 5 at 7 pm and 8:30 pm; and October 6 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm (4 performances) at the German Academy New York, 1014 Fifth Avenue. The evening, a tribute to the late composer, features live music by the Momenta String Quartet and dance by Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet in choreography by Magloire, Rebecca Walden and Mara Driscoll.
Composer Ursula Mamlok was born in Berlin to a Jewish family, and as a teenager fled from the Nazis, first to Ecuador and eventually to New York, where she established herself as a trailblazing musical voice. In 2006, Mamlok returned to live in Berlin, where she passed away last year at age 93. New Chamber Ballet's tribute presents seven chamber music works by Mamlok - Haiku Settings, Sintra, From My Garden, Five Intermezzi, Five Bagatelles, 2nd String Quartet, and Stray Birds - with original choreography ranging from ballet to contemporary dance, performed in the intimate rooms of the German Academy New York's historic Fifth Avenue Building.
Musicians for the evening include the Momenta String Quartet, which was recently praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence," joined by soprano Cree Carrico, clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, flutist Martha Cargo, and guitarist Daniel Lippel, who was called an "exciting soloist" by The New York Times and "precise and sensitive" by the Boston Globe.
Choreographers are Miro Magloire, and Rebecca Walden and Mara Driscoll, who both trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and recently began to choreograph as a team.
Originally trained as a composer in his native Germany, Miro Magloire is known for his ballets to contemporary music and his collaborations with composers. "In Magloire's world, music and dance are given equal weight, both visually and aurally. In Magloire's world, small isn't just beautiful, it expresses something of the divine." (Rachel Straus, Musical America, September 2013)
Following its New York City premiere, Stray Bird will tour to Germany, where it will open the Jewish Cultural Festival in Magdeburg, Germany, on October 14th
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