Works by Magloire & Baecher
New Chamber Ballet in works by Miro Magloire and Constantine Baecher
Friday & Saturday, November 22 & 23 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street
Tickets: $25; $15 for students/seniors
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com
Dancers: Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff
Guest Dancer/Choreographer: Constantine Baecher
Narrator: Jonathan Parks-Ramage
Soprano: Charlotte Mundy
Musicians: Melody Fader, piano and Doori Na, violin
"The young German-born choreographer Miro Magloire is also a trained composer,
interested in knotty, tonally ambiguous compositions from the mid-twentieth
century. His dances are miniatures, full of stillness and mystery."
The New Yorker, September 9, 2013
"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
Rachel Straus, Musical America, September 2013
"Magloire understands the power of repetition and stillness."
Apollinaire Scherr, London Financial Times, September 9, 2013
Miro Magloire presents his New Chamber Ballet in a program of works by Magloire, including a World Premiere, along with a repeat of frequent guest dancer/choreographer Constantine Baecher's "Allow You to Look at Me," November 22 & 23 at 8 PM at the City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street. Music, always a major component of New Chamber Ballet's evenings and always played live on piano and violin, include works by Tchaikovsky, Michel Galante, Morton Feldman, Johann Pachelbel and Edward MacDowell.
Guest dancer/choreographer Constantine Baecher returns to perform in his "Allow You to Look at Me," with Elizabeth Brown and Holly Curran. The dance/theater work, premiered by the company in February 2013, is set to a collage of music that includes Edward Macdowell, Pachelbel, and the English folk song Greensleeves. The dancers, and narrator Jonathan Parks-Ramage, offer some very personal insights into the thoughts of the performers.
Boston native Constantine Baecher was a member of the Royal Danish Ballet for nine years, originating roles in ballets by Ratmansky, Jorma Uotinen and John Neumeier, among others. He created the ballet "The Ungentle Guest" for the Royal Danish Ballet, and choreographed works for his own Cross Connection Ballet, headquartered in Copenhagen.
Magloire will present a premiere, as yet untitled, set to "Music for Movement" for violin and piano by Michel Galante. An excerpt from this trio was performed at the Moving Sounds Festival in NYC in September, and on the Company's performances in Germany that followed. The music was commissioned with a grant from the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.
Magloire the composer is evident in his arrangement for solo violin of music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker," in "A Present," and finds the trio of dancers in a lighthearted mood.
The tense "Sister, My Sister," which premiered last June, offers a snapshot of two siblings with plenty of blame for one another. Music is by Morton Feldman - his "Voice, Violin and Piano," with guest soprano Charlotte Mundy joining the Company.