World Premiere of Miro Magloire's "MUSIK" at Mark Morris Dance Center
MIRO MAGLOIRE'S NEW CHAMBER BALLET
World Premiere of Magloire's "Musik"
Performed by 4 Dancers and 4 Singers
Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM
James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at the
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
(Tickets must be purchased in advance, as there is no box office at the performances)
**Following NYC guidelines, masks and proof of vaccination are required
Dancers: Anabel Alpert, Megan Foley, Amber Neff, Rachele Perla
Singers: Sophie Delphis, Madeline Healey, Elisa Sutherland, Joy Tamayo
Instrumentalists: Melody Fader, piano; Doori Na, violin
Music: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op. 30 no. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
selected vocal canons by Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op. 78 no. 1 by Johannes Brahms
selected vocal canons from op. 113 by Johannes Brahms
Miro Magloire announces the world premiere of his Musik, a major new work that integrates ballet, song, and chamber music, performed by four dancers and four singers who share the stage for the full 60-minute performance, set to rarely heard orchestral and vocal selections by Beethoven and Brahms. Performances September 16 & 17, 7:30 PM, at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY.
Musik is dedicated to the memory of Willy Burmann, teacher and mentor to Magloire and New Chamber Ballet's dancers past and present. Mr. Burmann passed away in March of 2020.
The work is a highly personal one for Miro, who calls it "a long overdue love letter to the art form that first enchanted me as a child. The title's German spelling is a nod to the evening's two composers, Beethoven and Brahms," adding that even lovers of their music will "be surprised at the power of their rarely heard a-cappella works that we've unearthed for this evening." Musik, which could be considered a "double quartet" for dancers and singers, has been choreographed in Magloire's signature, in-the-round style with the audience seated on all sides of the stage.
Miro Magloire, known for his exceptional musicianship, began his career as a composer in his native Germany, studying with Mauricio Kagel before moving to New York to pursue his dance training. His most influential teachers in New York have been Kazuko Hirabayashi, Peff Modelski, and Wilhelm Burmann. Miro has created over 80 ballets for his New Chamber Ballet, whose performances have been called "...intimate, classy affairs, graced by excellent live music." (The New Yorker). Alastair Macaulay, reviewing in The New York Times, found it "...heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music."
Photo of Amber Neff and Kristy Butler by Eduardo Patino
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