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Vox – Two Ballets by Miro Magloire with Live Violin and Piano, at Mark Morris Dance Group
Saturday February 17, 7:30 pm - Wednesday February 21, 9:00 pm$42.39
New Chamber Ballet presents the world premiere of Vox, choreographed by Miro Magloire to music by Elizabeth Gartman, along with the revival of Wood Nymphs, to music by Franz Liszt.
Vox is the result of a multi-year collaboration with Gartman, following a 2021 duet called Deep Breath, which critic Leigh Witchel called “bracing, daring, and calmly radical”. The score for piano and violin is inspired by the mechanics of vocal music. Incorporating interviews with the dancers about their (real and metaphorical) voices, the dance is as much a portrait of the artists as a reflection on the emotional parallels between singing and dancing.
In Wood Nymphs (originally premiered in 2014), a group of supernatural characters display very human traits of longing, fear and desire in a series of encounters, set to lush, Romantic piano pieces by Franz Liszt. “Everything in this piece is interplay of technique and equilibrium between the four dancers… with music and choreography that remind us of our own humanity, Magloire, with New Chamber Ballet, will continue to show us what is possible for ballet.” (Tara Lindis, Times Square Chronicle)
Both works will be performed in New Chamber Ballet’s signature, in-the-round setup, with the audience seated up-close and able to see the kaleidoscopic choreography from various angles. As always at New Chamber Ballet, the music will be performed live.
Performers include the dancers Anabel Alpert, Megan Foley, Nicole McGinnis, Amber Neff, Rachele Perla, and Kayla Schmitt; as well as Doori Na (violin) and Melody Fader (piano).
“It’s heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music.” -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times