Constella presents: Piazzolla, Prokofiev and Pointe Shoes
Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 6:00pm Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance Studio @ Cincinnati Ballet Center| Cincinnati, OH
Chamber music meets the ballet for Piazzolla, Prokofiev and Pointe Shoes. In this program Constella Festival presents two new world premiere works by a creative team of choreographers: Heather Britt, James Cunningham, Andrew Hubbard, Stephen Jacobsen and Missy Lay Zimmer (photos above). Featuring dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet and Exhale Dance Tribe and concert:nova musicians together on stage, the program will include a new choreography set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39. A beautiful duet of dancers will perform to Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s “My Funny Valentine.” The program will conclude with another new choreography set to the music of “Histoire du Tango” by Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla, which outlines the history of tango in four musical movements from different time periods. Musicians include Boris Astafiev (double bass), Tatiana Berman (violin), Richard Goering (guitar), Jonathan Gunn (clarinet), Timothy Lees (violin), Dwight Parry (oboe) and Joanne Wojtowicz (viola).
concert:nova is an exploratory chamber ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary classical music, presenting world class chamber music in diverse and unusual venues using interdisciplinary collaboration to illuminate the music. Partnerships with dancers, actors and visual artists bring a unique dimension to performances, illustrating each musical work in a modern and powerful way.