Thursday, October 18 at The Historic Old Church
8:00PM ~ Doors at 7:00PM
The Satellite Ensemble, featuring composer Nick Jaina, vocalist Kaylee Cole, violist Amanda Lawrence, and violinist Anna Schott, is the musical arm of Satellite Collective - a new face in dance. Satellite Collective is a collaboration of emerging New York City choreographer Troy Schumacher and architect Kevin Draper with composers from the American Northwest indie scene, and artists working with experimental video and photography.
This performance, on Thursday, October 18 at The Historic Old Church, will present two original song cycles, Cosmonaut and The Thief and will feature the music ensemble only and original videos set to the music.
Cosmonaut is the true story of a truck driver from New Jersey who dreamed of being an astronaut and used his charm and determination to make it happen any way he could. It premiered at the Baryshnikov Center in Manhattan in October 2011.
The Thief is the story of a mysterious figure who collects discarded childhood objects and takes care of them in his secret room underneath the river. It is a companion piece to the original ballet Warehouse Under the Hudson, presented by Satellite Ballet and featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet.
The music to both song cycles is a gorgeous collection of piano and strings, composed in a mixture of pop balladry and modern classical by the Satellite Collective, led by musical director Nick Jaina. Nick is a writer and musician who has recorded several albums on Hush Records and toured the world with his band. Joining him in his ensemble are some of the finest string players in Portland. He has received support for his musical endeavors from the Regional Arts Council.
For more information about Satellite Collective http://satelliteballet.org/
For more information about Nick Jaina http://nickjaina.com
the Old Church (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
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