Catherine Gallant/DANCE and Dances by Isadora
Choreographer, Catherine Gallant, will present Synopses with live music by award winning composer Lisa Bielawa. Synopses is a music and dance project which mines the accidental poetry of everyday existence. Ms. Bielawa has written scores for individual musicians, (cello, harp, percussion, and english horn) each with a six-word title. "I think we should tell her" and "I'm not that kind of lawyer" are just two of the headings culled from conversations overheard in public spaces. Catherine has created an initial series of five solos, each inhabiting a unique world of sensual existence.
Dances by Isadora will launch a multi-year project to perform and document the entire repertoire of Isadora Duncan. For this initial showing we will share two rarely performed works from 1914 which Duncan created during her year at Bellevue outside Paris, following the tragic deaths of her children. Grande Marche (also known as Slow March or Tragic March) to music of Franz Schubert, is a monumental group dance and Reflets D'Allemagne are three contrasting waltzes to music by French composer Florent Schmitt. Both scores are for piano four hands and will be played by longtime collaborators, Mary Jo Pagano and Alan Moverman.
This showing marks the 25th anniversary year for Dances by Isadora, founded in 1986 in Boston by Catherine Gallant , Patricia Adams and pianist Vivian Taylor. Please join us as we celebrate the years of dancing and look ahead to the future.
City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street
New York, NY
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