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Jeanne & Elizabeth
Green Street Studios : Doppelgänger Dance Collective : Ensemble Warhol
Cambridge, MA
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ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
JEANNE - 'Men and Their Machines' is an aria for soprano from Act I of the opera JEANNE composed by Mark Warhol, based on a libretto by James Swindell. This 15-minute excerpt will be performed by soprano Anna Ward and Ensemble Warhol's five-piece instrumental ensemble: clarinet in Eb, baritone horn, harp, timpani, and rototoms. The choreography will be created and performed by Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, with dramaturgy by Ilya Vidrin.

This aria expresses the duality of the role of our heroine, Jeanne. On the outside, the aria tells the story of a mundane existence - coffee, work, conversations with a co-worker, thinking to oneself  but on the inside a fire smolders. While the soprano sings of timeless issues that women face, that internal fire is brought to the forefront as dancers spell out things the character Jeanne is repressing or unable to embody at important moments.


ELIZABETH (III)  -  'Elizabeth III' is a 45-minute work, choreographed by DDC's  resident choreographer Heidi Henderson. Henderson performs with Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson with a string quartet led by DDC's musical director: Adrienne Taylor. Discover a deconstruction of String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K. 157, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The queens dream in white, of things that are light like feathers and marshmallows. They live in an oddly contained pseudo-Elizabethan world. They wear high collars and bloomers and dance big floppy dances holding onto their skirts. They are regal and romantic and hopelessly out of date.

ABOUT THE CREATORS AND PERFORMERS
Ensemble Warhol (EW) was founded in 1999 by artistic director Mark Warhol and is dedicated to the presentation of works by contemporary composers. Since its début in 1999, the ensemble has appeared with many invited artists and has placed on programs the works of composers such as Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Charles Ives, György Ligeti, Giacinto Scelsi, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Mark Warhol.

EW has appeared as part of the Elizabeth Musser New Music series and the Isolated Acts Festival in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Happy New Ears Festival and Série West in Kortrijk and Ypres, Belgium. It has performed at the Théâtre La Chapelle and La Sala Rossa in Montréal and collaborated with the Devanaughn Theatre, Apollinaire Theatre, Contrapose Dance, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, and Fort Point Theatre Channel in Boston. The first compact disc of the ensemble, Où est Fleuri Rose? et autres aventures, is available from the American Composers Forum INNOVA label and through iTunes.

Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) is a dancer-directed repertory company focused on the creation and performance of original, contemporary choreographic work for duet performance.  Founded in 2015 by co-directors Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, DDC offers choreographic commissions to a diverse group of dancemakers each season, asking for reconsideration of the traditional choreographer/dancer hierarchy as well as who controls the means of production.  With an undeniable energetic compatibility and compelling chemistry in performance, the pair conceived of a project to capture this duality, their immediate bodily complicity, while also making a persuasive argument for dancers curation as a valuable form of creativity.

Doppelgänger Dance Collective is committed to interdisciplinary collaborations with a wide range of artists including musicians, composers, theatre artists, film makers, and designers, among others, and the work is deeply enriched by the significant contributions of these other makers and technicians.
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Green Street Studios : Doppelgänger Dance Collective : Ensemble Warhol (View)
185 Green St
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


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Arts > Dance
Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

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