Houston Premieres performing Monteverdi with Ars Lyrica
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|Emotion beyond movement: Ars Lyrica's & New York Baroque Dance Company vivify Monteverdi|
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Catherine Turocy was commissioned to create stage direction and choreography for Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda and the sung ballet, Ballo delle Ingrate by Claudio Monteverdi. Joined by five dancers of the New York Baroque Dance Company in this collaboration with Ars Lyrica conducted by Artistic Director, Matthew Dirst, these works were premiered June 8th at Zilka Hall in Houston and received standing ovations.
Thank you dancers Matthew Buffalo, Glenda Norcoss, Alexis Silver, Valerie Shelton Tabor and Natalie Young (understudy) for joining me on stage.
OpSail in Norfolk with a Salute to 1812
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|OpSail 2012 Virginia|
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Twelve dancers with the NYBDC performed as part of the festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Social and Comic dances of the era reconstructed by Caroline Copeland and Catherine Turocy as well as Ken Pierce, Ani Udovicki, Rachel List and creative contributions from Olsi Gjeci were performed four times a day for three consecutive days.
Despite the heat and sun, the dancers did a tremendous job with the aid of Ken and Rowena Copeland (yes, Caroline's parents!) supplying food and water. Our only regret is that the dancers could not get roundtrip passage on one of the ships instead of flying by plane.
A big thank you to dancers Caroline Copeland, Marisa Clementi, Carly Fox, Rachel List, Amanda Salituro, Ani Udovicki, Terence Duncan, Junichi Fukuda, Olsi Gjeci, Ken Pierce, Seth Williams and Gregory Youdan. A special thanks to James Richman (conductor) and the Dallas Bach Society for providing our music.
Olsi, Rachel, Ani and Ken
Caroline, Seth, Carly, Greg, Amanda, Junichi, Marisa and Terry. We are so happy with Marie Anne Chiment's new costumes for the men!