New Chamber Ballet concludes its 2016/17 season with a program of five ballets by Miro Magloire including two world premieres, with live music on violin and piano, on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11 at 8pm, at City Center's Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10019. Members of the CFW community can use the code CFW22 when purchasing tickets for a $7 discount off of the $29 general admission fee. Students and seniors pay $16. For tickets, visit www.smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444.
A highlight of the performance will be the revival of Friction, a dramatic duet created in 2015 as part of an artist residency at the Center for Faith and Work, New York City, and set to Richard Carrick's In Flow for solo violin. "The dance draws on motifs of friction from the dancers' feet upon the floor, from the dancers' body contact with one another, and from the application of bow to strings of [the] violin." (Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove)
An untitled, meditative solo by Miro Magloire to John Cage's Cheap Imitation for violin will receive its world premiere, as will the completed version of Mozart, a quartet about loss and mourning set to Mozart's violin sonata in C Major.
The company will perform Leise, Leise, a Chekhovian family portrait set to Luciano Berio's Encores for solo piano. "The relationships between the three women are subtle and are unresolved as the piece ends quietly." (Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove)
The program is completed by Voicelessness, a duet set to music by Beat Furrer and featuring the company's signature partnering style. "A cool and dispassionate examination of shapes, full of complex lifts... It had a hypnotic fascination." (Mary Cargill, Dance View Times)
Performers include Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Kristine Butler, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff. The music will be played live by Doori Na (violin) and Melody Fader (piano).
"It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times