Monday, September 14, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Hinds/Tierstein]

Morning Song
Music: Stuart Hinds
Dance: Alice Tierstein

Stuart Hinds is a composer, teacher and overtone singer possessing a unique ability to produce two discreet melodies at the same time. He has been commissioned to compose several new works for chorus with overtone singing, with a premiere performance in Prague in September of 2004. Hinds sings truly contrapuntal music where the fundamental line moves with complete freedom while the overtone line conforms to the natural harmonics of the sounding fundamental. Both parts move with a high level of independence. A Swedish reviewer called his work an example of "true and uncorrupted artistry."

Alice Teirstein,dance educator, choreographer and dancer, directs the dance program at the Fieldston School in the Bronx, She is founding director of Young Dancemakers Company, a free, funded summer ensemble of New York City teens, selected annually from public schools throughout the boroughs, creating their own work and performing it city-wide, in free touring concerts. She has created and performed in works produced at major concert dance venues in and out of New York, including Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Joyce Soho, Jacobs Pillow, The Yard in Marthaâs Vineyard, and in NYC parks with grant awards from NYSCA and DCA. She is a choreographer and movement consultant for the Pearl Theatre Company, NYC. She has performed with the companies of Stephan Koplowitz, Janis Brenner, Jody Oberfelder, Claire Porter and others, has choreographed and performed duets with Stuart Hodes, to press acclaim, and danced with Gus Solomons, jr. in his choreography.

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