Saturday, October 17, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Lacaze/Shapiro]

Fenouillet I
Music: Sophie Lacaze
Dance: Laura Shapiro

Sophie Lacaze, born in France, studied composition with Franco Donatoni and Ennio Morricone in Italy and attended Pierre Boulezâs courses at the College de France. Her compositions range from tape solo to orchestral music, and are performed in festivals worldwide. Sophie Lacaze has developed an aesthetic that takes current research into account while looking restore music to its primary functions of ritual, incantation, dance, and links with nature. Fenouillet I is an acousmatic work based on sounds gathered on excavations in Fenouillet Castle in France. The sounds÷including wheelbarrows and trowels÷are organized in rhythms of dances.

Laura Shapiro is a NYC-based choreographer/performer who has collaborated with many new music and jazz composer/performers. Listening to Feuillet Castle and its progression from slow to very fast tempo, she decided that the dance would begin with very quick movements and progress to very slow ones. Then she added simple geometric concepts to structure the spacing and shaping of the movement, and built the piece from these forms. Many thanks to Colleen, Ingrid and Pedro, the three, one-of-a-kind performers who, individually and together, provide the energy and character that brings the piece to life. Thanks also to Pascal, Jeramy and Rob.
Dancers: Colleen Cintron, Pedro Jimenez, and Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz

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