We are very excited to announce our latest project; Music In Motion, a collaboration with the kerPlunk Dance Company. Click to watch the promotional video below.
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2011
Contact: Katherine Richardson, kerPlunk danceArtistic Director & Choreographer
40-15 61st Street, APT Katherine@kerplunkdance.com
Woodside, NY 11377
Atlantic Brass Quintet
Music In Motion
Presented by the Atlantic Brass Quintet and kerPlunk dance
In a new artistic partnership between the virtuosic Atlantic Brass Quintet and the athletically charged kerPlunk dance, ABQ and kerPlunk are a force to be reckoned with in this highly anticipated live presentation of dance and brass, Music In Motion, Directed and Choreographed by Katherine Richardson.
Celebrating their twenty-fifth year, the Atlantic Brass Quintet is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest brass ensembles. This award-winning quintet is known for their colorful interpretations of brass chamber music, both new and old. Performing along side the Atlantic Brass Quintet will be kerPlunk dance, an all-female ensemble headed by Artistic Director Katherine Richardson. kerPlunk will be performing four new and original works for this program, including a choreographed version of Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta.
The program follows two tracks, in which spirited music is matched by the dancers’ mapping of a contoured world, brought to life through invigorating partnering, cascading ensemble work, and intimate stillness. First, an homage to the Baroque, drawing music from a dance suite by Giovanni Bassano, one of the most important early Baroque instrumental composers; the towering figure, J.S. Bach; and Igor Stravinksy’s Pulcinella, a modern homage to Bach’s contemporary, Giovanni Pergolesi. The second track focuses on Eastern Europe, bringing together Kodály’s adaptations of beloved Hungarian folk dances in his Dances of Galánta, and the Atlantic Brass Quintet’s adaptations of traditional brass music from the Balkans, a fascinating, dizzyingly virtuosic, and passionate music influenced by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.
J.S. BACH: Selections from Well-Tempered Clavier (arr. Hanzlik)
GIOVANNI BASSANO: Dance Suite: Pavans & Galliards (ed. Hanzlik)
ZOLTAN KODALY: Dances of Galánta (arr. Luke)
IGOR STAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite (arr. Luke)
THE BALKANS (arr. Albright/Hanzlik)
*For booking inquiries please contact: Katherine Richardson