French Dance Performers Compagnie f tes galantes Launches Bard SummerScape 2012 on July 6
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (PRWEB) Could 24, 2012
The ninth annual Bard SummerScape festival opens on Friday, July 6 at 8pm, with the American premiere of Let My Joy Remain (Que ma joie demeure) by Frances Compagnie f tes galantes. Described as a show where delight prevails over but dignity stays (Figaro), Let My Joy Remain brings a contemporary edge to Baroque dance, juxtaposing the surpassingly stylish choreography of B atrice Massin with the super songs of Baroque master J.S. Bach. Along with two additional performances, on Sunday, July 7 at 8pm and Sunday, July 8 at 3 pm, the opening night will happen in the Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Bard Colleges sensational Hudson River campus.
As in previous periods, SummerScape 2012 is keyed to the motif of the Bard New music Festivity, which this year commemorates Camille Saint-Sa ns and His Globe. Like the excellent French composer, Compagnie f tes galantes combines Gallic refinement with an honest involvement with the Baroque, being founded almost 20 years ago by revered choreographer and Baroque expert B atrice Massin. It was through her cooperation with pioneering dance historian Francine Lancelot at the Ris & Danceries company that Massin first established her terrific love affair with Baroque dance. Yet despite her command of the genre, Massins works are not meticulous historical reconstructions. Rather, they pursue to develop links between Baroque action and modern choreography, suffusing the terminology of 17th – and 18th-century dance with a thoroughly modern-day sensibility.
Massins numerous commissions feature the formal opening of Pariss Centre National de la Danse (2004), and musical partnerships consist of duration performance professionals Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, and William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, with whom f tes galantes collaborated on the Merchant-Ivory motion photo Jefferson in Paris (1995) and at New Yorks BAM last period, when the New York Times observed, Compagnie f tes galantes executed the abundant choreography by Francine Lancelot and B atrice Massin with a beauty that was consistently captivating.
Now Compagnie f tes galantes launches SummerScape 2012 with one of Massins most successful creations: Let My Joy Remain (2002), with which the business has currently travelled France, Belgium, Italy, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia, the dance showing a hit anywhere it goes (Le Monde). As Massin explains, she was drawn to Baroque dance by the motion, energy, and vitality of the periods sound, and she describes Let My Joy Remain as a discussion of satisfaction between sound and dance. Set to the timeless musics of J.S. Bach, the complicated architecture of its choreography reflects the unequaled intricacy and cohesion of his musical construction, as heard in excerpts from the Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 3, and 6, carried out by Heap Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and from Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata BWV78, recorded by Philippe Herreweghe and La Chapelle Royale.
Let My Delight Remain has motivated a huge selection of positive press. The Bangkok Post applauded Massins restrained but masterfully complex choreography; Le Monde identified the dance light, shimmering, complete of soft bubbles that are about to explode at any time, while, according to Le Figaro, the musicians act with nobility and self-control, without showing themselves too formal or too staid. Bachs sound is lively and the different quiet sequences have the specific same qualities. A program where joy dominates however dignity continues to be. With innovative costume design by Dominique Fabr gue, the atmospheric lighting design of R mis Nicolas, and Evelyne Ruberts fine technical management, Let My Delight Remain will exist at Bard in three performances (July 68).
A considerable dance performance has opened SummerScape each year because 2005; last period Finlands Tero Saarinen Company provided a magic that is hypnotic (Daily Gazette), and in 2010 the Trisha Brown Dance Company provoked the Star-Ledger to comment: If any sort of dance event is worth a fast run out of town, its this one.
Dance at Bard SummerScape 2012
Compagnie f tes galantes
Que ma joie demeure (Let My Joy Remain, 2002)
Choreographer: B atrice Massin
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 3, & 6
( Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Load Koopman)
J.S. Bach: Wir eilen (duo) from Cantata BWV78 (Jesu, der du meine Seele)
( La Chapelle Royale / Philippe Herreweghe)
Diane Soubeyre, Bruno Benne, Sarah Berreby, David Berring, Laura Brembilla, Olivier
Collin, Laurent Crespon, Damien Dreux, Adeline Lerme, and Gudrun Skamletz
Lighting design: R mis Nicolas
Fashion design: Dominique Fabr gue
Clothing design help: Laurence Alquier and Camille Hardy
Technical administration: Evelyne Rubert
July 6 * and 7 at 8 pm
July 8 * at 3 pm
Tickets: $ 25, $ 40, $ 45, $ 55
Round-trip transportation from Manhattan to Bard is readily available for these performances. The round-trip fare is $ 30 and bookings are required.
Round-trip shuttle between the MetroNorth train station in Poughkeepsie and Bard is readily available for this performance. The round-trip fare is $ 20 and reservations are called for.
Go to fishercenter.bard.edu/transportation for even more information.
SummerScape 2012: additional key performance dates by category
Bard Music Festival, Weekend One: Saint-Sa ns and His Globe: Paris and the Society of Cosmopolitanism (August 1012)
Bard Popular music Event, Weekend break Two: Saint-Sa ns and His Globe: Confronting Modernism (August 1719)
Round-trip coach transport from Manhattan to Bard is available on August 10, 12, 17, and 19, for certain Sosnoff Movie theater performances. Round-trip shuttle transportation between the MetroNorth train station in Poughkeepsie and Bard is additionally readily available for a couple of the performances. A fare will certainly be charged and bookings are required for coach and shuttle transport. Examine the website for routines and information.
Emmanuel Chabrier: The Master in Spite of Himself
Sosnoff Movie theater
July 27 * and August 3 at 7 p.m.
July 29 * and August 1 and 5 * at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $ 30, $ 60, $ 70, $ 90
Moli re: The Imaginary Invalid
July 13 *, 14 +, 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.
July 14, 15 *, 18, 21, and 22 * at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $ 45
Round-trip transport from Manhattan to Bard is offered for this performance. The round-trip fare is $ 30 and bookings are needed.
Round-trip shuttle between the MetroNorth train station in Poughkeepsie and Bard is readily available for this performance. The round-trip fare is $ 20 and reservations are needed. Shuttle service is available for all performances of the opera.
+ SummerScape Gala Perk dinner and post-performance party.
France and the Colonial Imagination
Thursdays and Sundays, July 12 August 12 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Ottaway Film Center
Tickets: $ 8
Cabaret, Household Fare, and SpiegelClub
Cabaret $ 25; Family Fare $ 15 ($ 5 for child under 18); SpiegelClub $ 5
Bard SummerScape Ticket Information
For tickets and more info on all SummerScape occasions, call the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-7900 or visit http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu. # # #