Archive for the Danza category
This book, fruit of the international congress “The choreological discipline in Europe: problems and perspectives”, brings together the presentations made by specialists in choreology related to the problems of discourse, terminology and theory surrounding dance historiography and research.
As part of the festival-agora “Utopia Exotica”, organized by IRCAM at the Pompidou Centre in París, on 14 June Hèctor Parra premieres his latest work Tentatives de Réalité, commissioned by IRCAM. The work is for cello and electronic music controlled by gesture capture, featuring the cellist Pierre Strauch, with the digital support of Thomas Goepfer and Benoît Meudic. Tentatives de Réalité forms part of one of Ircam’s most important current projects which seeks a change of paradigm in the interaction between the interpreter and electronics in live performance, with the aim of attained a more organic, rich and stimulating relation for the musician. More information at: http://www.ircam.fr/82.html?date=20070614&event=536
Meanwhile, on Tuesday 12 June, Le Jeune Ballet of the CNSMD of Lyon stages the ballet L’Aube Assaillie, with music by Hèctor Parra also for cello and electronics, at IRCAM’s Espace de Projection in Paris. This is the third season that the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon has collaborated with IRCAM, an arrangement that has proved very fruitful. The choreography of L’Aube Assaillie is by Frédéric Lescure. The cellist Amandine Lefèvre performs. More information at: http://www.ircam.fr/82.html?event=535
On the 28th of May the ORCAM will perform Escenas de Castor y Pollux, by Santiago Lanchares in the Auditori Nacional de Madrid. Under the baton of Gloria Isabel Ramos, this concert presents three scenes originally belonging with the fourteen that made up his ballet for piano and percussion, based on two Greek myths, the twin children of Leda and Zeus. This is the second symphonic work premiered this year. Not so long ago Apertura was specially commissioned for the inauguration of the Auditori de Valladolid, and was performed on the 13th of April.
Dedicated to the Indonesian pianist Ananda Sukarlan, Jesús Rueda has titled this sonata with a term used in the island of Java to describe the dances with which the inhabitants enter a state of trance as a means of purification.
The prestigious German label Deutsche Grammophon has released the Spanish composer Emilio Aragón’s ballet Blancanieves on a DVD featuring the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS) with Tamara Rojo, prima ballerina of the London’s Royal Ballet.
The work premiered at the Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao on 4th November 2005. Both the libretto and the choreography are by BOS’ artistic director Ricardo Cué. This is the first DVD in a collection by Planeta Agostini “Lo mejor del ballet”.
Just as the OBC (Orchestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya) rediscovers Ferran Sor’s overture for the tragedy La Elvira Portuguesa, this coming weekend the Spanish National Orchestra under principal conductor Josep Pons performs another of the composer’s forgotten orchestral works: the overture from the ballet Hercule et Omphale. The performances are 31 March and 1 and 2 April at the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid. Among other ballets by Sor, the Tritó catalogue offers the score for the overture from Alphonse et Léonor.
The Catalan orchestra OBC, having featured his Overture from the ballet Cendrillon in their previous season, once again include such a piece by the Barcelona composer Ferran Sor on their programme. La Elvira Portuguesa is a tragedy from 1804 written by Zavala y Zamora of which only Sor’s score has been conserved. The concert dates are 24, 25, 26 and 28 March at the Auditori de Barcelona.
On the first of October, the 20th Alicante International Contemporary Music Festival presented the play Comedia (moments from “La vida es sueño” by Calderón de la Barca), with music by David del Puerto.
(Casino, Alicante, 1 October 2004, 6pm)
Meanwhile, in September David del Puerto’s two works for piano Alio modo and Rejoice were performed by Alberto Rosado in Chile.