[HouTango-L] Dance Salad Festival features Tango April 17-20
A. Lester Buck III
buck at compact.com
Fri Apr 18 17:01:21 UTC 2014
I work with Dance Salad Festival, one of the major contemporary
ballet festivals in the USA. This year we are presenting a major
tango production of Sadler's Wells, London, UK by renown European
choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui! We would greatly appreciate
your help in forwarding our eblast to your tango contacts. Thank
you so so much! We would love to see you at the Wortham!
WHAT: Sadler's Wells Production of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Embrace
(curated version of m¡longa), as part of Dance Salad Festival.
WHEN: April 17, 18 and 19, 2014. 7:30PM
WHERE: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center.
Buy Tickets ($20 - $50) at www.dancesalad.org
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, one of DSF's favorite choreographers,
is coming with a unique visit to create a special variation of
m¡longa and turn it into his newly named work, Embrace (curated
version of m¡longa), with ten tango dancers, from Buenos Aires
including two world tango champions, contemporary dancers and
five tango musicians from Argentina.
And while in Houston Cherkaoui will participate in the Festival's
free kick-off event:
WHAT: DSF's Choreographers' Forum,
WHEN: April 16, 7 PM
WHERE: Brown Auditorium, Caroline Wiess Law Building of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston.
Free Admission and Reception will follow.
Cherkaoui is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s most
exciting choreographers and is renowned for more than 20 of his
ground-breaking and critically revered productions including
collaborations with Joe Wright in his film Anna Karenina, Cirque
du Soleil, Paris Opera Ballet, La Scalla, Dutch National Ballet,
and Sadler's Wells productions of Zero Degrees with Akram Khan,
Sutra with Shaolin Monks, Dunes with Marie Pages and TEZUKA.
Curated sections of Cherkaoui’s Myth and Origin came to DSF in
2009 with live music by Ensemble Micrologus, an Italian Medieval
and Renaissance instrumental and vocal group. In 2010, Loin
was danced by the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genéve. Also,
in 2011 DSF presented Larbi's Faun, produced by Larbi's company
Eastman and danced by award winning Daniel Proietto and Daisy
Phillips. A very special version of Larbi’s PUZ/ZLE, which was
named Petrus (out of PUZ/ZLE), was created specifically for Dance
Salad Festival and premiered in Houston with live music performed
by internationally famous Lebanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage,
Japanese flutist and drummer Kazunari Abe, contemporary violinist
Olga Wojciechowska and Japanese koto player Tsubasa Hori in 2013.
Sadler's Wells Production of Sidi Larbi's Embrace (curated version
of m¡longa), will be presented in DSF on all three nights,
April 17, 18 and 19, 7:30 PM!
Other performances in the Festival are:
EIGHT USA PREMIERES*
Photos of the participants are posted and more to come!
Visit our gallery of 2014 Participants.
USA PREMIERES are marked with *
1. Paris Opéra Ballet's Étoiles, Manuel Legris (now a Director
of the Wiener Staatsballett, Austria) and Laetitia Pujol will
perform a featured Pas de Deux from Sylvia by John Neumeier and
Le Parc by Angelin Preljocaj.
2. A Sadler’s Wells Production, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Embrace
(curated version of m¡longa)*, London, UK, will come to Dance
Salad Festival with live music! It will be performed by tango
dancers from Buenos Aires, including two tango world champions
and contemporary dancers.
3. Beijing Dance/LDTX, China, with its 4th appearance in Dance
Salad Festival 2014, LDTX will perform curated versions of Treading
on Grass* and Sorrowful Song* by choreographers Li Hanzhong and
4. Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark is coming with a
section from a classical burlesque ballet The Kermesse in Brugge
created by August Bournonville and Traditional*, winner of the
Erik Bruhn Competition in Montreal, Canada by Brazilian born
choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira.
5. Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, Norway will bring USA debut
of Cygne* choreographed by Daniel Proietto, set to music by Olga
Wojciechowska, accompanied by a live solo performance by a boy
soprano, Andreas J. Augustinius.
6. Weisbaden Staatstheater Ballet, Germany will bring featured Pas
de Deux from Stephan Thoss's recently premiered Loops and Lines*
set to music by John Adams and Steve Reich.
7. Elephant in the Black Box (EBB), Madrid, Spain, founded by
Jean-Philippe Dury, former Paris Opera Ballet soloist and former
Principal Dancer of Compania Nacional de Danza will present
Remanso by Nacho Duato and Dury's own CEL Black Days*.
8. Contemporary Dragon KungFu, Beijing, China, will debut in the
USA with its signature work Gateway* by Liu, Lu. The company was
established by the internationally renowned super kungfu star
Jackie Chan. Liu Lu trained these kungfu artists in contemporary
dance for a year in order to create the choreography Gateway.
PR/Assistant to the Director, Dance Salad Festival
-APRIL 16, 7 PM-Choreographer's Forum at MFAH, featuring renown choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui!
-APRIL 17, 18 and 19, 2014 - DSF Performances @Cullen Theater, Wortham Center.
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