I am honored to have many amazing collaborators to perform with for my final DMA recital. Collaborators include:
dancer Kimberly Young
composer Stephan Moore
oboist Cindy Behmer
soprano Stella Markou
mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais
pianist Tannis Gibson
Program includes music by Bach, Schubert, Britten and Beaser.
I will also play the premiere of Stephan Moore’s Distance Between with Kimberly Young (dancer) and Stephan Moore (computer).
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4pm in UA’s Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.
I have just spent several days rehearsing with dancer Kimberly Young and composer Stephan Moore in preparation for the upcoming premiere of Stephan’s Distance Between for dancer, piano and computer. The premiere will occur as a part of a program I will perform (with many other collaborators) on April 1 in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre at The University of Arizona.
I played a Bach transcription for Chance D. Muehleck’s short film “Sponge,” which receives its premiere screening on Feb. 14 at Anthology Film Archives in NYC.
I am delighted and privileged to perform with hornist Daniel Katzen (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008) three times in the next two weeks; tomorrow at the Musical Instrument Museum, 1/24 at the Arizona Senior Academy and 1/25 in Crowder Hall, UA School of Music.
I have updated a few sections and made some minor edits; please feel free to have a look around!
Cool day today here in Tucson; it rained most of the day. Chili and cornbread was just the thing for dinner. November has always been my favorite month, and today was a reminder of why.
I have updated everything and have added media samples.
Filament festival at EMPAC, Troy, NY, Oct 1-3 2010
Choreographer and director: Yanira Castro
Dancers: Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright, Kimberly Young
Musicians: Michael Dauphinais (piano) and Stephan Moore (computer)
Lighting and set design: Roderick Murray
Wilderness unfolds in a dark field that contains audience and performers. In this site-adaptive work, choreographer and director Yanira Castro contemplates wilderness as a minimal and stark environment—a barren desert or the surface of a lake – where action is brought into high relief. The dance begins with a stark and emotional solo by an older man, and a quartet of dancers emerges to perform a virtuosic dance that transforms the terrain. Viewers are implicated in the performance ecosystem as their behavior influences the sound and movement.