Steve Reich & Terry Riley - Six Pianos / Keyboard Study #1
ProgramAmerican Ballet TheatreJulie Kent, Susan JaffeAngel Corella, Ethan StiefelGriff Braun, Keith RobertsOksana Konobeyeva, Ekaterina ShelkanovaMaxim Belotserkovsky, Marcelo Gomes, Giuseppe Picone, Sean StewartI. Kent, CorellaII. Jaffe, StiefelIII. Roberts, Braun with Jaffe, Kent, Stiefel, Corella and Konobeyeva, Shelkanova, Belotserkovsky, Picone, Gomes, StewartConductor: Ermannio Florio Ballet Mistress: Stacy Caddell Costumes Executed By Barbara MateraFrom original program: "This ballet is dedicated to the memory of Bob Patino. The choreogrpaher wishes to thank Stacy Caddell, Alexander Kølpin, Kelly Cass and Tom Gold for their contribution." DescriptionKnown By Heart is a compilation of three dances that, when performed together, presents a broad spectrum of music and movement. The opening duet, set to Mozart’s “Danse Allemande,” is a display of counterpoint, infused with folk and social dance references.Junk Duet makes up the second section. Donald “The Junkman” Knaack’s percussive score, played entirely on recycled materials, is an abrupt departure from the Mozart.The third section is set to Steve Reich's minimalist composition “Six Pianos.” Two men perform in mirrored unison; their duet forms the bass line on which the other dancers enter and exit in variations of earlier material. PhotosVideoMusicDanse Allemande Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Transcribed by Robert E. Fertitta Orchestration reconstructed by Anthony SbordoniJunk Music Written and performed by Donald Knaack Six Pianos Composed by Steve Reich Published by Hendon Music Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes companySix Pianos By Steve ReichPerformance HistoryPremiere performance Additional performances on November 5 & 7-8, 1998
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