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The Night - A Ballet By Miro Magloire

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New Chamber Ballet presents The Night, a 65-minute ballet with live music, choreographed by Miro Magloire to music by Wolfgang Rihm, as part of the Strange Scenes Festival, a two-month long survey of the composer’s music by several New York-based groups.

Raw emotions, a sense of risk, stormy and piercing gestures: in its time, ‘Romantic’ music was far from the cliché sweetness that we know today. It had a dangerous, subversive quality that today fuels the imagination of composer Wolfgang Rihm, one of our time’s most important musicians.

The mystery and sensual promise of darkness was a favorite device of ‘Romantic’ art, and in The Night it provides the setting for an otherworldly hour of fluid dancing, gravity-defying partnering, moments of breathless stillness, and unrestrained motion, choreographed by Miro Magloire in his trademark up-close, in-the-round style.

The Night begins with Rihm’s languid violin solo Über Die Linie VII, an ecstatic celebration of melodic expression danced by three dancers. Next, tensions rise in a quartet set to a temperamental duet for piano and violin, Phantom Und Eskapade. The climax is a poignant solo to Rihms’ stormy, extravagant violin sonata. The calm final section (set to the ultra-sparse Antlitz) brings the ballet to a hypnotic end.

The Night is the opening event of Strange Scenes, a two-month long festival celebrating the music of Wolfgang Rihm, jointly presented by New Chamber Ballet, the Mivos Quartet, the Ekmeles vocal ensemble, the Loewenberg Trio and select musical soloists, with the support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

With this performance New Chamber Ballet also begins a year-long celebration of its 15th anniversary.

Performers include the dancers Anabel Alpert, Amber Neff, Megan Foley, Rachele Perla, and Madeleine Williams; as well as Doori Na (violin) and Melody Fader (piano).

"It's heartening to see work so focused on the meeting of dance and music." -Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

The creation of The Night was supported in part by the Amphion Foundation.

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