Dance Gala 2022
Three years after my last appearance on the Hancher stage, I am thrilled to take part in a new Dance Gala production.
Choreographer Armando Duarte invited composer Ramin Roshandel to write a new piece for his dance work. The result combines electronic and acoustic sounds. The musicians are:
- Nicole Esposito, flute
- Benjamin Coelho, bassoon
- Ramin Roshandel, live electronics
- M Denney, live electronics
- Jean-François Charles, live electronics
Armando Duarte introduces the piece Espaldar:
Espaldar translates from Portuguese to English as “the back of a chair.” Inspired by images from late 1940s, and based on personal stories, Espaldar is a self-reflection to where we are at this moment in humanity... a contemplation on the significance of individuals interacting within each other in a secluded environment under strenuous external circumstances.
The cast is a wonderful group of eight dancers. I hope you can make it to one of the shows: Friday, Nov 11 and Saturday, Nov 12, 8pm, Hancher Auditorium.