Malashock Dance and Art of Élan presents "High Strung"

Showing:

 May 31 - June 2, 2019

Where:

 Lyceum Stage

About the Show

HIGH STRUNG is a unique fusing of dance and music, featuring the highly acclaimed Malashock Dance Company and Art of Élan's recently announced Ensemble-in-Residence, the Kontras Quartet from Chicago.

The program consists of three works, all performed with the Kontras Quartet on stage with the dancers.

The show begins with After Dust, a sleek and architectural dance about working together to build something unique. The stunningly beautiful music is by Mary Ellen Childs and Osvaldo Golijov.

Next is Intimate Letters, set to the highly dramatic and emotional 2nd String Quartet by Leos Janacek. Intimate Letters draws on Janacek's own motivation to write the piece - his obsession with the object of his unrequited love, to whom he wrote over 700 letters during the final 10 years of his life.

The final piece, Unbridled, is set to Dvorak's exuberant "American" String Quartet. In keeping with Art of Élan's season theme, Ways of Listening, Unbridled will experiment with shifting the 'context' of how Malashock's choreography will be experienced. Audiences will come away with surprising insight into the unique relationship between dance and music.

 
 
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