Above: Holly Curran and Traci Finch rehearsing for New Chamber Ballet
Wednesday August 28th, 2013 - Miro Magloire, always one of the busiest people on the New York City dance scene, is busier than ever these days. Not only is he preparing for the upcoming performances of his New Chamber Ballet (September 6th & 7th at City Center Studios) but he is also creating five new works for the Austrian Cultural Forum's Moving Sounds Festival for a performance on September 20th, as well as looking ahead to New Chamber Ballet's tour to Germany.
For the Moving Sounds Festival, New Chamber Ballet will team up with the Argento Chamber Ensemble for a program of five new ballets - and a revival - to music by contemporary Austrian and American composers. A world premiere collaboration with composer Michel Galante, a new work to a new score by composer Nina C. Young, and new creations to scores by Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Arthur Kampela will be featured. The program - which will also include a revival of Miro's ECHOES to music by Anton Webern - takes place at the Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center, 321 East 73rd Street, NYC on September 20th. Visit the Festival's page here.
I stopped in at Ballet Hispanico today where Miro and his dancers - Elizabeth Brown, Sarah Atkins, Holly Curran, Amber Neff and Traci Finch - were working on some of the new rep. Composer Nina C Young dropped by to see the piece Miro is creating to her score.
Here are some photos I took of the new works in rehearsal:
Ellizabeth Brown and Amber Neff
Traci Finch and Holly Curran
Holly Curran, Amber Neff
The final half-hour of the rehearsal time was devoted to Amber Neff working on the solo IN A SIMPLE BLACK DRESS, one of my favorites among Miro's ever-expanding repertoire of intimate ballets. Here are some images of Amber rehearsing this solo: