Boston Conservatory Dance Theater Presents "Three Modern
Masters" in the Bank of America Celebrity Series Boston Marquee
The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater will be part of the Bank of
America Celebrity Series Boston Marquee with a program of “Three
Modern Masters.” The program will feature Alwin Nikolais’
Tensile Involvement and Noumenon Mobilius, Martha Graham’s
Diversion of Angels, staged by former Graham dancer Yuriko, and
Murray Louis’ Four Brubeck Pieces.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2004 -- The Boston Conservatory
Dance Theater will be part of the Bank of America Celebrity Series
Boston Marquee with a program of “Three Modern Masters.” The
program will feature Alwin Nikolais’ Tensile Involvement and
Noumenon Mobilius, Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, staged by
former Graham dancer Yuriko, and Murray Louis’ Four Brubeck
Pieces. Performances take place at The Boston Conservatory Theater,
31 Hemenway Street in Boston, Feb. 17 – 19, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.,
with a matinee on Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m.* Tickets are $16 general
admission, $14 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Box Office:
Yuriko will return to The Boston Conservatory to stage Martha
Graham’s 1948 work Diversion of Angels. Yuriko, who celebrates her
85th birthday in Feb. 2005, was a long-time principal dancer in the
Martha Graham Company. Last year, she worked with The Boston
Conservatory Dance Theater to stage Graham’s Primitive Mysteries,
which marked the first time the piece had been performed by any
company other than Graham’s. In 2000, Boston Conservatory Dance
Theater’s performance of Appalachian Spring, marked the first time
that any student company had been allowed to stage a Graham work.
Diversion of Angels will be accompanied by The Boston Conservatory
Tensile Involvement and Noumenon Mobilius, both 1953 works of
Nikolais, are considered signature pieces. Originally choreographed
for three dancers, but now performed by eight, Tensile Involvement
requires intense ensemble precision to achieve its kinetic energy.
The slightly earlier Noumenon Mobilius marked the beginning of
Nikolais’s abstract investigation. Two dancers are encased in
stretchy fabric to achieve a study in sculptural mobility. One of
the three dancers that Noumenon Mobilius was originally
choreographed for was Murray Louis, whose jubilant Four Brubeck
Pieces closes the show. Boston Magazine described The Boston
Conservatory's 2002 production of Murray Louis' Four Brubeck Pieces
as "high -octane dancers careening...through a mélange of
moods with uncanny finesse...exuberance at the breaking point,"
and named the company “Best of Boston.” The Nikolais and Louis
works will be staged by Alberto del Saz, Artistic Director and
Repertory Director of the Nikolais-Louis Foundation for Dance, Inc.
The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater performs under the artistic
direction of Yasuko Tokunaga, and presents masterpieces and new
works in both ballet and modern dance. It was named the Best of
Boston by Boston Magazine 2002.
The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists
for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known
for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, the
Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate
programs in Music, Dance, Theater, and Music Education, and presents
over 200 performances each year by students, faculty, and guest
artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has
shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the
region, and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant
community of artists and educators.