Spring 2014

Dance Brazil

When: Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Tao:
Phoenix Rising

When: Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

The Muir String Quartet

When: Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Dance Brazil is a unique fusion of live Afro-Brazilian music, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a traditional dance/martial arts form that originated in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. The New York Times calls the beauty and style of these dancers "...a treat to the senses."

Athletic bodies and striking costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. The performers each bring a nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another as a gymnast and yet another as a composer.

The program is scheduled to include Haydn, String Quartet No.32 in C Major, The Bird, Op.33, No.3; Kreisler, String Quartet in A Minor; and Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.4 in E Minor, Op.44, No.2

Duo-Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia

When: Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet

When: Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Identical twins, John and Richard Contiguglia have collaborated as a piano duo since the age of five.  They will perform "A Four-Hand Tribute to Schubert." which is scheduled to include Allegro in A minor, Op.144, Lebensstürme; Variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op.35 (D813); and Fantasie in F minor, Op.103 (D940)

Under Alonzo King's visionary direction, this San Francisco-based company is highly trained in ballet, yet performs with the speed and energy that belong to the 21st century. King explores the possibilities of movement from a global perspective, renewing and transcending traditional ballet.

Page last updated: Jan. 6, 2014