"Wild Swans", "Don't Tread on Me or My String Quartet", "SI-8 and SI-9", "Exit Wounds...And Then They Come Home", "Arranged", "Allegro con Brio", "Sur"
Chamber Dance Project
New York, NY
August 6, 2015
by Mary Cargill
copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill
The Chamber Dance Project, directed by Diane Coburn Bruning, iw a small dance company with a strong musical component. "Chamber" refers to the music as well as the dancers, and the four musicians, two violins, a viola and a cello played on stage for each dance and had two musical interludes on their own, "Don't Tread on Me or My String Quartet" by Russell Peck and "Allegro Con Brio", a violin duet by Prokofiev. This emphasis on live music gave the Joyce audience a rare chance to savor dance without tape, but the music, bound by the four stringed instruments playing rather spiky music, lacked variety.
Luz San Miguel and Davit Hovhannisyan in "Wild Swans". Photo © Eduardo Patino.