Wednesday / November 15, 2017 / 8 p.m.
Pam Tanowitz Dance
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
New Work for Goldberg Variations
In New Work for Goldberg Variations, pianist Simone Dinnerstein brings her nuanced understanding of J.S. Bach’s ambitious keyboard series together with rule-breaking choreographer Pam Tanowitz’s witty and unflinchingly post-modern abstractions of classical and popular dance forms. Deconstructing formal and traditional movement vocabularies, New Work for Goldberg Variations converses with Bach’s iconic score in a delightful interplay of rhythm, style, and idiosyncrasy, demonstrating the rich emotional world lying beneath the poised surface of the Goldbergs’ musical architecture. Dinnerstein, whose chart-topping recording of the Bach is the definitive version of her generation, performs the demanding score live.
Free pre-show talk by visual artist Paul Deery, whose own explorations into Bach’s Goldberg Variations yielded a series of striking paintings, in Room 108 at 7 p.m.
Program: New Work for Goldberg Variations (2017), set to J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed live by Simone Dinnerstein, choreography by Pam Tanowitz
Tickets: $25 (just $6 for students with ID)
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The presentation of New Work for Goldberg Variations by Pam Tanowitz Dance is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.