Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30 pm: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, NYC

Co-Presented by LMCC, Pace University, VisionIntoArt and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company as part of the River To River Festival 2013

Commissioning support for VIA generously provided by Melville “Mickey” & Leila Straus

Immerse yourself in Capture/Release, an evening of five newly composed works, including three world premieres, with Lar Lubovitch and his critically acclaimed Dance Company, in honor of his 45th Anniversary with the Company and his 50th year in dance. Featuring live performances by Ransom Wilson’s acclaimed group, Le Train Bleu, with special guests: vocalist Helga Davis, violinist Cornelius Dufallo, Ian David Rosenbaum, marimba, percussionist Pablo Rieppi, and Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

As Sleep Befell is a world premiere dance with music by composer Paola Prestini and choreography by Lar Lubovitch (choreography commissioned by VisionIntoAart). The dance features vocalist Helga Davis, Cornelius Dufallo, Pablo Rieppi, and Jeffrey Zeigler with a large ensemble, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. As Sleep Befell is inspired by the adhan, both a Middle Eastern call to prayer sung by muezzin to summon people to the mosque and a song that Islamic fathers sing to their newborns.

LIgNEouS 1 for Marimba and String Quartet by composer Andy Akiho and featuring David Ian Rosenbaum on marimba, re-imagines the marimba through a woody assemblage of no-headed mallets. Described by the The New York Times as “mold-breaking” and “vital,” this quartet is not to be missed.

Lar Lubovitch’s Crisis Variations with music by composer Yevgeniy Sharlat is an award-winning and chillingly psychological work that the choreographer describes as an “action painting.”

Capture/Release is a new work and world premiere commissioned by VisionIntoArt for the River To River Festival. Composed by Daniel Wohl, this work explores the concept of music captured and dance released.

Listen, Quiet is a world premiere dance with music by composer Paola Prestini and choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska (choreography commissioned by VisionIntoArt). The dance features Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, percussionist Pablo Rieppi, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. This work consists of two parts. Listen uses pre-recorded private conversations between a friend and an artist. Through their recorded dialogue, it is slowly revealed that the cyclical nature of emotional pain and organic elements of nature mirror the cyclical happenings of everyday life. The voices, combined with the cellist as narrator and percussionist as the driving life force, journey through a frenzied soundscape to the calm quietude of their surroundings. Quiet is a mother’s hymn of childhood memories. The piece tells a story of magic and the memories that shape us.

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The company also acknowledges the generous support of the Little One Foundation, McMullan Family Fund, O’Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Shubert Foundation, A. Woodner Fund, Harkness Foundation for Dance and numerous additional generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The company would like to acknowledge the generous support from Ronald E. Creamer Jr. towards The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company for this evening’s performance.

The annual River To River Festival is produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Founding Partners Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority, and South Street Seaport.

LMCC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture since 1973, presenting cultural events in Manhattan, advocating for artists and the arts, and working in partnerships to improve the quality of life for the New York City’s workers, residents, and visitors.

River To River is made possible with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York, American Express, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, HUD, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield World Trade Center, and in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as other underwriters.

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Paola Prestini’s As Sleep Befell, choreographed by Lar Lubovtich

Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS 1 for Marimba and String Quartet

Daniel Wohl’s World Premiere of Capture/Release

Special Performance by Helga Davis, WANNAFor Lar