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A Dancer's Dream

A Dancer
April 19, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

TCA Presents: A Concert Broadcast of:

A DANCER'S DREAM

Two Works by Stravinsky
By New York Philharmonic


Doug Fitch will introduce the performance and will be available for discussion at the end.

This is a brilliant performance that will appeal to all ages. Doug Fitch director and designer for the production is non other that the son of Bob and Reta Fitch, local residents and supporters of the arts in Taos.Doug’s Talents are not new to Taos for he was the creative mind behind the collaborative production of The Prose of the Transiberien and of Little Jeanne of France by Blaise Cendrars with world premier music by Mathew Suttor of Yale University, played by the Taos Chamber Music Group. If you had the opportunity to experience that production you won’t want to miss A Dancer’s Dream. It was cited by one audience member as the best performance of any kind in the history of Taos!

A Dancer’s Dream is a multidisciplinary, theatrical re-imagining of Stravinsky’s ballets The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka, created by Giants are Small. It blends music with dance, live animation, pre-recorded video, puppetry and circus acts. A Dancer’s Dream blurs the lines between reality and imagination, audience and performers. Performed at Avery Fisher hall in 2013, you will feel yourself being transformed into a dream world through costume, sets, staging and filmmaking.

The New York Philharmonic brings Stravinsky’s ballet scores to life, and Giants Are Small whimsically blends music with ballet – choreographed by Karole Armitage - puppetry, video projection, circus, theater, and more to conjure a fantastical dream world where a passionate ballerina gets caught up in a blizzard, dodges jugglers, and spars with puppets. The production tells the story of a young woman, played by Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet Principal, and her dream of becoming a dancer. Entranced by the music, she is “kissed” by the passion to become an artist and drawn into the performance dancing to the complete score of The Fairy’s Kiss. By the second act she has completed here transformation into and artist, becoming Columbine in Petrushka

The production company Giants are Small was founded in 2007 by American director and visual artist Doug Fitch, Swiss filmmaker and producer Edouard Getaz, and multimedia entrepreneur Frederic Gumy. Giants Are Small has risen to become one of the most out-of-the-box and celebrated production companies in New
York. Collaborating with top orchestras and exceptional contemporary talents, Giants Are Small is known for its extraordinary range of genre bending productions, which capitalize on its signature fusion of theater, live filmmaking, music, and visual art.


The Philharmonic and conductor Alan Gilbert has previously collaborated with Doug Fitch, Edouard Getaz and their production company Giants Are Small. The first was Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in June 2010, critical success that was named the number one cultural event of the year by several news outlets. The second was in June 2011 for the acclaimed production of Janá?ek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which was also choreographed by Karole Armitage.

Get whisked away with us in this experience you won’t soon forget.

Saturday April 19, at 7:30 at the Taos Community Auditorium –145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Doug Fitch will introduce the performance and will be available for discussion at the end.

Tickets: General Admission $15, Member $12, Students $10
Reserve Tickets now by calling TCA at 758-2052

 


 

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Event Listings

August 2013

TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Abby Salsbury & Dean Pulver

August 27 - April 30, 2014
Location: Caffe Renato
Enjoy fine dining and the artwork of two Taos fine artists.
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ongoing since March 2014

Book of the Month - Gail Goodwin

March 14 - May 1, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery
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Journey: Photographs by Douglas M. Smith

March 14 - April 27, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Travel photography by long-time TCA supporter, Smith. Opening reception March 14, 5-7pm
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April 2014

A Dancer's Dream

April 19, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Inside Llewyn Davis

April 20, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Inside Llewyn Davis

April 21, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Inside Llewyn Davis

April 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino

April 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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The Met Live in HD: "Cosi fan tutte" Mozart

April 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Gretchen Ewert

April 29, 2014 4:00 PM
Location: Caffe Renato
Save the Date: Opening Reception - May 9th - 5-7pm

May 2014

Paintings by Hugh Gibson

May 2 - June 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent works on canvas. Opening reception May 2, 5-7pm

Give Grande New Mexico -A Dynamic 24-hour State Wide Fundraising Event

May 6, 2014
Location: On -line
Support the TCA - Your partner in building the community of Taos as a "Hub for the Arts"
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The Met Live in HD: "La Cenerentola" Rossini

May 31, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
DATE CHANGE
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June 2014

Met Encore Series: Verdi’s Rigoletto

June 18, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Verdi’s Rigoletto (originally transmitted on February 16, 2013)
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Met Encore Series: Puccini’s La Rondine

June 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Puccini’s La Rondine (originally transmitted January 10, 2009)
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Paintings by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27, 2014 8:31 AM
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm

July 2014

Met Encore Series: Verdi’s Otello

July 9, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Verdi’s Otello (originally transmitted October 27, 2012)
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Met Encore Series: The Enchanted Island

July 16, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The Enchanted Island (originally transmitted January 21, 2012)
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September 2014

Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Forty-plus artists create works of art in a 3-hour period then the art is auctioned in the Encore Gallery.
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November 2014

6th Annual Juried Self Portrait Show

November 21 - January 18, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
This popular exhibitit features works in all medium by local artists. Opening Nov 21, 5-7pm

January 2015

3rd Annual TCA Members Open

January 23 - March 1, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
A great chance to see the breadth of art in Taos. All medium. Over 50 artists. Opening Jan 23, 5-7pm

March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 6 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent photography by Taos artist Zimmerman, Opening March 6, 5-7pm