Jun 25 7:30pm

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Dance, Music
Co-presented with Pace University
Produced by VisionIntoArt and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Immerse yourself in Capture/Release, an evening of five newly composed works, including one music and two dance 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, percussionist Pablo Rieppi, Ian David Rosenbaum, marimba, 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 marimba player Ian David Rosenbaum, 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.

Composers: Andy Akiho, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Paola Prestini, Daniel Wohl

Choreographers: Lar Lubovitch, Katarzyna Skarpetowska

Conductor: Ransom Wilson

Special Guests: Helga Davis, vocalist; Cornelius Dufallo, violin; Pablo Rieppi, percussionist; Jeffrey Zeigler, cellist

Dancers: Jonathan E. Alsberry, Anthony Bocconi, Nicole Corea, Reed Luplau, Brian McGinnis, Laura Rutledge, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jamal White

Designers: S. Katy Tucker, Projection Design; Bruce Steinberg, Lighting Design; Garth MacAleavey, Sound Design; Michael Givey, Technical Director


The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968 and is now celebrating its 45th anniversary with a national tour as well as a two-week season at the Joyce Theater (October 8-20, 2013). The company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost modern dance companies, having performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 40 foreign countries.

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Le Train Bleu is a new musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities.

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For information about the EX-SITU Series curated by Paola Prestini as part of the 2013 River To River Festival visit the Paola Prestini project page


VisionIntoArt (VIA) is an interdisciplinary arts production company that commissions, develops, and premieres new music work by emerging and established composers and their collaborators. With the founding belief that collaboration fosters artistic innovation, VIA supports music-centered multimedia projects with music, film, theatre, dance, and visual artists, and provides artist-driven opportunities to develop and present contemporary work.

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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.

VisionIntoArt is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and would like to acknowledge the generous support from Melville “Mickey” and Leila Straus for commissioning this event.

Capture/Release is co-presented by LMCC and Pace University as part of the River To River Festival 2013. Capture/Release was developed during an LMCC artist residency in 2013. /