June 2: New York and Dance of the Month
Painter Ambroise Dubois, Tancredi e Clorinda
June 8 and 10: Houston, performing Monteverdi with Ars Lyrica Link to Ars Lyrica Website:http://www.arslyricahouston.org/concert_5_12.htm
Catherine Turocy has been commissioned to create stage direction and choreography for Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda and the sung ballet,Ballo delle Ingrate by Claudio Monteverdi. Joined by five dancers of the New York Baroque Dance Company in this collaboration with Ars Lyrica conducted by Artistic Director, Matthew Dirst, these works take us from heaven to hell and back again, with musical imagery that still surprises, even after four hundred years!
June 8, 9 and 10: Norfolk with a Salute to 1812
NYBDC will be performing as part of the festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Social and Comic dances of the era reconstructed by Caroline Copeland and Catherine Turocy as well as Ken Pierce, Ani Udovicki, Rachel List and creative contributions from Olsi Gjeci promise to make this an entertainment for the whole family. Come see the Tall Ships, learn about the War of 1812 and experience our heritage in music and dance.
June 9: Sanssouci and Happy Birthday Frederick the Great!
Commissioned especially for Frederick the Great’s 300th birthday at Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany, Catherine Turocy has created a comic pantomime to the music of Carl Heinrich Graun’s
“Pygmalion and his statue” from Adriano in Siria (Berlin, 1745). Sarah Edgar dances the role of Barbarina Campanini who played the Statue and Justin Coates, dances the role of Pygmalion. L’ARTE DEL MONDO conducted by Werner Erhardt will be the musicians for this unique concert to be followed by fireworks!