In the Shadows: Deborah Gladstein, Garth Stevenson

Saturday, November 19, 2011. 8:00 pm

In the Shadows: Deborah Gladstein, Garth Stevenson

Saturday, November 19, 2011. 8:00 pm

 

$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors

In the Shadows, made in collaboration by movement artist Deborah Gladstein and bassist/composer Garth Stevenson, celebrates the poetic and mysterious possibilities of movement and sound woven together to create a site-specific tribute to Roulette’s newly renovated historic Art-Deco theater. Using a travel-sized upright acoustic bass, the musician is free to move with his instrument through space so that the bass itself becomes another “partner” in the dance.

DEBORAH GLADSTEIN is a New York-based experimental movement artist. She has received numerous Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Sate Council on the Arts, and has appeared on PBS television as part of the “Eye on Dance” series. Described by Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times as “compelling …mysterious and focused,” her work has been produced and commissioned by some of New York’s leading experimental dance venues including Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St Mark’s Church, the Kitchen and Movement Research at Judson Church. She has also been commissioned by “Dancing in the Streets” to create site-specific works for natural outdoor settings.

GARTH STEVENSON was born and raised in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies where nature became the common thread through his life and music. He regularly carries his 150-year-old bass to the woods, the beach, the desert, and most recently to the penguins in Antarctica, in search of new music, sounds, and inspirations. His solo bass music uses looping and reverb pedals to create rich layers of sound and melody. His most recent album Flying has been featured on the Main Page and Alternative page of iTunes. In addition to performing his own work, he has played with Jazz legends George Garzone, Joe Lovano, and John Lockwood, as well as on David Letterman, and at music festivals in Europe, Japan, Canada, and South America.