Periapsis Music and Dance – Inaugural Concert

Sunday, February 17, 2013. 8:00 pm

 

Periapsis Music and Dance 2013

Periapsis Music and Dance – Inaugural Concert

Sunday, February 17, 2013. 8:00 pm

Periapsis Music and Dance was founded in 2012 by composer/pianist Jonathan Howard Katz and dancer/choreographer Leigh Schanfein in response to the growing gap between dance performance and live musical performance in the NYC arts scene. Inspired by our own experiences creating art together, we wanted to give others in the dance and music communities opportunities to collaborate on new performance pieces.

Please join us for our Inaugural Concert on February 17 at 8pm at Roulette! It will be our first opportunity to realize our mission of providing opportunities for choreographers to work with live music and living composers! So while we will present exciting new work by our joint artistic directors, Jonathan Howard Katz and Leigh Schanfein, we will also feature pieces by invited guest choreographers:

Ian RT Colless (Untitled|Collective)
Shanna Daly and Sean Hoskins
Alisa Fendley (Alisa Fendley’s Fingerprints Projects)

and the winner of our first choreographer call:

Sarah Mettin (Mettin Movement)

and music by guest composers:

Robert S. Cohen
Whitney E. George
James Holt
Mary Kouyoumdjian
Dana Dimitri Richardson
Haralabos Stafylakis

Performing musicians on our roster are among New York’s top young freelancers and include:

Alex Fortes and Francis Liu, violin
John Stulz, viola
Aminda Asher and Hiro Matsuo, cello
Sarah Mullins, percussion
Jonathan Howard Katz, piano

plus special guest artist:

Taka Kigawa, piano.

Tickets are $18 ($13.50 students) in advance and $20 ($15 students) at the door. A limited number of premium reserved seats are available with a $100 tax-deductible donation. Links to advance ticket sales and our donation site are available here: http://periapsismusicanddance.org