New Chamber Ballet with Choreography By Magloire & Baecher Premieres This June
Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet will close its 2017-18 season with performances of works by Magloire and resident choreographer Constantine Baecher, June 8 & 9 in thei home base of City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56th Street. As always, all ballets will have live music by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na, and costuming by Sarah Thea.
The program will open with a playful charmer by Constantine Baecher set to Debussy's Children's Corner for piano and premiered by the Company last February. Baecher created his first work for New Chamber Ballet in 2006, and has been the company's resident choreographer since 2014. The Boston native was a member of the Royal Danish Ballet from 2003 to 2011, and has also performed with the Carolyn Carlson Company. He has created works for the Royal Danish Ballet, Kunst-Stoff San Francisco, MoveiUs (Washington DC), the Columbia Ballet Collaborative and Lake Tahoe Dance Collective. Baecher co-founded and directed Cross Connection Ballet and the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. Aside from his concert work, recent projects for Baecher include choreographing for TV (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour), film (Nighthawks), and musicals (Passing Strange).
By Magloire is the World Premiere of his Schattentanz, set to composer Reiko Fueting's Schattentanz for violin and piano. An excerpt from the trio was previewed last February and has now been extended for its official premiere.
Magloire will repeat a section of his I Am, premiered last February. The excerpt, called Calices, is set to Kaija Saariaho's Calices for piano and violin. Saariaho, a native of Finland, is a major contemporary composer whose opera, L'Amor de Loin, was recently performed by the Metropolitan Opera.Joining the Company for her first appearances will be Rachele Perla, who received her early training at Boston Ballet School. Currently Rachele is receiving her BFA in Dance at Fordham U/The Ailey School. She has had the opportunity to perform in ballets by Balanchine, Nissinen, Ailey, Adam Barruch, Amy Hall Garner, and Robert Hill.