Two worlds collide as Texture Contemporary Ballet brings together classical music and rock and roll in Beatles & Bach!
For this show, we are thrilled to be reuniting with local rock group Cello Fury! They will bring their powerful artistry and high-energy music to not only one, but TWO exciting new works! The first will feature J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, with choreography by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor. Using a variety of solos, duets, and other smaller groups of dancers, the piece transports the audience into a separate realm for each of the six sections of music in the composition. Together, Texture and Cello Fury bring to life the beauty and complexity of this timeless composition! The second collaboration of the night will be the ultimate innovative new work...all new, original choreography by Texture, set to all new, original music by Cello Fury!
Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Bartman's longtime love of The Beatles inspired her latest work, which takes a slight autobiographical route as it draws on her personal connection to their music. The movement in the piece will be a mix of technical ability and quirkiness, while still being relatable - just the way The Beatles did with their music writing. The piece is also influenced by this striking quote from Nick Hornby's book, High Fidelity:
“The Beatles were bubblegum cards and Help at the Saturday morning cinema and toy plastic guitars and singing 'Yellow Submarine' at the top of my voice in the back row of the coach on school trips. They belong to me, not to me and Laura, or me and Charlie, or me and Alison Ashworth, and though they'll make me feel something, they won't make me feel anything bad.”
This is one show you won't want to miss! Join Texture and Cello Fury for an exciting evening of dance and live music at Beatles & Bach!
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The New Hazlett Theater is a creative hub for a diverse range of artists, audiences, and performances. *The New Hazlett Theater is fully wheelchair accessible. *Assistive listening devices available upon request
Texture's season is made possible in part with generous support from:
A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Fine Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
New Hazlett Theater
Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts
PNC Charitable Trust
For information on accessibility contact Marjorie Liese: Marjorie@TextureBallet.org