Now in its 21st season, Bowen McCauley Dance’s professional contemporary company presents its world premiere Tramontane. Like the strong, dry cold wind from the North of France, Tramontane creates a mistral flow of disorienting proportions gathering speed as it moves downhill between the Pyrenees and Massif Central – a phenomena dating back to the 13th century. Tramontane is set to the music of French composer, Jean Cras and played live by the string trio, MuUyas.
The second act, BMD presents critically acclaimed Le Sacre du Printemps a quartre mains (Rite of Spring – four hand piano). Expect a few elements of surprise to the familiar 1913 masterpiece — a staple of modern dance in its angular and abstract movements set to Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky’s score full of harmonic dissonance and syncopated rhythms.
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, Lucy has created a solo for guest artist, Ilana Goldman using the marvelous recording of Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals’ The Birds, which he performed at the White House in 1961.
BMD’s performance works are choreographed and directed by Lucy Bowen McCauley and features its professional contemporary dancers recognized for vibrant and athleticism in their interpretation of contemporary dance.