WERE YOU THERE

Conceived by DAVÓNE TINES and ZACK WINOKUR

 

Directed by

ZACK WINOKUR

 

Traditional songs arranged by

MICHAEL SCHACHTER

 

with an original song, "A Clear Midnight," composed by

MATTHEW AUCOIN

 

DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone

MICHAEL SCHACHTER, pianist

Were You There is a theatrical piece in which hymns, spirituals, songs, and audience participation come together in a multimedia meditation on the lives of black men and women lost to police brutality.

 

“Were You There” is not a concert. It’s a lament, a memorial and a catharsis. It’s a calm, measured shaking of the audience’s shoulders." - The Bay State Banner

A STUDY ON EFFORT

Conceived and choreographed by BOBBI JENE SMITH in collaboration with KEIR GOGWILT

 

Rehearsal Director

MARTA  MILLER

 

BOBBI JENE SMITH, dancer

KEIR GOGWILT, violinist

A Study on Effort explores connections between sound, body and duration. An hour-long dialogue between dancer BOBBI JENE SMITH and violinist KEIR GOGWILT, the piece transposes different physical and emotional tasks between music and movement. Efforts are supported and transformed in the exchange between gesture and sound, finding pleasure at the boundaries of the two artistic disciplines.

 

"...chilling, thrilling rawness." - The New York Times

CAGE MATCH

BOBBI and OR, hosts

MATTHEW AUCOIN, pianist

CONOR HANICK, pianist

MIRANDA CUCKSON, violinist

KEIR GOGWILT, violinist

ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, countertenor

ZACK WINOKUR, dancer

Violinists MIRANDA CUCKSON and KEIR GOGWILT face off in duets by Telemann, Donatoni, and Bartók; countertenor ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO goes head to head with ZACK WINOKUR in Scene III of Monteverdi’s Poppea; and MATTHEW AUCOIN faces fellow pianist CONOR HANICK in masterpieces of the four-hands repertoire and a new piece of his own.

 

"...real, intense, and brilliantly performed." - Leonore Overture

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   WERE YOU THERE

 

   A STUDY ON EFFORT

 

   CAGE MATCH

 

 

 

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