Sunday, April 12, 2009
Salon instigator Patrick Soluri sends us the following news about his new ballet:
"You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of Patrick Soluri's new ballet score, "MURDER AT THE MASQUE: The Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe."
The score was commissioned by Dances Patrelle to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary Season. It will be the 4th collaboration with esteemed choreographer Francis Patrelle and his company.
Dances Patrelle 20th Anniversary Season
April 16-19, 2009
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
and Sunday at 3:00pm
The Kaye Playhouse
68th Street btw Park & Lexington Ave.
Tickets are only $20
Special Patron tickets $100.
For tickets call the Kaye box office at (212) 772-4448
BARNES & NOBLE - Monday April 13th
I'll be speaking at a FREE event at the Barnes & Noble across from Lincoln Center at 7pm (66th & Bway). I'll be joining several special guests - including choreographer Francis Patrelle, writer Justin Allen, ABT dancers Marcelo Gomes and Maria Riccetto, and Prima Ballerina Cynthia Gregory to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Season of Dances Patrelle and the world premiere of the new ballet, There will be costume sketches, set designs, a preview of my music and even a short performance.
2009 marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of one of America's most treasured literary masters, Edgar Allan Poe. Featuring characters and setting drawn from Poe's stories and poems, "Murder at the Masque" may be the world's first true mystery ballet. Lord Usher (danced by Royal ballet alum Matthew Dibble) has been murdered, everyone at the Masquerade is a suspect, and world famous detective Auguste Dupin (danced by Movin' Out alum Alex Brady) is on the case.
Based on an original story by Justin Allen (Slaves of the Shinar), choreographed by Francis Patrelle with lavish sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, opulent costumes by Rita B. Watson, and lighting by David Grill.
In addition to MURDER AT THE MASQUE, the company is also reviving a Patrelle classic COME RAIN/COME SHINE (featuring songs sung by Judy Garland) and staged by Cynthia Gregory. The all-star cast includes American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Isaac Stappas, Christi Boone, Gemma Bond and Roman Zhurbin."