08/23/2016

By Joseph E. Morgan

On September first Intersection, the contemporary music ensemble, will continue its collaboration with the dance company, New Dialect, in a hour-long concert held at Cheekwood titled Deepening Roots  that features four works of contemporary music.  The four pieces, which include Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concordanza (1971), Jonathan Bailey Holland’s His House is Not of this Land (2015), Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby & Doina (2001) and Chen Yi’s Wu Yu (2002), were chosen as a result of inspiration from Steve Tobin’s Southern Roots exhibit currently on display throughout the botanical garden. For the concert, New Dialect will bring back Banning Bouldin’s choreography Murmuration “re-envisioned and recreated to engagne with Tobin’s tree root sculptures.” New Dialect will also premiere a new work, Exquisite Solidification, for which, Banning and New Dialect have “created a movement language steeped in the texture, form, scale, and color of Tobin’s sculptures.” As Banning describes it, “This process of imagining their collective bodies as liquid bronze that slowly cool over time, allows the dancers to illustrate the melting and molding of their own organic sculptures that travel through space, reflecting the Steelroots back to themselves and amplifying the sculptures’ trajectories through the dancers’ dynamic movements.” The gates open at 5:45 PM and tickets are available through the Cheekwood ticket office which can be found at www.cheewood.org/

Cathedral Root

Cathedral Root

Steel Roots

Steel Roots

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