Internationally acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer directs and choreographs a full-length theatrical dance production, set to the music by one of today’s most sought after and widely performed composers of her generation, Lera Auerbach.
The project unites live performances with Vitaly Vatulya and Maria Nemtsova (VitaDuo), an award-winning, classically-trained Saxophone-Piano virtuoso duo, who are also founders of the charitable Music for Peace Project. In this production, their music appears live – as well as the choreographed stagings of the musicians, in an original work of devised theatre, with score by Lera Auerbach.
Thematically, the piece explores the journey of an artist, in all its depth and complexity, and highlights the tensions between freedom and safety, adventure and security, art and state – reflecting on our civil society today.
Vitaly Vatulya is a successful international solo and chamber musician with a lifelong passion for dance. For years, he has been longing to combine his two passions – saxophone and dance – in one integrated performance staging. As a result of his recent meeting with Bokaer, his dream is finally coming true, and Bokaer also uncovers his background as an international award-winning young dancer from Crimea.
This project is a collaboration between Jonah Bokaer Choreography and Momentum Artists, and is currently in development. We are actively seeking Corporate and Foundation partnerships to support the creative development phase of this work. All contributions to this project are fully tax-deductible.
We are also seeking presenting organizations in the U.S. and internationally who are interested in staging premieres of this work in the 2018-2019 season. World Premiere dates are available for negotiation.
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