Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Zurich & Hagen Quartett in Dance and Quartet w/ Special Overture Performance by Barefoot Dance Center’s Youth Company

Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Zurich & Hagen Quartett in Dance and Quartet w/ Special Overture Performance by Barefoot Dance Center’s Youth Company

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

2:00 pm $10/$6 children

Prior to the film, Barefoot Dance Center’s youth company will perform “La Joie de Vie.” Twelve dancers, twelve chairs, all in French. See you there! For more information about Barefoot Dance Center, see their website: barefootdancecenter.com

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Barefoot Dance Center’s Youth Company

An HD cinema experience of the 2012 collaboration between Swiss choreographer Heinz Spoerli and the brilliant Hagen Quartett.  Three great works of the quartet literature–Leos Janácek’s string quartet Intimate Letters, Antonín Dvorák’s American Quartet and Franz Schubert’s string quartet The Death and the Maiden–are the musical underpinnings for three original works by Spoerli danced by Ballet Zurich with Saltzburg’s famous Felsenreitschule as a backdrop.  “Marvellous! And marvellously danced,”

writes Horst Koegler of Dance Perspective.
Ballet Zurich, Switzerland’s largest professional ballet company, is resident at Zurich Opera House.  The 36-strong ensemble, which tours extensively, found international acclaim under the direction of Heinz Spoerli.  Known for its versatility, Ballet Zurch is one of Europe’s most prominent dance companies.  Dance and Quartet features Ballet Zurich soloists Seh Yun Kim, Arsen Mehrabyan, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck.

The Hagen Quartett was founded in 1981 by Lukas, Angelika, Veronika, and Clemens Hagen, members of a family of musicians, in Salzburg, Austria (Mozart’s hometown).   Since the founding of the Quartett, Angelika Hagen has retired and was replaced by second violinist by Rainer Schmidt.  Invited regularly to perform at Salzburg’s annual Festival they have earned a wonderful reputation in Europe and the US and are distinguished as one of Austria’s leading string quartet groups.

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.