ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
MUSIC MEETS DANCE
A collaboration with Laguna Beach Music Festival. Part of the 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival Performance co-presented by Laguna Dance Festival
Joyce Yang, piano | Festival Artistic Director
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
SATIE: Gymnopédies No. 1
CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise
“DREAM PLAY” (feat. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Joyce Yang)
Opening night of the 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival features Joyce Yang and cellist Efe Baltacigil creating a dreamlike rhythmical world on stage with dance-inspired musical works by Chopin, French minimalist composer Erik Satie, and César Franck. The concert also features Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performing “Dream Play,” a work by acclaimed Brazilian-Swedish choreographer Fernando Melo which premiered in 2017 to critical acclaim.
Set to music by Chopin and Satie, “Dream Play” is a surreal play on perspectives. In this ballet without steps, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancers conjure mesmerizing scenes of flight and flips while never leaving the floor. The choreographed movements on the floor are captured by film from above and projected live onto a screen, creating an illusion of gravity-defying movements that challenges the bounds of reality.
Friday, February 8, 2019
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651