Over the course of his illustrious career, renowned composer Philip Glass conceived The Etudes as a set of solo piano works to expand his piano technique. Now amongst Glass’s most popular works, The Etudes have inspired performances and interpretations from artists worldwide. In Dancing with Glass: The Piano Etudes, five new choreographic perspectives on The Etudes will be presented alongside a performance by guest pianist Maki Namekawa, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of Glass’s music. The evening will feature works by post-modern innovator Lucinda Childs, Chanon Judson of Urban Bush Women, Justin Peck of New York City Ballet, Brazilian tap artist Leonardo Sandoval, and Los Angeles-based choreographers Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber.
Produced by Pomegranate Arts.
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The Philip Glass Piano Etudes Deluxe Box Set
Dancing with Glass celebrates the release of a new special edition Philip Glass Piano Etudes (Artisan), a boxed set that includes the Complete Etudes 1-20 and a hardcover book Studies in Time: Essays on the Music of Philip Glass.
Learn more about the Philip Glass Etudes Box Set here.
The Joyce’s presentation of Dancing with Glass: The Piano Etudes is co-presented with Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels as part of its Festival in New York. Live music is underwritten by Bianca Russo & Michael Sekus. Additional support provided by Jane E. Goldberg.