Contemplations of the Transcendent and the Erotic
A three-cycle exploration of the mystical, the sensual, and the transcendent, John Harbison’s Mirabai Songs, Leslie Uyeda’s The First Woman and George Crumb’s Apparition have, at their core, intensely personal, erotic relationships with “God” and mortality – attempting, with passion and conviction, to express the inexpressible.
A ground-breaking collaboration between the seemingly opposite worlds of classical art song recital and contemporary dance, Apparitions steps out of bounds – literally – with the staging, for singer and pianist, of George Crumb’s challenging and profound Apparition.
A Music on Main / Astrolabe Musik Theatre co-production
March 8, 2011
Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club (3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC)
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Heather Pawsey, soprano
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, choreographer
Mirabai Songs – John Harbison
The First Woman – Leslie Uyeda
Apparition – George Crumb