A unique concert event celebrating the release of Siems' much-anticipated CD, Empire at Twilight
, All Nora's Daughters Can Fly
features extraordinary fusions of music, dance and theater. Works to be performed will include a new, theatrical version of the CD's title track, and a re-staging of "Waiting for Yesterday," Siems' critically acclaimed collaboration with dancer-choreographer Jennifer Mack. Premieres will include: "Oneness," an all-new fusion of contemporary ballet with Siems' breathtaking four-hands cello duet, "Threshold," created in collaboration with choreographer Lindsay Anderson (pictured); "All Nora's Daughters," a meditative work expressing the hope of a future in which women rise to power; and an all-new collaboration with Jennifer Mack, exploring the hidden legacy of women that have been written out of the history books.
Drawing inspiration from the character of Nora from Ibsen's A Doll's House, Siems and his collaborators have created a program that celebrates trailblazing women of history, including maverick pilot Beryl Markham and other great female aviators. In their legacy lies the hope for a bright tomorrow when the empires of today fade away into night.As a bonus, this concert is two shows for the price of one!!
The second half of the program will be a brilliant new work by choreographer-director Vanessa Voskuil
, titled The Silents
. With her usual stunning imagery, Vanessa will present an extraordinary fusion of dance, theater, and live music (featuring Nick Lemme of Spaghetti Western) as she explores meaning in a universe where life is the exception, and death the rule.