Italy's Spellbound Contemporary Ballet at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Spellbound Contemporary Ballet was Tuesday April 2, 2013 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm).
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Although a flute, harp and viola combination may seem odd at first, no other trio proves as enchanting or evocative -- a discovery made by Claude Debussy who wrote one of his best pieces for just such a grouping. Combining the dreaminess of the harp with the emotional precision of the viola and the high notes of the flute, the Myriad Trio has a range of feeling few other ensembles of any size can match. Formed by principal players of the San Diego and Dallas Symphonies, the trio plays traditional pieces as well as world premieres they commission themselves, such as David Bruce's The Eye of Night. During their concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, they will play Bruce's piece in addition to stirring works by Respighi, Natra, Bach and Debussy. Learn More
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Featured review from Richard Dolnick
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A very enjoyable evening at the ballet. Have seen several contemporary companies at the Barclay in past years, most with originality and something to say. This company from Italy was among the best that we have seen. The dancers were excellent and the three presentations were both challenging and exciting. Hope that they return in the future.
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This is a company to see if you love contemporary dance. Outstanding performance, interesting choreography and fantastic technique. More often than not, dance at the Barclay is well worth seeing. Intimate venue, reasonably priced seats.
Spellbound Contemporary Ballet was founded in 1994 and is lead by artistic director, Mauro Astolfi. The company’s unique vocabulary of expression is rooted in poetic, emotive, and dynamic bodies creating shifting geometries through space with equal amounts of athleticism and elegance. Spellbound has charmed audiences throughout the world with performances at dance festivals in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Belarus, France and Thailand.