The Wooden Floor: Young Dancers in An Open Space
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The last date listed for The Wooden Floor: An Open Space was Friday June 4, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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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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Witness the inspiring choreography that sold out performances and received a standing ovation at Walt Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT. The Wooden Floor promises a rare experience as three of the nation’s most interesting experimental choreographers – Mark Haim, Melanie Ríos Glaser, and Nami Yamamoto - create work in partnership with 73 low income youth. The youth of The Wooden Floor emerge as riveting performers through an artistic lens that extracts the duality of their newness and the wisdom of lives seemingly long lived. This work is original, inventive, unapologetic and idiosyncratic. The performances break down ethnic, gender and age stereotypes about who can inspire, create, perform and contribute to the evolution of the genre of contemporary dance.
The Wooden Floor, previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet, is a place that inspires and nurtures youth to thrive. It helps them strip away the labels that other people put on them until all thats left is an individual brimming with potential. It is a safe place. The Wooden Floor is a national model and a jewel of the community. It is a solid foundation from where kids can step absolutely anywhere they want. Because in this place, they find their confidence. They learn excellence. And they learn how to move. Forward.