AcousticaElectronica: Innovative Dance-Party Show Hits New York
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Pulitzer-winning trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis has called Marcus Roberts "the genius of the modern piano," and there's no question that he's one of the greatest jazz pianists and composers working today. Since his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in 1987, Roberts' deeply significant recorded and commissioned works have honored some of his most revered predecessors of the piano. Roberts has a long history of treasuring the tenets of jazz through his work, which, for the last quarter century, has epitomized preservation through innovation. Joining him for this musical exploration of the Piano Masters of Melody is his new ensemble The Modern Jazz Generation, a large ensemble that features nearly a dozen top musicians spanning three generations, including bassists Thaddeus Expose and Raviv Markovitz, drummer Jason Marsalis and sax man Ricardo Pascale. Learn More
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Featured review from SarieJ
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This was amazing. The most fun Ive had in a long time. It really is a rave mixed with a show, opera mixed with rock, amazing mixed with awesome.
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I and my wife love the show. There was a mix of classical music, electronic music with ballet and opera thrown in. It was a hard to describe dance party. Our only problem was the venue itself which let everyone in an hour late with no explanation.
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“Elements of classical music, dance, and immersive dramatic theater with the aesthetics and attitude of the contemporary nightclub.” —Boston Globe
Director of Dance: Elizabeth McGuire
Director of Theatre: Marissa Rae Roberts
Director of Music: Colin Thurmond
AcousticaElectronica makes its New York City debut at Le Poisson Rouge, after it’s smash success at Boston’s OBERON, the theatre-club of the American Repertory Theatre, with a unprecedented level of music and spectacle that blends the virtuosity found in the classical concert hall with the infectious energy of the late-night dance club. The best of both worlds: artistic depth and irresistible appeal. It is sexy and classy, sensuous and stoic, irreverent and reverential.
AcousticaElectronica presents some of the most innovative music from well-established and hot up-and-coming producers and composers. Bach meets a dance club back-beat, Carmen’s habanera meets techno, and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata blends with trance for a listening experience unlike anything you have ever heard before.
This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive experience for the audience. Dancers, symphonies, operas, ballets, and live musicians all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn. A classical world becomes the technicolor world of the dance club as the audience escapes from their real lives to experience a night of dream, abandon, and ecstasy…