SF Choral Society and Volti Present battle hymns
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The last date listed for battle hymns was Sunday April 28, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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A tale of love and passion told with the fervent art of flamenco dancing, Lluvia (Spanish for "Rain"), is the latest show from Eva Yerbabuena. Highly respected throughout the international dance scene, Yerbabuena has been honored with a number of prestigious awards, including the Premio Nacional de Danze (Spain's National Dance Award), and hailed as "a visionary, magisterial dancer whose effects go far beyond technique," by The Guardian. In Lluvia she will be joined by four other talented dancers and an ensemble of musicians, as she continues to expand the tradition of flamenco dancing with her world-class footwork that The Independent describes as "the kind of artistry that appears once in a generation." Learn More
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There were many beautiful moments in the program, some stellar choral work and staged in an interesting venue, Kezar stadium. The standout for me was the Piedmont children's choir. They were spot-on, both vocally and in their physicality, often looking better than the professional dancers. I wanted the piece to go somewhere. The music didn't wander far from similar musical themes, so I felt like if you could look at it like a long meditative musical piece, you might not want more than that. This was only broken up by the occasional percussion player whom I desperately wanted to hear more of in the piece and to have be more of a counterpoint to the only beautiful ethereal vocal sound. It's called battle hymns and the focus felt more like angelic hymns that battle music. I wanted that contrast. The choirs were impressive, all a cappella and pitch perfect. The choreography didn't do a thing for me, nor did I feel like it added to the piece. The movement of the large numbers of bodies of the chorus was more interesting that the professional dancers. I think it would have been more interesting to only have the choir and no additional dancers because it was more distracting than it felt fully integrated in the piece. The bay area has an incredibly rich dance scene and you have to do some impressive work to stand out and make a statement. I wish this had done that.