Pam Tanowitz Dance with Simone Dinnerstein
New Work for Goldberg Variations
Co-commissioned by Opening Nights at Florida State University, New Work for Goldberg Variations is an evening-length work created by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who performs live with Pam Tanowitz Dance. Deconstructing classical, formal and traditional movement vocabularies, the dance mirrors and converses with Bach’s iconic score in a delightful interplay of rhythm, style and idiosyncrasy, shifting between encoded gestures and virtuosic dancing and demonstrating the rich emotional world lying beneath the poised surface of the Goldberg’s musical architecture. Dinnerstein, one of the foremost Bach interpreters of her generation, brings her nuanced understanding of the demanding score to Tanowitz’s witty and unflinchingly post-modern abstractions of classical and popular dance forms.
The presentation of Pam Tanowitz Dance with Simone Dinnerstein was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.