ON STAGE · DANCE
Simone Dinnerstein and Pam Tanowitz Dance
New Work for Goldberg Variations
Bach’s towering musical work, performed live by one of its most nuanced interpreters, is translated into Intricate, witty, unpredictable dance work.
“Spontaneous, serendipitous ... a rare achievement.” —New York Times
In 2007, Dinnerstein rocked the music world with her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Now she pairs her nuanced interpretation with Tanowitz’s intricate, unpredictable movement, wittily quoting classical and popular dance forms. Under a shifting palette of lighting ranging from pinpoint spots to pastel washes, Dinnerstein holds forth at a concert grand at center stage, while around her—as if conjured by the music—dancers in solo and in small groups offer an effervescent visual realization of the emotion under Bach’s restrained exterior.
Funded in part by the Robert Grinnell Fund for the Hopkins Center.