New Music for Spring
April 22, 2022
The Cleveland Chamber Symphony conducted by Music Director Steven Smith presents a free concert, New Music for Spring. The Verb dancers will join the symphony on stage with a new work choreographed by Kate Webb. Webb worked with the score “Martian Dances” composed by Matthew Saunders in 2004 and expanded for chamber orchestra in 2018. This premiere performance of the new version of “Martian Dances” with Cleveland Chamber Symphony will continue the long-established partnership between the two organizations. Students in the dance department at Cleveland School of the Arts will also perform in the concert.
Choreographer, Kate Webb Artistic Statement
I am abstracting various elements of the rocky terrain of Mars—its canyons, volcanoes, dry lake beds, craters, ice caps, and the clouds of dust that surround it all. The movement is an exploration of the postmodern era with influences from the iconic Pilobolus and Momix dance companies, along with modern kinesiology.