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South African stars Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela blend their deeply personal jazz and folk styles for an evening of reflective and celebratory music.
Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored other cultures, and his newest project, Celtic Connections, makes its U.S. tour debut, pairing the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments with tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic violin, providing a musical experience that explores common threads with sounds rarely heard together.
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Season, pioneering choreographer Maida Withers is joined by Tania Fraga, computer artist, São Paulo, Brazil; John Driscoll and Steve Hilmy, electronic musicians and composers; David Page, sculptor; and eight distinctive dancers for the World Premiere of MindFluctuations - a groundbreaking interactive collaboration between dance, projected 3D visual animation, and electronic music.
Jessica Lang has been aptly described as a “master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine. Although her company is very young – founded in 2011 – it has completely internalized Lang’s powerful aesthetic, blending the rigor, elegance, and beautiful lines of both ballet and contemporary idioms.