West Shore Piano Trio will be collaborating with the company for several performances throughout the DC area, beginning with a program at the Dance Place theater on November 10 and 11, where they’ll perform the world premiere of The Divide, a piano trio by Rebecca Clark choreographed by DancEthos founder Tiffany Haughn. They’ll perform the piece again on November 14 at Sidney Harman Hall. The performances will also include works from the group’s “200 Years of Women Composers” program.
Later in the winter, West Shore and DancEthos will take part in the Atlas Performing Arts Center‘s annual production, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival. There, on February 23, they’ll once again perform The Divide with the dance troupe, who will also present material with a pop a cappella group (Euphonism) and an alternative/indie rock singer and songwriter (Pauline Pisano) to “explore how various musical inspirations create different choreographic effects.”
The premier of The Divide is one of the West Shore Piano Trio’s most exciting endeavors this season. Writes Tiffany Haughn:
The piece is in three parts that depict: a world with no gender biases juxtaposed against the reality of stark gender differences; communication barriers between opposite sexes; and the stereotypes that we fall into and how uncomfortable society is when those gender roles are reversed.
For those not in the DC area, be sure to look for more performances of the group’s “200 Years of Woman Composers” throughout the season, as well.