Winspear Opera House, Hamon Hall
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
02 / 13 / 2020
02 / 14 / 2020
02 / 15 / 2020
American Baroque Opera Co, in partnership with Ballet Dallas, presents “The Elements” February 13-15, at AT&T Performing Arts Center at Hamon Hall. This production combines rarely heard instrumental and vocal music of the baroque with modern ballet, courtesy of Ballet Dallas. The music for this new ballet is comprised of two different composers of the Baroque. A reconstruction of Jean-Fery Rebel’s Symphony “Les Elemens” and selections from Richard Delalande’s opera of the same name will serve as the music for this new ballet. Rebel’s Symphony, begins with a startling surprise – ‘Chaos’ – a musical representation of the beginning of the world and the forging of the elements. This music, considered to be harmonically daring and avant-garde even in the 21st century will challenge its listeners idea of what baroque music is: not just an old relic of music, but living, breathing art.
Ballet Dallas presents new choreography by Valerie Shelton Tabor, combining stylistic influences of ballet, modern, and baroque dance.