Programs exploring literature in combination with other art forms
Characters in Color: A Serenade to Chagall
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Inspired by the exhibition Chagall: Beyond Color
Support provided in part by
Pictured (from left, to right): Rebekah Camm (Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera); Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Boston Lyric Opera); David Portillo, tenor (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Minnesota Opera); Seth Carico, bass-baritone (Fort Worth Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin); Joseph Li, pianist (Houston Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera); Amy Dillard and Emily Boyd of Elledanceworks
Nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians and members of Elledanceworks will bring Marc Chagall’s vivid and whimsical paintings, sculptures, and costumes to life in a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only performance, weaving together music, dance, poetry, and Chagall’s own words. In this multidisciplinary program inspired by Chagall’s travels, dreams, and imagination, experience the master of mood and mise-en-scène reflected in eclectic music ranging from Fauré to Fiona Apple and Rachmaninoff to R.E.M.
A tour of the exhibition Chagall: Beyond Color prior to the performance will generate thought-provoking connections between the visual and performing arts. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a showcase of Chagall’s sets and costumes for the ballet Aleko, commissioned for the New York Ballet Theatre in 1942. When the ballet premiered, there was tumultuous applause and nineteen calls. Art critics exclaimed that it “surpassed anything Chagall has done on the easel scale, and it is a breathtaking experience, of a kind one hardly expects in theater.”
Elledanceworks Dance Company has enjoyed a creative partnership with the DMA in recent years, designing performances and creating new work inspired by the exhibitions All the World’s a Stage (2009), Silence and Time (2011), and Youth and Beauty (2012). Elledanceworks is the professional dance company-in-residence at Collin College.
This is the eighth collaboration between Arts & Letters Live and artistic programmer Ryan Taylor.
DMA Partner: $20
Purchase tickets online or call 214-922-1818.
Image: Marc Chagall, Between Darkness and Night (detail), 1938–43, oil on paper mounted on canvas, Private collection, © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Photo of Paul Muldoon by Michael Potiker
Arts & Letters Live is presented by the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts at the Dallas Museum of Art, The Hoglund Foundation, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Annual Series Supporters, and Friends of the Dallas Public Library.
Air transportation provided in part by American Airlines. Hotel accommodations provided in part by The Adolphus. In-kind partners include ArtsDistrictDining.com and Einstein Printing.
Promotional support is provided by