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Bodies in Motion

September 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Bodies in Motion

Featuring KINETIC, new pieces by Annie Arnoult and Jane Weiner, and the world premiere of work by Marcus Maroney

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Musiqa and Open Dance Project present a compelling evening of world premieres featuring KINETIC, the conductorless orchestra. Highlights of the program include two new pieces choreographed by Open Dance Project Artistic Director Annie Arnoult to riveting works for string orchestra by Musiqa composers Pierre Jalbert and Marcus Maroney.  Plus guest artist Jane Weiner, founder and artistic director of Hope Stone Dance, choreographs Lonely Suite (Ballet for Lonely Violinist). Rounding out the program are Arnoult’s celebrated piece Stalemate with music by Andrew Birdand Silent Moon, a duo for violin and cello, by composer Augusta Read Thomas.

On the Program

Three Pieces for String Quartet by Marcus Maroney with choreography by Annie Arnoult (world premiere)
Silent Moon for violin and cello by Augusta Read Thomas
Stalemate (excerpt) by Andrew Bird with choreography by Annie Arnoult
Lonely Suite (“Ballet for a Lonely Violinist”) for violin by Lera Auerbach with choreography by Jane Weiner
String Theory for string orchestra by Pierre Jalbert with choreography by Annie Arnoult 


KINETIC, the Conductorless Ensemble
Open Dance Project Dancers

Post-show celebration

ARTS 4 ALL After-party: Enjoy a special celebration onstage and join Musiqa and Open Dance Project’s efforts to keep the arts in underserved public schools damaged by Harvey.


September 23, 2017
7:30 pm
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The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States