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Duke Arts Presents

New Work for Goldberg Variations
Pam Tanowitz Dance
& Simone Dinnerstein, Piano

October 1 - 7, 2017

On Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017, Duke Performances will present the world premiere of New Work for Goldberg Variations, an evening-length piece for piano and seven dancers created by classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz. Inspired by and set to the live performance of Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations, the work will be performed by Dinnerstein, one of the foremost Bach interpreters of her generation, alongside Tanowitz’s company, which will employ a slyly deconstructed classical dance vocabulary to translate Bach’s intricate score into movement.

The Friday and Saturday premieres will mark the culmination of a joint weeklong residency during which Duke Performances will host a number of events, including public conversations, dance and piano master classes, and additional engagements with the Duke campus and Durham community.

Duke Performances is pleased to continue its history of collaboration with Dinnerstein and is proud to serve as lead commissioner for New Work for Goldberg Variations, a piece by two leading artists that remains mindful of tradition while pushing against it.

Pam Tanowitz Dance | Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016

Simone Dinnerstein: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Pam Tanowitz & Simone Dinnerstein “New Work for Goldberg Variations” Research in 2017