“I want to connect with our audience in some small but positive way to keep our spirits going. Somehow I think the arts may boost our hearts and minds even if we are apart. Keep and share our passion creativity and human expression”
— Diane Coburn Bruning
Join Sophia to hear her discuss and play Chopin’s Grand Waltz Brilliant in preparation for the film and stage production of Waltz to be performed by Luz and Davit.
Join Bekah in her discussion and demonstration of her costumes for Waltz. Video of the dance rehearsals will also be shown.
Join Diane and our newest dancer, Alex Sargent, in the studio creating new work and discussing the process.
Join Diane in the studio with Luz and Davit in their first rehearsals in creating Waltz for film and stage followed by a discussion.
Four Black artists who have worked with us over the last six years will discuss their experiences and thoughts as artists moderated by Rona Carr, former Chamber Dance Project board member.
The panel includes Tanya Green, photographer, Maverick Lemons, dancer, Claudia Schreier, choreographer and Moshe Snowden, musician.
CDP violinists Claudia Chudacoff and Chaerim Smith combine to perform several works and then deconstruct them musically.
Claudia discusses her new work for CDP, Alight, which will premiere in June 2021.
An overview of the people, companies and organizations driving the growth of the art form in the 20th century. We will look at this growth in a 30-minute overview including photos and videos followed by a discussion and Q & A.
They have partnered together in such favorites as Journey and Berceuse, and Davit has done the male duet Exit Wounds. They will discuss the elements of contemporary partnering and how is it different from classical, as well as show video clips from their contemporary works with Chamber Dance Project. They provide demonstrations while deconstructing the technique and physical demands involved.
(Photo by Eduardo Patino.NYC
Luz and Davit, with us since our DC debut in summer of 2014, are consummate partners. They have performed many classical roles together with Milwaukee Ballet and will discuss the elements of the pas de deux and classical partnering through video clips. They offer a live demonstration, including lifts, and describe the physical demands involved in partnering. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Read more about Luz and Davit HERE
(Photo by Mariah Miranda)
Our dancer and ballet master Julia Erickson has danced many of the major classical roles with her former company, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Julia will discuss the mental and physical preparation required to dance a role such as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake with photos and video clips.
(Photo by Rebecca Huffman)
Featuring our new dancer, Grace-Anne will share her life as a dancer from her early training through her career through photos and videos. She will discuss her life as a professional ballet dancer, currently with BalletMet, and discuss how she approaches the creation and performance of her roles. We will also hear Grace-Anne talk about all things pointe shoes.
(Photo by Jennifer Zmuda)
The dancers of Chamber Dance Project and Diane will present an informal open rehearsal through Zoom. Attendees will experience the process of creating movement and how it is adapted throughout a rehearsal.
Bekah will discuss notable costumes in our repertoire from the initial concept to the stage. Her presentation includes slides, video clips, and discussion.
Christian will talk about his life as a dancer and choreographer as well as his new work for Chamber Dance Project. His presentation includes slides, video clips, and discussion. See the first screening of Christian in rehearsal with new works and his one-on-one interview.
Photo by Sophia Kuller
Diane starts off the chat by sharing her passion for Serge Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes (“This is my very favorite period of ballet and one that heavily influenced my founding of Chamber Dance Project.”) Her presentation includes slides, video clips, music and discussion. It will be in two parts, as it is such a rich period of creativity (think Le Sacre du Printemps by Stravinsky/Nijinsky).
Chant in performance photographed by Eduardo Patino.NYC