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Música in Motion celebrates the artistic interaction and mutual inspiration that flows between music composition and dance choreographies, with a special repertoire drawn from Arturo O’Farrill’s innovative collaborations with noted dance companies from the U.S. and beyond. This concert offers a rare opportunity to hear music composed specifically for dance from a different perspective.
Arturo and the ALJO will present works that have been performed by Ballet Hispánico, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Malpaso Contemporary Dance Company (Cuba), and Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence Dance Company. Many with new arrangements, some of the compositions will be performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
The show is part of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s Performance Season and continues its celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and will feature special guest artists. It will also be one of the final performances at the historic El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio before it closes for a major renovation, opening again only in 2019.