On June 21, 22 and 23, Chamber Dance Project will unveil the world premiere of “Chant,” a powerful work of live Gregorian chant creating a cathedral of sound, movement and light that envelops the audience. Choreographed by Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning and company dancer Andile Ndlovu, “Chant” features singers under the leadership of the National Cathedral Music Director, Michael McCarthy. Drawing on the majesty and emotional sweep of Gregorian chant, the work journeys from traditional chant to African-textured chant that builds into a contemporary overlay of string and voices.
The performances will also feature the Washington premiere of the poignant “Vespers,” the beautiful “Wild Swans” and the athletic and witty “Time Has Come.”
Chamber Dance Project, dancers and musicians, is a company of professional artists dedicated to redefining contemporary ballet in partnership with live music in intimate settings heightening the impact on audiences. The company’s work is a celebration of outstanding artists and designers collaborating on works which have a contemporary relevance and resonance. Devoted to supporting the creation of new choreographic works and musical scores and to their performance with other contemporary works onstage as well as in film, Chamber Dance Project utilizes the intimate and interactive settings of the rehearsal studio, educational classroom and the theater to share its creative process.