Imagine Ballet Theater (IBT), an Ogden-based ballet company in residence at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, is proud to present an evening of traditional Spanish dance with Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola.
Calo Flamenco not only shows audiences the powerful and passionate dance form, but also the many vibrant and charged aspects that go hand in hand with the dancing: the music, singing, and costumes that accompany the dancers on stage create a vivid scene of Spanish culture and life.
Artistic director, Martin Gaxiola, created Calo Flamenco in 2003, and the group has toured extensively throughout the United States with great success, including such dance hubs as New York City. With over 15 talented dancers and musicians, Calo Flamenco stands as one of the largest professional flamenco companies in the nation.
Returning to Ogden to open the 2009-20 Cultural Affairs season are Irish fiddle virtuoso, Martin Hayes, and American guitarist, Dennis Cahill. The duo has garnered international renown for taking traditional Irish music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with slow-building, fiery performances.
Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. He is the recipient of major national and international awards: most recently the prestigious Gradam Ceoil, Musician of the Year 2008 from the Irish language television station TG 4; previously Man of the Year from the American Irish Historical Society; Folk Instrumentalist of the Year from BBC Radio; a National Entertainment Award (the Irish ‘Grammy’); six All-Ireland fiddle championships – before the age of nineteen – and cited by the Irish Sunday Tribune as one of the hundred most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports in the year 2000, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last fifty years.
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Self-Described “Indie Cello Orchestra,” The Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them) has a deep-rooted philosophy of building a stronger music community through collaborations across all genres. Their performances are unique and eclectic—one might hear hip-hop mixed with bach or a haunting cover of Britney Spears. This is a whole new cello experience.
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The Secret Garden, an original ballet choreographed by Raymond Van Mason premiered in 2005, when it received rave reviews from dance critics and the audiences.
The ballet is based on the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the original musical score written by well-known composer Kurt Bestor. The ballet was conceived over twelve years ago by Mason and Bestor when they worked together on the ballet Seasons for Ballet West.
As Mason and Bestor collaborated on the work, they expressed how they wanted to bring the story of Mary Lenox, a bad-tempered, disagreeable child, who is sent to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house, after her parents die in India. She arrives a sour-faced, sickly little madam with a furious temper, but through her friendship with local Yorkshire lad, Dickon, and their discovery of a secret garden, soon becomes a happy and healthy girl. She shares her newfound love of life with her…
…then they work their magic on the garden, and in turn the garden works its magic on the children and everyone around them. Enchanting and illuminating, The Secret Garden is a richly imaginative story about the potential for transformation.
April 15-16 7:30pm
April 16 2:00pm