Anima (2015)

For cello and piano (and three dancers)
Choreography by Erin Dillon
Duration: 17 minutes
Commissioned by Periapsis Music and Dance

World premiere: June 12-13, 2015
Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Aminda Asher, cello; Jonathan Howard Katz, piano
Dancers: Elisabeth Jeffrey, Megan Jones, and Michaela Catherine McGowan

Program note: Anima was my first collaboration with Erin Dillon after she joined Periapsis Music and Dance as a resident choreographer and dancer. It also represented our first adventures in dancer/musician interaction onstage. The piece evokes a dreamscape, with surreal interactions and shifting identities.

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