Featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, musicians from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music and Chatham Baroque
The George R. White Studio at Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Avenue
An evening of collaborations where a dance with the devil, a baroque breakdown, and world-class musicians combine for an unforgettable dance experience.
Histoire du Soldat continues Attack Theatre’s history of exciting collaborations by bringing together world-class musicians with original, contemporary dance works choreographed by Artistic Directors and Founders Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza.
Chatham Baroque joins Attack Theatre for a world-premiere dance work, A Tiny Droplet of a Portrait, featuring an original score composed by Attack Theatre’s Music Director, Grammy-nominated Dave Eggar. This new work juxtaposes a baroque tradition with contemporary sounds and movement. This is a duet performed by Attack Theatre dancers Kaitlin Dann and Brent Luebbert. Accompanied by Chatham Baroque, this dance of intricate partnering and expressive gesture create compelling physical portraits of an emotional landscape.
Back by popular demand, the evening continues when Attack Theatre reunites with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (on February 23, 26, 27, Carnegie Mellon School of Music musicians with Conductor Daniel Meyer on March 1) for Igor Stravinsky’s timeless tale of greed and temptation, The Soldier’s Tale. This is a story of a soldier’s Faustian bargain, exchanging his violin for wealth and fortune, and ultimately sacrificing his love of relationships and music. This work is expressed through dance, spoken text, and music. The performance features Dane Toney as the foolhardy “Soldier,” Liz Chang and Kaitlin Dann as the conniving “Devil,” Ashley Williams as the chaste “Princess,” and Peter Kope as the “Narrator,” who leads the audience through this intriguing tale.