Apr 09 2010
The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky + Charles Ferdinand Ramuz

8PM Barnes Hall

Performance conducted by Damien Mahiet (Ph.D musicology '11 candidate), with local performers.  With visiting artist Caroline Copeland, choreographer, and visiting acotr and director Michael Tolaydo, professor of Dramatic Arts, St. Mary's College, MD.

A fusion of the arts with drama, ballet and music, in a story-telling of the Russian folktale of a soldier tricked by the devil, then tricking the devil, before meeting his final fate.  The Soldier's Tale plays on the world of street or fairground entertainment to explore the relation between actors and audience, music and speech.