198th Street and Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
MILONGA, VALS & DANZON: LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC INSPIRED BY DANCE
This classical celebration influenced by Latin dance forms will feature internationally acclaimed artists Elena Abend and Marcos Granados. A celebrated pianist, Elena has performed at renowned venues around the world, including Lincoln Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Toulouse Conservatoire, and Theatre Luxembourg in France. As a flutist, Marcos’ diverse repertoire spans from classical to folk, with an emphasis on Latin-American music. Recent performances include Wigmore Hall in London and the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Premium Orchestra Tickets are $39; Regular Orchestra Tickets are $30; Balcony Tickets are $25. The building is fully accessible by wheelchairs and walkers. For accessible seating in the theater, please give us a call at 262-781-9520. The Harris Theater is fully equiped with assisted listening devices. Please see the box office on the night of the show.
Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Gibbons has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats, bringing to shows her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humor and fun. My Own Company, her debut UK jazz album with James Pearson, was released in February 2015, with Gibbons sounding more beautiful and rarer than ever. All Tickets are $28. The building is fully accessible by wheelchairs and walkers. For accessible seating in the theater, please give us a call at 262-781-9520. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Duration includes a 15 minute intermission.
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET: "BIOPHONY"
Called "riveting" by the San Francisco Chronicle following its premiere in April 2015, Biophony is Alonzo King's newest work in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford. For more than 40 years, Krause has traveled the globe with microphones tuned to the earth and its creatures. His vast archive catalogs the collective sound of entire ecosystems—what Krause terms biophony. From the rainforests of Borneo to a waterhole in Kenya, from the Alaskan tundra to a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, his recordings carry imprints of habitat in peril. On stage these soundscapes reveal an intricate living orchestra cradling nature in suspension. The dancers’ senses are heightened amid calls of killer whales and tree frogs; their sweat seems to mingle with the mud, salt, and dust of their new sonic environments. They dance without ego, immersed in their song, unaware of being watched. We see classical technique refracted, distilled to an elemental purity that reminds us of our fellowship with all creatures; we see shoulder blades recast as vestigial wings. Biophony takes place not at the threshold of the civilized and primal, but at the rejoining of two worlds never meant to be apart.
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