Agnieszka Laska Dancers
ALLEGRO CON HUMORE
Tomas Svoboda 75th Anniversary
Seven years after staging the first set, THREE ETUDES ON LOVE, (Etudes Nos. 6, 7, 8) of Tomas Svoboda's masterful set of piano etudes, the entire collection is scheduled for premiere on Tomas Svoboda's 75th Birthday (Dec. 6, 2014). Having performed the THREE ETUDES ON LOVE set with Tomas several times, we deeply regret that due to medical circumstances, Tomas cannot perform with us now. We offer this tribute for Tomas, his family, colleagues and fans - a tribute to one of Oregon's most prominent cultural treasures. Since the 2007 premiere of THREE ETUDES ON LOVE - Agnieszka Laska has been steadily choreographing and bringing out additional pieces on small stages.
In the classical concert hall tradition, Tomas Svoboda is Oregon's most performed living composer -- over 1000 performances world wide. His long career as composer, performer, educator has left an indelible impression on our fine art musical culture. Literally hundreds of students have learned performance techniques, composition and theory from the periphery of his brilliant musical mind. Svoboda's "Etudes..." (in Fugue Style) are held by many to embody his core compositional essence, a carefully crafted musical vocabulary built primarily of imitation counter point, crisply turned phrasing and rock-solid structure.
Agnieszka Laska Dancers with Igor Lipinski at the piano
- complete choreographic staging of Tomas Svoboda's
NINE ETUDES in Fugue Style for Piano
Vol. I, Op.44 (1966)
Vol. II, Op.98 (1980-84)
Sat. Sun. Dec 6th & 7th @ 7:00 PM
Saint Annes Chapel
Furman Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 map
admission: $10 - $20 - tickets at the door
The 75th Anniversary celebration and production of ALLEGRO CON HUMORE is made possible by generous support of Ronni Lacroute and WillaKenzie estate.
ALD is a modern, multi-media, dance company — now in its 12th year. We've staged over 180 performances in 3 countries on 2 continents with over 250 different dancers, 150 musicians, 12 actors, 14 children and 1 dog — over 22,000 have attended at wide-ranging venues, including 5 international dance festivals. ALD prides itself on the extensive number of performances we've staged with musicians aboard (i.e. not in the can). Our signature is collaboration — we relish it and consistently deliver inspired highbred art.
We are a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public benefit, non-profit corporation. We serve the community in the fine arts tradition as a modern dance company. Our artistic/educational mission is to advance the art of modern dance, primarily through engaging performance, coupled with educational opportunities when they arise and are pertinent to the work.
All pictures by Chris Leck Photography