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PREMIERE: Butterfly or Falling Leaf

  • Academy of Music and Movement, Oak Park, IL 605 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60302 (map)

Premiere of James' new work, Butterfly or Falling Leaf, in collaboration with MOMENTA Dance Company of Oak Park and choreographer Sarah Fuller.

James Falzone: clarinet
Ellen McSweeney: violin
Liz Weamer: cello
Tom Holmes: piano


James' new piece is inspired by this 1943 poem by Philip Larkin:

The Dancer 

   Or falling leaf,

   Which ought I to imitate

   In my dancing?

And if she were to admit
The world weaved by her feet
Is leafless, is incomplete?
And if she abandoned it,
Broke the pivoted dance,
Set loose the audience?
Then would the moon go raving,
The moon, the anchorless
Moon go swerving
Down at the earth for a catastrophic kiss.

Earlier Event: October 12
Improvised Music & Dance Collaboration
Later Event: November 3
PREMIERE: Butterfly Or Falling Leaf