Monday, May 11, 2015

The Animals Taught Us To Dance and Sing - Krause's 'Biophony' Inspires New Ballet.

Bioacoustician Bernie Krause takes a bow with the Alonzo King Lines Ballet company after the world premiere of the new ballet 'Biophony'
April 8th, 2015, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco, CA.  Photo courtesy: Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

Visionary choreography takes a leap into the wild, as the celebrated Alonzo King Lines Ballet company collaborated with us recently on a new world premiere ballet inspired by Bernie's book, 'The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places'.

Providing a new creative association between Bernie Krause, Alonzo King, and composer Richard Blackford, the new performance piece is an apt celebration of the origins of both dance and music as natural soundscape and movement combine into an astonishing, artistic tribute to the natural world and the creative spirit. A recent article from San Francisco Weekly about the work is here.