The time has finally come! After over a year from its conception, my new evening length work THIRST is premiering TOMORROW!!
Dress rehearsal was an absolute thrill and we are so ready to share this work with you. Here's a sneak peak of what we have in store for you...
We hope you can join us for this incredible milestone, marking not only THIRST's premiere, but also Da-On Dance's inaugural season!
Three nights only, this Thursday Friday and Saturday, Sept 26-28 at 8pm at Danspace Project - St. Marks Church (10th street and 2nd ave).
Link to reserve tickets: http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/detail.php?id=231
Can't wait to see you all there!
With love and excitement, Jin Ju
SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER CAMPAGIN: CHECK!!!!!
The WARMEST thank you to all of you who contributed. We are so deeply humbled by your generosity and support. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!!! So much love from all of us at Da-On Dance!!!
THIRST premieres this week! Get your tickets now!
THANK YOU for all the support you have shown us this far. Your help is not only carrying us financially, but it is also carrying us emotionally, with feelings of positivity and encouragement. Thank you. We are only 10 days away from our opening and we are simply THRILLED. After over a year of working on this piece, carving it, exploring it, researching it, eating and breathing it, we feel immensely excited - and SO ready - to share it with you. Take a peak at our wonderful dancers' journey in this short and sweet video of what THIRST means to them. We are about $1,500 and 9 days away from our Kickstarter goal. This is our home stretch and we believe that with your generous support we can make it through! We hope to see you, September 26 - 28 at Danspace Project St. Mark's Church for the premiere of THIRST.
With much gratitude,
Jin Ju Song-Begin and All of us at Da-On Dance
Check out our new video offering a glimpse into the creation of the musical score for Thirst! The score for THIRST is composed by Jerome Begin, and it will be played by cellist Loren Dempster. The piece is written for amplified and electronically processed cello. During the performance, Jerome will use various equipment to process the sound of the cello with electronic effects. He will control these effects via a customizable touch screen interface. This allows the electronics to be "played" as a musical instrument. The effects interact in dynamic ways with the sound of the cello, requiring Begin and Dempster to work together in the same manner as any regular chamber music group. In this video, you will see Jerome and Loren working in the studio, taking a first crack at shaping the effects for the piece. Loren is working off of small snippets of the score for the purposes of testing and shaping the unusual sounds that emanate from the cello as a result of this processing. We hope you enjoy this peek into the creative process!
And yes, Loren is playing the cello with 2 bows.