This concert is the culmination of the course, "How to Become a Recording Star." The students spend three weeks writing and rehearsing/preparing a multitude of songs in various ensembles to present in a concert format at the end of the term. Music of different styles will be performed. Many of the songs are original.
The award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble will be be presenting their Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed. The program channels the vibrancy of traditional Sephardi songs into spellbinding arrangements for modern audiences. With its cast of world-class players from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, England and the USA, the award-winning ensemble brings to life a storied landscape of vagabond queens, pauper poets, and love lost to the seas, set against the backdrop of legendary kingdoms and bustling port towns that vanished long ago. Rich with lush vocal harmonies, intricate textures and fiery rhythms and sung in endangered Judeo-Spanish Ladino, it’s an emotionally powerful concert that crackles with adventure, ricocheting from tradition to cutting edge in the blink of an eye.
Scattered combines our trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing aerial imagery with film and graphics, to create a unique visual production. Performed on a huge curved floor (think of a skateboard half pipe), which disappears skywards, Scattered creates a world in which the dancers move in, on and through the image. Scattered delves into the majesty and savagery of water, a fundamental force in our lives. Seven dancers plunge into an ocean, tumble down a waterfall, gasp with thirst under a scorching sun and slide on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty. A meteor shower of unlikely moments!
Scattered continues to feature in our repertoire and enjoyed successful international tours of China in 2012 and America in 2013.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588