September 14 & 15 – 8 p.m. – at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park
For the first time on the Capitol stage: an interplay of music, image, poetry and movement. Join us for an exciting evening of innovation and entertainment.
This unconventional performance combines piano works by some of the most innovative and notorious composers of the early 20th century – Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, and Béla Bartók – with dance, images, poetry, and video projections. Pianist Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp embarks, together with MileZero Dance and its artistic director, Gerry Morita, on a journey into the inner workings of art and society. With their multi-media creation, Reiswich-Dapp and Morita show that these pioneering works, written during the first world war and its aftermath, remain as fresh and relevant today as when they were first created Similarly, the Capitol Theatre combines the 1929 environment of the original with 21st century state of the art technical possibilities. The Capitol Theatre provides an ideal space for this performance.
This performance is the culmination of four years of Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp’s doctoral research which has been recognized and supported by several major scholarships, including the first and only Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for a student in Music. This event is supported by the University of Alberta, Fort Edmonton Park, The Piano Centre Edmonton, and Da-Lite.
Capitol Theatre artistic director, Amanda Bergen, whose focus is on local artists, is very pleased to welcome exciting talent from our own community to perform at Fort Edmonton Park. Join us for a drink and enjoy an evening of music, radical innovation and beauty at the Capitol Theatre. Experience the timelessness of the true avant-garde.
“Experience the beauty of music emerging from the threshold of performers’ bodies that appear live and in various media, instruments, images, projections, poetic texts, light and shadow, colours, hues, shades, and timbres – the very sensory richness and physicality of this performance – invite the spectator to delve into an intermedial realm, explore the process of perceiving, and discover the creative involvement of one’s own self in the work.”
– Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp