Oct 22 2021
"Dancing to Scarlatti, Listening to Ballet: Animat...

"Dancing to Scarlatti, Listening to Ballet: Animat...

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College, Maeve Sterbenz, presents the first Granoff Music Center Colloquium of the semester. She will speak about the relationship between music and dance in a contemporary ballet called Seven Sonatas, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. The talk will consider ballet as a lens for music analysis. The dancing body provides a rich source of affective attributes and gestures that listeners may project onto sounds and sonic patterns. Through physical movement, Ratmansky’s ballet vividly animates Scarlatti’s music, shaping musical interpretation in striking and unexpected ways. This colloquium is presented by the Granoff Music Fund.

Admission Info

Due to COVID regulations, live audiences at Tufts Music events are restricted to individuals with a Tufts ID only who have filled out the Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey.
Free; no tickets required. This event will be presented through Zoom - Meeting ID: 955 9656 7782, Passcode: 536297

Dates & Times

2021/10/22 - 2021/10/22

Location Info

Granoff Music Center

217 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144