FEBRUARY 8 2015 Heard Craig Hall. 3:00pm Pre-concert presentation at 2:15 An interactive presentation by Jamie Allen (Director of Education of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) Open to all ages The Soldier’s Tale is is a stunning theatre + live music work for narrator, actors, dancer, and a 7 piece orchestral ensemble – composed by the legendary Igor Stravinsky and with text written by Swiss author C.F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale drawn from the collection of Alexander Afanasyev.
The story is a dark Faustian fable that tells of a soldier who sells his magic fiddle to the devil, who promises to grant his every wish in return – which inevitably has its consequences.
The music is a mix of Stravinsky’s neo-classical style and his more modern composition – sounding almost jazz-like at times – for an intriguing combination of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, and percussion.
This February, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra is very proud to present the first first full music, theatre and dance performance of the work in the North Texas area at the Heard Craig Hall in McKinney.
The Odysseus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by Choreographer and Stage Director: Amiti Perry
Tickets Online Adult: $16 Senior/Student: $12
Door Adult: $18 Senior/Student: $14
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Amiti Perry, Stage Director and Choreographer
Amiti Perry received her BA in Dance from the University of North Texas and MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University. In 2006, Amiti founded æmp:dance/ amiti perry + company, with whom she created, presented and performed in multiple New York venues. She co-founded DIPdance with collaborator Coco Loupe in 2001, presented and performed works in New York, Texas, Louisiana and Ohio; performed as a guest artist with Rachel Lampert and Dancers (Ithaca, NY, 1999); Ellen Stokes Shadle (NYC 2006-2008); and performed, taught, assisted and designed, nationally and internationally, with Skip Costa/COREmovement Project-NYC (1999-2003). Her varied background includes teaching, performing and choreographing classic and contemporary modern, jazz, ballet, tap and musical theater.
Relocated back to her Texas roots in 2012, Amiti teaches as adjunct at the University of North Texas’ Department of Dance and Theatre where she has also performed and choreographed as a guest artist. She has had the pleasure to work with Satellite Dance Company under the direction of Mary Lynn Babcock and as a guest performer for Shelley Cushman. In 2013 she began collaborating with Dwayne and Ronda Craig as guest choreographer for Theatre at the Colony. Amiti is grateful for and excited about this new venture and collaboration with Jason Lim.