2014 American Ballet Theatre Conversation Series - Dance Partners: Music & Movement

What comes first? The music or the moves?

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In a facilitated discussion, curated by former ballet dancer and Queensland University of Technology's Associate Professor Gene Moyle, American Ballet Theatre's Music Director and Conductor Ormsby Wilkins and Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Director of Artistic Planning Richard Wenn explore the role and relationship musical composition has with choreography.

Drawing on Wilkins' extensive experience with American Ballet Theatre, and inspired by the pieces presented in 'Three Masterpieces' Wilkins steps through key qualities, scores and the history of how to 'read' music in its support of aesthetic and meaning in ballet.

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