Lambertville, NJ – Roxey Ballet, New Jersey’s professional contemporary dance company, is proud to present, “Carmina Burana”, on March 9th and 10th at Roxey’s own Canal Studio Theater. This performance will be an interactive journey through the artistic sensibilities of founder and choreographer Mark Roxey, and award-winning composer Ryan James Brandau. This performance is the pre-cursor to Roxey Ballet joining Princeton Pro-Musica and the Princeton Girlchoir on Sunday, March 17th at the beautiful Richardson Auditorium, in Princeton NJ as guest artists.
Performing in Lambertville’s Canal Studio Theater, the structure of Roxey’s event will lend itself to audience interaction and the opportunity to ask questions of the work as it is being performed on the stage. The entire work will be broken down in verse, with the English read aloud; then the choreographed work and music, followed by discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to see the work behind artistic creation and expression. The dance will be performed by Roxey Ballets international professional company along with several trainees from The Mill Ballet School who have earned the opportunity to dance in this incredible series.
Carmina Burana is divided into three sections – Springtime, In the Tavern, and The Court of Love – preceded by and ending with an invocation to Fortune.
Carmina Burana was written between 1935 and 1936 for soloists, choruses and orchestra, and was initially conceived as a choreographed stage work.
The songs (over 1000 of them) were written in a mix of Latin, German and medieval French by the Goliards, a band of poet-musicians comprising scholars and clerical students, who celebrated with earthy humor the joys of the tavern, nature, love, and lust.
Although Orff set the original texts, he chose not to use the primitive musical notation that accompanied some of the songs.
Roxey Ballet welcomes you to join them for their 2019 Season beginning with Carmina Burana, followed by Cinderella, part of their Classical Children’s Series.
The 2019 Season ends strong with We Vs. C; Stories of Triumph over Cancer, part of Roxey Ballet’s Healing Arts Initiative. To learn more about these performances and purchase tickets, visit www.roxeyballet.org. or call 609-397-7616