Synopsis by Forrest Spencer
Violin virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma has entertained audiences around the world with his extraordinary talents. He constantly explores the musical ideas of any composer, seeking to bring form to the piece. This is the fifth of six Inspired by Bach programs that blend the music against a story or a short film. In this video, Ma and Japanese Kabuki dancer Tamasaburo Bando explore ways to choreograph Kabuki movements with an unaccompanied violin section, both working in conjunction and isolation to find the musical thoughts of the piece and translating them into the delicate, ancient dance movements. The end result will leave the viewer amazed, enthralled, and delighted by these two artists.
choreographer, classical-music, kabuki, violinist