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Danceworks Performance MKE and Aperi Animam present…

Dixit Dominus and Cantos

with world premiere choreography by Christal Wagner and Maria Gillespie
May 17-19, 2024
at Calvary Presbyterian Church
935 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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About the show: Joining forces, Danceworks Performance MKE and APERI ANIMAM set out on a rhythmic journey with George Frideric Handel’s passionate rendition of ‘Dixit Dominus.’ Composed by the prodigious 22-year-old Handel in 1707 during his time in Italy, this earlier work presents a flamboyant tapestry of intricate vocal lines woven with a prominent rhythmic gusto. With its dynamic interplay between soloists and choir, ‘Dixit Dominus’ exudes a sense of dramatic fervor that reflects Handel’s profound ability to evoke both grandeur and intimacy while amplifying the sentiments of the war between heaven and hell. In juxtaposition to Handel’s baroque style, this concert features a world premiere by choreographer Maria Gillespie that carefully pairs sophisticated repertoire with her authentically raw movement aesthetic, highlighting secular works in the polyphonic style.

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Photos by Artistic Director, Christal Wagner