Choreography: Mariana Oliveira
Music: Bachianas No. 8 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Arrangement by Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Editions Max Eschig, © Editions Durand, Paris (Universal Music Publishing Group), publisher and copyright owner Master Recording Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
When listening to the Villa-Lobos composition, the image of a flower in the desert crossed my mind. I wondered if such a thing was even real, and after some research, I discovered the Brazilian “Mandacaru” flower, which is a cactus flower that grows in the desert areas. Two questions struck me: how could something so beautiful and delicate appear in such a precarious condition, and for how long can it survive? Beauty in Chaos, is a reflection on love and time within our modern society.
World Premiere: February 15-18, 2018 at the Todd Bolender Center