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The Three dancers (septets: saxophone, percussion, piano, accordion, violin, cello, double bass)

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2015)

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Three Dancers


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Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, percussion, accordion, piano, violin, cello, double bass.

Contents note: 1. Right Angle -- 2. Half Tango -- 3. Slide -- 4. Conversation -- 5. Cubist Counterpoint -- 6. CC Bass + Slide -- 7. Conversation (Reprise) -- 8. Quarter Tango -- 9. Left Angle

Commission note: Commissioned by Northwest Bach Festival, Sitka Summer Music Festival, El Paso Pro Musica, Dancenorth, International Wimbledon Music Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

First performance: at AFCM: Festival Farewell - The Three Dancers (Townsville Civic Theatre) on 8 Aug 2015

Inspired by Picasso's 'Three Dancers'.

Revised after premiere in Townsville


Resonate article: Elena Kats-Chernin: The Three Dancers by Malcolm Gillies

Resonate article: Kats-Chernin's 'The Three Dancers' in London by Malcolm Gillies


Performances of this work

7 May 2021: at CIMF21: Waltz to Tango (Fitters' Workshop).

7 May 2021: at CIMF21 [Online]: Waltz to Tango (Online). Featuring Claire Edwardes, Veronique Serret, Blair Harris, Rohan Dasika, James Nightingale, James Crabb.

1 Apr 2018: at Four Winds : Sound Shell Sunday - 3pm (Four Winds Sound Shell).

31 Jul 2016: at Concert crawl (various venues in Townsville).

3 Nov 2015: at The 3 Dancers (Sadler's Wells (London, UK)). Featuring Rambert, Didy Veldman.

23 Sep 2015: at The 3 Dancers (Theatre Royal, Plymouth (UK)). Featuring Rambert, Didy Veldman.

8 Aug 2015: at AFCM: Festival Farewell - The Three Dancers (Townsville Civic Theatre).

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