horngems midtown concerts logo           Donate button

BALAM Dance TheatrePassage into a Baroque Labyrinth.

An imaginative entertaining pastiche of music, drama, and dance inspired by Baroque garden labyrinths. Used for walking meditations, the garden labyrinth, with its twists, turns, and hidden destinations, suggests a deeper truth behind life’s illusory facade.

Lisa Terry-Bass, viola da gamba
Kenneth Hamrick, harpsichord
Ryan Closs, theorbo
Maureen Murchie, violin

Carlos Fittante
Inma Heredia
Toshinori Hamada
Yumiko Niimi
Robin Gilbert
Liliana Ong-Bello

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), founded in 1979 by choreographer, dance educator, and movement researcher Islene Pinder, is a NYC based chamber-sized ensemble offering a vision of contemporary dance that fuses diverse dance styles and historical periods from around the world. Directed by Carlos Fittante, a baroque dance specialist, the company’s repertoire blends the dazzling opulence and aura of of East/West court dance traditions, eclectic movement and music, striking masks, imaginative props, and vibrant costumes to create a dance-theatre that captivates audiences of all ages. BALAM has performed throughout the United States and internationally at renowned venues such as: Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, American Museum of Natural History, and the Bali International Arts Festival, to mention a few. Its work has received acclaim from audiences, critics, scholars, and dignitaries alike, including critical praise mentioned in the New York Times, Village Voice, and endorsements from the Indonesian Consulate of New York, and the Governor of Bali.

Artist Website


1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be live streamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94474265453
Meeting ID: 944 7426 5453

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are currently live streamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.