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Live Baroque Music and Dance.

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  • BALAM Dance TheatreExcerpts from the Leycester Lyra Viol manuscript (1670) for solo viol, featuring Four Corantos
  • Scottish tunes by Francesco Barsanti (1742), played by viola da gamba and theorbo
  • Giovanni Kaspberger Toccata Arpegiatta for theorbo, 1604
  • Prelude in d minor and Fandango by Maestro Matias for Baroque guitar, 1786

Lisa Terry, viol
Ryan Closs, theorbo and baroque guitar
Carlos Fittante, choreographer, dancer, and castanets

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 including: Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, American Museum of Natural History, and the Bali International Arts Festival. 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.

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

This concert will be live streamed. You can watch it on your computer in any of three places by clicking on the name you wish: our websiteYouTube or Facebook.

In addition, join us for an intimate chat AFTER the concert on Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/97387940946
Meeting ID: 973 8794 0946

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 in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.