Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

The Speed of Sound

September 28 – 30, 2018

Music takes center stage as Texture presents The Speed of Sound, at the New Hazlett Theater. This program features world premieres by Artistic Directors Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman, each utilizing dynamic musical selections that are filled with a multitude of layered tempos, tonality, and emotion. 

Alan Obuzor’s new work is set to music of renowned composer Philip Glass. In this piece, extreme movements and quick footwork keep pace with Glass’s music, which is known for its morphing sounds, overlapping melodies, and broad sweeping tones.

The second work on this program features music by Scottish band Frightened Rabbit and pays tribute to lead vocalist and guitarist, the late Scott Hutchison. This new creation by Kelsey Bartman draws on the vulnerability of the band’s lyrics and instrumentals to embody experiences surrounding depression. 

Filled with passion and artistry, Texture is thrilled to bring music to life in The Speed of Sound!

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