“Daniel is a visionary who creates grand pieces on a scale not usually seen at the Ford,” says Ford managing director of productions Adam Davis.
“I try to break traditions, to look at something we may have all viewed many times before and see it completely differently,”
According to Ezralow, the evening will begin with the “Awakening”
The choreography will be intimately linked to the music, and wild Up artistic director Christopher Rountree is enthusiastic about the collaboration. He is particularly passionate about the planned premiere of a new Bach deconstruction by Chris Kallmeyer (composer of the Bach As A Lens series) and a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 played by a completely different set of instruments than those Bach would have used, which will make the familiar piece sound wildly different and virtuosic. The two Bach pieces will “bookend” the evening. Also on the program will be dances choreographed to various 19th century composers as well as to the music of contemporary composer David Lang.
“This type of collaboration happens very rarely,” Rountree says. “We’re going to take old world music and adapt it to become something completely new. We define a concert as anything that draws people together to have a shared experience of listening, so this experiment is very exciting for us.”
Ezralow Dance takes place on Saturday, Sept.13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $65 and $80 (reserved seating), with aVIP package available for $100 that includes premium seating, a choice of wine or beer and on site parking. A $5 discount is available with advance purchase by Sept. 6. All proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation. The Ford Theatres are located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway, between Hollywood Blvd. and Barham Blvd. in the Cahuenga Pass. On site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle. FREE nonstacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford is available at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga.For more information and to purchase tickets call (323) 461-3673 (323 GO 1-FORD).