A Note from Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Stanford Live


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

I’m writing today to tell you about a show I’m incredibly excited about. Australia’s DanceNorth will be bringing its work Attractor to the Bing Concert Hall next week for two performances. The piece combines thrilling dance with live music and draws the audience in like no other dance work I’ve experienced. I had the opportunity to see it twice—first in Portland and then last year in Brisbane—and both times I was blown away by its virtuosity and originality.

 

 

This is my first dance program at the Bing. After the success of CIRCA’s Humans this fall, I cannot think of a better setting for this piece. I’ve been intentional in selecting dance works that include live music and the Indonesian duo at the core of the piece—Senyawa—is spectacular. During my recent trip to NYC, I ran into Rachel Cooper, head of programming for the Asia Society, who was thrilled that we were bringing them to Stanford. She suggested that they were the most exciting music to come out of that region in a long time. For that reason, we’ve also added a concert with them in the Studio on Saturday night.

 

So if you’re a fan of dance, live music or if you’re just curious and want to try something new, I highly recommend checking out one of these shows. 

Hope to see you there.

Chris Lorway
Executive Director
Stanford Live