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PRESS CONTACTN
EW
W
ORLD
S
YMPHONY
C
RAIG
H
ALL
e-craig.hall@nws.eduo-305-428-6740
Website:
Musicianchoregrapherforum.blogspot.com
Facebook:
METAMOTO Musician + Choreographer Forum
Additional contacts:
Lydia Bittner-Baird, Curatore-lydiabbaird@gmail.comc-303-475-3086Letty Bassart, Choreographere-lettybas@yahoo.comc-786-797-5902Yara Travieso, Choreographere-yaratravieso@gmail.comc-786-281-0493
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASET
HE
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EW
W
ORLD
S
YMPHONY
 
AND
M
IAMI
D
ANCE
F
UTURES
 
PRESENT
METAMOTO
D
ANCE
F
ORUM
A
 
COLLABORATIVE
 
EVENING
 
CURATED
 
BY
 
DANCE
 
ARTIST
 
LYDIA
 
BITTNER
 
BAIRD
 
FEATURING
 
THE
 
WORK
 
OF
 
CHOREOGRAPHERS
L
ETTY
B
ASSART
 
AND
Y
ARA
T
RAVIESO
; C
OMPOSERS
D
ANIEL
B
ERNARD
R
OUMAIN
 
AND
J
EROME
 B
EGIN
;
AND
 
FELLOWS
 
OF
 
THE
N
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W
ORLD
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YMPHONY
MAY 11
TH
AND 12
TH
AT 7PMNEW WORLD CENTER
WHO:
Choreographers, Letty Bassart and Yara Travieso with Fellows of the New World Symphonyfeaturing the compositions of Jerome Begin and Daniel Bernard Roumain.
WHAT: M
ETAMOTO
.
Drawing its title from the prefix
meta 
meaning “beyond” and the phrase
con moto 
, a tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played "with motion," this first-of-its-kind DanceForum aims to stretch the perimeter of classical sound and contemporary movement.
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 11
th
@7pmThursday, May 12
th
@ 7pm
WHERE:
New World Center, 500 17
th
Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
TICKETS:
(April 11, 2011) Coming off the heels of Julliard’s Beyond the Machine (NYC) and Miami LightProject/Adrienne Arsht Center’s Here and Now (Miami), choreographers Yara Travieso and Letty Bassartpremiere
Metamoto
. Inspired by the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center inaugurated in January ofthis year, these two Miami-born choreographers investigate the power of movement and sound.
Metamoto
, a presentation of the New World Symphony and Miami Dance Futures, will feature two dances1) Letty Bassart’s
Requiem for a Mustard Seed Closes in Song Act II 
and 2) Yara Travieso’s
SET 
.In
Requiem…
Letty Bassart collaborates with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, a quartet of New WorldSymphony Fellows, and visual artist Laura Luna to look at faith and miscarriage in spite of ____ (fill in theblank). The work is an extension of Bassart’s
100 
. For
100 
, Bassart gave herself a challenge: dedicate
100 
hours to a work (thinking time, studio time, tech. time, …) and see what happens. “The result was aconceptual and literal nose dive into the unknown,” says Bassart. “Requiem goes on to explore how wedeal with that unknown; what we do once there” She broaches the subject by using cabbages asmetaphors for our ideas and obsessions, umbrellas as inept protectors from our fears, hurled brusselsprouts as precarious landmarks, and a cinder block monolith as yellow-brick road gone awry. Thesemetaphors live on-screen and on the ground.In
SET 
, Yara Travieso collaborates with composer Jerome Begin, a septet of New World SymphonyFellows, visual artists Ryan Hartley, architectural designer Chat Travieso as well as fashion designerFabiola Arias. For the performance, Begin will amplify seven string instruments electronically, andprocess them live. By doing so he aims to shatter the expectations of a formal orchestral experience. Inconjunction, to warp the expectations of storytelling, Travieso will present live and recorded cinematicepisodes of moving images and architecture. "We wanted to create a world full of distortion anddisorientation, both sonically and visually, zooming into how terrifying this could be, or exciting, orliberating or..!"Curator Lydia Bittner Baird explains “What makes this evening so exciting is the depth and innovation ofeach collaboration. That is evident within each work, throughout the evening, and in the very launching ofthis event in this building. This event is happening thanks to the New World Symphony’s ability to do whathas already been done in a completely new way. Music and dance together are not new, but I believe
Metamoto
has the potential to change how people think about this age old pairing.”“This event epitomizes what the New World Center is all about: celebrating the traditions and uniqueaspects of cultural disciplines, and combining them, forming a different, yet powerful and compellingexperience,” said Craig Hall, Vice President for Communications of the New World Symphony. “Thecreativity and energy of these young yet immensely talented artists, results in a palpable excitement thatpermeates the performance.”
Metamoto
 
has been made possible with funding support from the City of Miami Beach, Cultural AffairsProgram, and Cultural Arts Council; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the CulturalAffairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, YoungArts, theTempo Miami resort, as well as production support from Thought Loom, Inc.
NOTE: Requiem for a Mustard Seed Closes in Song Act I was commissioned by Miami Light Project and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as part of its Miami Made Festival.
 
Select BiosL
ETTY
B
ASSART
(choreographer,
Requiem for a Mustard Seed Closes in Song Act II 
)-
Letty Bassart’swork is driven by a reverence for human experience and obsession for the telling details. Movement andtext form the legs of her pieces. She asks these legs are asked to run marathons, jump hurdles, andexhaust the possibilities. A dancer by trade, her work as a choreographer began through her other livesas hospice nurse and educator. She often draws on these experiences and collaborates with artists andscientists alike. She is a three-time Miami-Dade Choreographer Fellowship recipient (2008, 2010, and2011). In 2009, she was awarded an Artist Access grant to study with Victoria Marks. She has creatednearly a dozen commissioned pieces, including
Good, God, Go 
(2010) for the Incubator portion of ArshtCenter Miami-Made Festival, and
Remnants and Umbrellas 
(2009) for Miami Beach’s Sleepless Nights, acollaboration with Miami Beach Cinematheque featuring the films of Agnes Varda. Her work has beenperformed at Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City (
Anthropology of Apology 
2006) and throughoutSouth Florida. In addition to short-format pieces like
100 
(2009), she has developed multiple eveninglength works, including
Flower Chronicles 
(2007) and
Salt 
(2008). As a dancer, she performed extensivelylocally and abroad with contemporary and Spanish dance companies, including Ballet Español RositaSegovia. A soloist with the Segovia Company, she also performed in multiple Florida Grand Operaproductions of
Carmen 
,
Traviata 
, and
Turandot 
, as well as its premiere of the
Festival de Falla.
As awriter, she has published more than 20 essays, and was the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment forthe Arts fellowship. Also passionate about building the arts community in her hometown, Miami, she isDirector of Artist Services for Arts for Learning and launched Dance Talks. Most recently, she wascommissioned by Miami Light Project & the Adrienne Arsht Center to craft a new work for Here & Now2011. For her
Metamoto
premiere, she will collaborate with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and visualartist, Laura Luna.
D
ANIEL
B
ERNARD
R
OUMAIN
(Composer-
Requiem…
)-
Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovativecomposer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination.Provingthat he’s "about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets" (
New York Times 
), DBR recentlycollaborated and performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s
American Idol 
. His accolades range from beingvoted as "America’s Assignment" on the
CBS Evening News 
, to receiving praise as one of the "Top 100New Yorkers" (
New York Resident 
), "Top 40 Under 40" business people (
Crain’s New York Business 
),one of the entertainment industry’s "Top 5 Tomorrow’s Newsmakers" (1010 WINS Radio), and spotlightedas a "New Face of Classical Music" in
Esquire Magazine 
. DBR recently composed music for DanielBeaty’s play
Resurrection 
directed by Oz Scott, the feature ESPN television segment
E:60 Homeless Basketball 
in which DBR was bestowed with a Sports EMMY nomination for Outstanding MusicalComposition, and feature documentary films -
Strange Things 
by Alexandria Hammond and
Off and Running 
by Nicole Opper, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and is scheduled to air nationally onPBS’ award-winning series,
P.O.V.
, in 2010. DBR has worked with Seattle Theatre Group for five years asMusic Director for More Music @ The Moore, a training and performance program at Seattle's MooreTheatre. He regularly composes for orchestras and chamber music ensembles around the globe and tourswith his genre-jumping ensemble DBR & THE MISSION. DBR is currently completing a new work fororchestra commissioned by the Sphinx Consortium, as well as his new solo album,
Woodbox Beats &Balladry 
(Thirsty Ear Recordings). A native of Margate, Florida, DBR studied music as an undergraduateat Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music where he currently serves as a visiting professor ofcomposition, and completed his masters and doctoral work at the University of Michigan under thetutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom.

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