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Memory Book - Program 3: R/Evolutionary (April 19-21, 2013)

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Amour Gitan
A pas de deux of 'Gypsy Love' with choreography from Karen Gabay
set to Ravel's 'Tzigane' performed live onstage by
guest artists Violinist Lev Polyakin and Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi.
This was one of Gabay’s earliest choreographic works.

Amour Gitan
Choreography: Karen Gabay
Music: Maurice Ravel

All photos by Robert Shomler

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Karen Gabay and Maykel Solas

Pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi and violinist Lev Polyakin

"Amour Gitan, a duet [Gabay] devised in 1998 to Ravel's 'Tzigane', allowed her and Maykel Solas to cavort like gypsies under the spell of Eros. They raised the temperature in the hall a few degrees."
  Allan Ulrich
  San Francisco Chronicle

"Amour Gitan became a lovely interlude of romance a la gypsy. A splendid Maykel Solas partners her. [Gabay] truly came alive as a lover who was teasing and flirtatious one moment and temperamental and sexually demanding the next. At the end, she generously shared a bouquet of red roses with Maykel and the fine musicians, pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi and violinist Lev Polyakin."
  Rita Felciano
  San Jose Mercury News

The Nutcracker        The Nutcracker : Karen Gabay

Program 1        Don Quixote : After Marius Petipa and
               Alexander Gorsky

Program 2        Les Rendezvous : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Méditation from Thaïs : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Clear : Stanton Welch
       Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 : Clark Tippet

Program 3        Duets : Merce Cunningham
       Glow-Stop : Jorma Elo
       Eighty One : Jessica Lang

   memory page design: Bob Marzewski