Make Music Winter, Friday, Dec. 21st

Characters of the Dance

Composer/conductor Andrew Bolotowsky plays masterpieces for Baroque flute and accompanies the audience as they sing assorted holiday music to celebrate the season, led by Mary Hurlbut. In the Baroque portion of the program, costumed models will gesture with pantomime and early ballet steps to Jean Fery Rebel’s “Les Caracteres de la dance” (1715). Representing different “characters,” they will invite the audience and passersby to imitate a step or two, and to take one the personas. Additional pieces for flute will include Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” (1725) transposed for flute by Jean Jacques Rousseau and published in 1775, George Frideric Handel’s “The Royal Fireworks Music” (1749), and François Couperin’s “Le Rossignol en amour Avec double” (1722). The program will close with a sing-along of carefully selected Christmas Carols led by “Santa Claus.”

Presented in partnership with Spring Studio (aka Minerva’s Drawing Studio), a staple in the SoHo community for 27 years.

From 12:00–12:40pm at Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, at Broome Street between Chrystie Street and Forsyth Street. Take the B/D train to Grand Street, F train to Second Avenue or J train to Bowery.

Just show up prepared to take part in the fun!

Illustration by Kyle Lambert of Callout Creative