Nadia Sirota

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Activated Chambers: A Performance Journey Featuring yMusic and Nadia Sirota

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Join us as the magnificent Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is electrified by a flurry of music, dance, and video. In a three-part event, small groups will be guided through activated chambers of performance showcasing collaborations between choreographers and composers from the USC Kaufman School of Dance, the USC Thornton School of Music, and the internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic.

Audiences will be led through performances of works for stage, screen, and multimedia installation, culminating in the West Coast premiere of Andrew Norman’s newest work for yMusic, created specifically for the event and accompanied by original choreography.

Equally elegant and unkempt, ordered and disordered, formal and informal, “Activated Chambers” is a fusion of reactive artforms playing on and with each other as a new construction, a new compound—and a new movement.

The event will close with a post-show discussion led by Nadia Sirota, yMusic violist and host of the Peabody Award–winning podcast Meet the Composer, along with USC professors Jennifer McQuiston Lott, Dawn Stoppiello, and Rick Schmunk.