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Only 2 days
until the
of a
new production of
Igor Stravinsky's
Histoire du Soldat
("The Soldier's
at Galapagos
Art Space
on Wednesday,
March 23, 2011.


Histoire du Soldat

The new production will feature violinist Tim Fain, choreographer Lar Lubovitch, dancers from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, dramaturge A. Scott Parry, and LE TRAIN BLEU, conducted by Ransom Wilson.

Star violinist Tim Fain, fresh from his on- and off-screen appearance in the film Black Swan, will perform the featured solo violin part. Dance legend Lar Lubovitch will choreograph the work for members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. MacArthur Award winner Jennifer Tipton will design the lighting, and New York City Opera stage director A. Scott Parry will serve as dramaturge. Additionally, the performance marks the debut of a new ensemble, LE TRAIN BLEU, conducted by renowned flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson.

Click here for RESERVED SEATING and reception with ARTISTS.
Click here for General Admission

As listed in the current issue of THE NEW YORKER magazine:

Goings On About Town: Classical Music "Histoire du Soldat"

"Galapagos Art Space, once a rebel outfit in Williamsburg, is now a cultural pace-setter, deeply rooted in Dumbo. Stravinsky's perpetually avant-garde show, a kind of Russian vaudeville, is nothing if not adaptable; this version features dances by Lar Lubovitch, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, and music performed by a new ensemble, Le Train Bleu (featuring the violinist Tim Fain), conducted by Ransom Wilson. (16 Main St., at Water St., Brooklyn. March 23 at 7:30 and 9:30.)"

To read more, click here.
Self-portrait as Soldier  by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Self-portrait as Soldier
by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Histoire du Soldat is a 1918 theatrical work "to be read, played, and danced," set to music by Igor Stravinsky. The libretto, based on a Russian folk tale, is by Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz and tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future. The music is scored for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, and percussion, and the story is told by three actors: the soldier, the devil, and a narrator. In this production, dancers will portray nonspeaking roles and serve to illuminate the story. The performance will be in English.

MUSICIANS (from Le Train Bleu): Brian Ellingsen (double bass), Alexey Gorokholinsky (clarinet), Shelley Monroe (bassoon), Hugo Moreno (trumpet), Jennifer Griggs (trombone), Ian Rosenbaum (percussion), and Tim Fain (violin).
from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company): Reid Bartelme (soldier), Nicole Corea (princess) and Attila Csiki (devil).
ACTORS: Reed Armstrong (devil) and John Arnold (soldier).
NARRATOR: William Ferguson.

Ransom Wilson conducting.
Ransom Wilson conducting.

Conductor Ransom Wilson has long been recognized as one of the foremost flutists in the world, and is receiving growing praise for his orchestral conducting as well. He is the founder and conductor of Solisti New York Orchestra, as well as the former Artistic Director of Oklahoma's OK MOZART International Festival. He has been guest conductor of many prestigious ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Hallé Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the New York City Opera. Currently a member of the music staff at the Metropolitan Opera, he will conduct the THE ACADEMY's Ensemble ACJW at Lincoln Center in May.

To read an interview with Ransom Wilson about "The Soldier's Tale," click here.

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Stravinsky's HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT at Galapagos Art Space.
Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

GENERAL ADMISSION at each show: $10 (students), $20 (mezzanine), $25 (lakeside), $40 (islands).
General Admission Tickets:

At 7:30pm show only - In addition to GENERAL ADMISSION (at the prices listed above), select RESERVED SEATING is available that includes an open bar and a post-performance reception with artists: $140 (of which $100 is a tax-deductible contribution to the Lubovitch company for support of the creation & performance of the project). For more information about Reserved Seating, contact Dick Caples at the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company: 212.221.7909 /
Reserved Seating Tickets:

Galapagos Art Space is located at 16 Main Street, (Dumbo) Brooklyn, NY.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Mission: The Lubovitch company was created to realize the artistic vision of Lar Lubovitch, one of the foremost contemporary choreographers in the United States. The company exists: (1) to create new work; (2) to perform those works (and facilitate the performance of those works by others) both in our home base of New York City and around the world; and (3) to teach people of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, in order to increase awareness and appreciation of dance.

History: Over the past 43 years, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company has gained a reputation as one of the world's leading modern dance companies and has performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 30 foreign countries. Lar Lubovitch has been cited by The New York Times as "one of the ten best choreographers in the world," and the company has been called a "national treasure" by Variety. The company is primarily focused on the creation of new dances, sometimes in collaboration with other top companies.

Contact: The Lubovitch company is located at 229 West 42nd Street, New York NY 10036. You can reach us at (212) 221-7909 or Or visit our website at

Support: The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The company also acknowledges the generous support of the Open Society Foundations' Performing Arts Recovery Initiative (administered by the Fund for the City of New York), McMullan Family Fund, Rudolph Nureyev Foundation for Dance, Jerome Robbins Foundation, A. Woodner Fund, and Harkness Foundation for Dance.


The Lubovitch company is a member of Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, ART/NY, Americans for the Arts and the Arts & Business Council of New York.
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