French eurythmy artist Gabrielle Armenier will present a master class with orchestra on Wednesday, November 13, beginning at 11:15 a.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Eurythmy is an art of movement and forms that sculpts the space around the moving human being. With the creative laws of space and of non-linear time as working elements, eurythmists move between two centers of gravity: the human heart and the plane at infinity.
Gabrielle Armenier trained in ballet and modern dance before undertaking the four-year, full-time eurythmy training in Spring Valley, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Eurythmy Pedagogy from the Den Norske Eurythmihoyskole in Oslo, Norway, and a master’s degree in Eurythmy Pedagogy from the Freie Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. She founded the Gabrielle Armenier Eurythmy Agency in the spring of 2016 and is currently collaborating with professionals in the fields of the arts and higher education.
Her master class at Baylor University will feature music played by the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde. Ms. Armenier will perform interpretive dancing to the familiar “Rondeau” from Henry Purcell’s Abdelazer, the tango-infused Oblivion by Ástor Piazzolla, the overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Le nozze di Figaro, “Dance of the Knights” from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, and the overture to Leonard Bernstein’s musical Candide.
This Lyceum Series master class, made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.