Saturday, October 21, 2017

Havendance

David Holsinger’s first child, his daughter Haven, was the inspiration for his 1983 composition Havendance. Its driving rhythms represent the energy of an eight year old, who was constantly dancing and twirling around the house, dreaming of being a ballerina. The composition undergoes several variations in style, but it is always filled with energy. Some passages evoke the image of a single dancer, with solo pirouettes and leaps; these light efforts grow to draw in the full dance company with an unrelenting, underlying rhythm. (Source: David Bruce Adams)

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