Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Music
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Includes an intermission
A blend of drumming and percussive dance, the all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, builds energy and excitement in an avalanche of high energy sound and movement. Inspired by the South American gaucho tradition, renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas created Che Malambo to share the powerful and passionate art form of Malambo with international audiences. Malambo began in the 17th century as tests of agility, strength, and dexterity among the gaucho. Today this art form includes zapateo, fast-paced footwork inspired by galloping horses, whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made of cording and weighted stones, and the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos. Combined, these art forms make for a wildly energetic and powerful live performance you won’t want to miss.
"The dancers not only create their own music, but they also surround themselves with swirling discs of light.” – The New York Times
Part of the BD&P World Music series.
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Ideal for: Concerts & performances, large town hall meetings, graduation ceremonies,
and exclusive dinners on stage
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating, 240 – Dinner on the stage, 200 – Cocktail reception
Stage: Stage measures 63' wide by 48' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: A state of the art sound and lighting system, private lobby with many customizable features, event planning support
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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