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CIRQUE CARNAVAL - PART I

DSO Digital Concerts

CIRQUE CARNAVAL - PART I

DSO Digital Concerts

Thursday, October 29—7:30pm

Thursday, October 29—7:30pm
Orchestra Hall
45 minutes

Drawing on classical favorites and circus artistry, Troupe Vertigo leads us on a breathtaking experience featuring dizzying aerial acts, acrobatic perfection, contortionism, object manipulation (juggling), and more. They will lift your spirit and leave you in awe.

Artists

Jeff Tyzik

conductor

Grammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic – a post he has held for 23 seasons.

Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called it “one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.”

Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, visit jefftyzik.com.

Troupe Vertigo

acrobats

Los Angeles-based theatrical circus company, Troupe Vertigo, was founded in 2009 by Aloysia Gavre (Cirque du Soleil) and her husband Rex Camphuis (Pickle Family Circus/ Film & Theater Producer). They create an eclectic and refreshing mix of circus-dance-theater works that ignite the imagination with mentally and physically spellbinding performances.

Troupe Vertigo encompasses the wide spectrum of the performing arts including performances at theaters, concert halls, festivals and special events.

Troupe Vertigo has been creatively involved with world class symphonies contributing widely with their theatrical sensibilities to help create new audiences to Symphonic Concerts. Including most recently with renowned Maestro Jack Everly for Cirque Goes Broadway and Cirque Cracker with the Phoenix Symphony. 

Their unique perspective on the circus arts have led to a variety of speaking engagements including with The Center Theater Group Los Angeles, Directors Lab West, TEDx Talk and The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. As well in publications for the cover story of Dance Teacher Magazine {August 2016} and in the book Ordinary Acrobat.

Troupe Vertigo premiered its first show in Los Angeles, Big Top for a New Generation, in 2010 at the Ford Amphitheater with a young rock n' roll group—Nightmare & The Cat, featuring Django and Sam Stewart.

The company returned to the Ford Amphitheater in 2012 with Nighthawks: A Film Noir Circus, inspired by American Jazz, Edward Hopper paintings and the gritty streets of crime novels from Hammett to Chandler.

2016 brought the creation of their newest work to life entitled TABLEAUX originally presented by the Dance Resource Center at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Tableaux features five women inquiring about confinement and freedom, while finding themselves constrained on an island of boxes, trapped by the constrictions of society and themselves.

Troupe Vertigo's facility is also home to Cirque School, LA's premier circus training space, which inspires an appreciation for the circus arts for "Anybody with Any Body".

Due to their Los Angeles home and having Cirque School as their sister company Aloysia & Rex's expertise are used often for the film & television industry. Most notably for Rebel Wilson's aerial performance in Pitch Perfect 2 and with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz who utilized Cirque School resources not only for circus instruction but for character background research for the film Water for Elephants.

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