Live Score Ballet: Still Waters + Try to Remember

(Photo | Courtesy of Paula Dreyer)

World-renowned choreographer Kevin Jenkins collaborates with local pianist Paula Dreyer. Together, they take the viewer on a visually captivating journey in two different ballet film productions. This special evening at Tin Pan Theater will culminate in a live performance by Paula Dreyer as she sets her music to dancers from around the world in videos created during the height of the pandemic. The two ballets featuring Paula’s music are:

Still Waters
First premiered in Chicago in 2020, this ballet feels like one long sigh of relief, from beginning to end, featuring picturesque choreographic moments fitted to an achingly beautiful score by Paula Dreyer. You will see intricate movement patterns traced across the stage all while being carried away by the gentle notes of a piano.

Try to Remember
Recently premiered in 2022, this ballet represents the collaborative efforts of an entire family with the lyrics, story, design and choreography all created by Kevin’s immediate family. Brought to life by the musical performance of Paula Dreyer, this ballet tugs at all of your heartstrings as it follows a couple from young love, through a war, and picking up the pieces of their lives in the aftermath.

Paula will perform live with:
Connect

During the height of the pandemic, gifted Chicago dance photographer Peter Hinsdale summoned talented dancers from around the world to film themselves dancing in their environment with no music. Paula carefully set her original music to the video, paying close attention to timing, movements and energy.

Typically, choreographers create their movements based on music. This process was the opposite, with the music being set to the movement.

This project speaks to our shared humanity — each of us living through this bizarre time, coping and connecting in the best way that we know how. Come and experience this beautiful video while Paula performs live.

July 11, 2022, 7-9pm
Tin Pan Theater – Newly Renovated
Year: 2022
Runtime: 80 minutes
Language: English
Director: Kevin Jenkins + Paula Dreyer
Tin Pan Theater – Newly Renovated
869 NW Tin Pan Alley
Bend, OR 97703
Tickets: bendfilmyear-round

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