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Ceremonial Dance

Ceremonial Dance

for string orchestra


  • Instrumentation: string orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
The ceremonial dance of the title is not a dance in actual existence, but a dance in my imagination. I got this idea from a dance I once saw that relied on the slow deliberate movements of Gagaku. As opposed to western dance, which aims at the heavens by resisting gravity and is based on geometric movements, ancient Japanese dance, instead of opposing gravity, plants the lower half of the body firmly on the Earth and has the ability to move in line with the slow movement of the Earth and the universe. The movement of the body line eventually unites with the power flowing to the centre of the universe. (Toshio Hosokawa)
Details
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Nippon Steel Arts Foundation for Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo and the conductor, Tadaaki Otaka
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : 20. Oktober 2000 Tokyo, Kioi Hall (J) · Dirigent: Tadaaki Otaka · Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
Year of composition: 2000
instrumentation: str(8.6.6.4.2 min)
Performances
Conductor: Stefan Geiger
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Bremen
2017-11-08 | Bremen (Germany), Übersee-Museum — 20:00
Conductor: Roland Kluttig
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2017-11-07 | Zürich (Switzerland), ZKO-Haus — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Geiger
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Bremen
2017-10-31 | Oldenburg (Germany), Freie Waldorfschule, Festsaal — 18:00
Conductor: Roberto Fores Veses
Orchestra: Orchestra d'Auvergne
2017-05-06 | Tokyo (Japan), Tokyo International Forum
2015-10-21 | Osaka (Japan), The Symphony Hall
Conductor: James MacMillan
Orchestra: Radio Kamer Filharmonie
2012-03-29 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan \'t IJ — 20.15 h
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2012-03-04 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 16.00 h
Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
Orchestra: Kymi Sinfonietta
2011-09-29 | Kouvola (Finland), Kaupungintalo
Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
Orchestra: Kymi Sinfonietta
2011-09-28 | Kotka (Finland), Konserttitalo
Conductor: Rüdiger Bohn
Orchestra: Orchester der Berufsfachschule für Musik Dinkelsbühl
2011-04-04 | Dinkelsbühl (Germany), Paulskirche
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2011-01-29 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-05-14 | St. Pölten (Austria), Festspielhaus, Haydn-Saal — 19.30 Uhr
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2009-03-11 | Zürich (Switzerland), Museum Rietberg, Werner-Abegg-Saal — 19.30 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2008-11-29 | München (Germany), Pinakothek der Moderne — 22.00 Uhr - Komponistenporträt I: Toshio Hosokawa
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2008-04-26 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Kazufumi Yamashita
Orchestra: Century Orchestra Osaka
2007-08-22 | Osaka (Japan), Izumi Hall
Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2007-06-01 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr - Komponistenportrait Toshio Hosokawa
Conductor: Chikara Imamura
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2005-04-09 | Oberhausen (Germany)
Conductor: Chikara Imamura
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2005-04-08 | Stade (Germany), Stadeum | national Premiere
Conductor: Tuomas Rousi
Orchestra: Virtuosi di Kuhmo
2003-03-02 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliaukio kirkko | national Premiere
Conductor: Ken Takaseki
Orchestra: Toho-Gakuen Orchestra
2002-06-16 | Fukui (Japan), Takefu-shi Bunka Center, Takefu
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-05 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-03 | Salzburg (Austria), Mozarteum
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-02 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-31 | Eindhoven (Netherlands), Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-30 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-29 | Den Haag (Netherlands), Dr Anton Philipszaal | national Premiere
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-21 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-20 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall | World Premiere
Audio Stream
The ceremonial dance of the title is not a dance in actual existence, but a dance in my imagination. I got this idea from a dance I once saw that relied on the slow deliberate movements of Gagaku. As opposed to western dance, which aims at the heavens by resisting gravity and is based on geometric movements, ancient Japanese dance, instead of opposing gravity, plants the lower half of the body firmly on the Earth and has the ability to move in line with the slow movement of the Earth and the universe. The movement of the body line eventually unites with the power flowing to the centre of the universe. (Toshio Hosokawa)
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Nippon Steel Arts Foundation for Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo and the conductor, Tadaaki Otaka
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : 20. Oktober 2000 Tokyo, Kioi Hall (J) · Dirigent: Tadaaki Otaka · Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
Year of composition: 2000
instrumentation: str(8.6.6.4.2 min)
Conductor: Stefan Geiger
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Bremen
2017-11-08 | Bremen (Germany), Übersee-Museum — 20:00
Conductor: Roland Kluttig
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2017-11-07 | Zürich (Switzerland), ZKO-Haus — 19:30
Conductor: Stefan Geiger
Orchestra: Landesjugendorchester Bremen
2017-10-31 | Oldenburg (Germany), Freie Waldorfschule, Festsaal — 18:00
Conductor: Roberto Fores Veses
Orchestra: Orchestra d'Auvergne
2017-05-06 | Tokyo (Japan), Tokyo International Forum
2015-10-21 | Osaka (Japan), The Symphony Hall
Conductor: James MacMillan
Orchestra: Radio Kamer Filharmonie
2012-03-29 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan \'t IJ — 20.15 h
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2012-03-04 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 16.00 h
Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
Orchestra: Kymi Sinfonietta
2011-09-29 | Kouvola (Finland), Kaupungintalo
Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
Orchestra: Kymi Sinfonietta
2011-09-28 | Kotka (Finland), Konserttitalo
Conductor: Rüdiger Bohn
Orchestra: Orchester der Berufsfachschule für Musik Dinkelsbühl
2011-04-04 | Dinkelsbühl (Germany), Paulskirche
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2011-01-29 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-05-14 | St. Pölten (Austria), Festspielhaus, Haydn-Saal — 19.30 Uhr
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2009-03-11 | Zürich (Switzerland), Museum Rietberg, Werner-Abegg-Saal — 19.30 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2008-11-29 | München (Germany), Pinakothek der Moderne — 22.00 Uhr - Komponistenporträt I: Toshio Hosokawa
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2008-04-26 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Kazufumi Yamashita
Orchestra: Century Orchestra Osaka
2007-08-22 | Osaka (Japan), Izumi Hall
Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2007-06-01 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr - Komponistenportrait Toshio Hosokawa
Conductor: Chikara Imamura
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2005-04-09 | Oberhausen (Germany)
Conductor: Chikara Imamura
Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia
2005-04-08 | Stade (Germany), Stadeum | national Premiere
Conductor: Tuomas Rousi
Orchestra: Virtuosi di Kuhmo
2003-03-02 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliaukio kirkko | national Premiere
Conductor: Ken Takaseki
Orchestra: Toho-Gakuen Orchestra
2002-06-16 | Fukui (Japan), Takefu-shi Bunka Center, Takefu
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-05 | Wien (Austria), Musikverein
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-03 | Salzburg (Austria), Mozarteum
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-11-02 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-31 | Eindhoven (Netherlands), Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-30 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-29 | Den Haag (Netherlands), Dr Anton Philipszaal | national Premiere
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-21 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra: Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
2000-10-20 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall | World Premiere
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