Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions

Scoring

flute, soprano saxophone, triple English horn, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, piano, harp, synthesizer(panned), percussion

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Details

30:00
2007

Pascal Rioult Dance Company, Jan. 26, 2008

Lehigh University

Lehigh University, Steven Sametz, conductor

Sametz Publications, rental

Program Notes

Commissioned by Lehigh University and set to an original score by Steven Sametz, Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions tells the story of a young boy and his estranged father. The boy’s forbidden desire to dance leads him into the fantastic land of the shapes and his father’s poignant search to find him shows the transforming power of love. Whimsical sets, costumes and dramatic lighting create the environment through which the boy, his father and the audience make their magical and touching journey.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VesdvdqZPo

Geared for young people and family audiences, Small Steps actively involves local students in the creative process through a series of workshops, giving them a special opportunity to perform on stage with professional dancers.

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original story by Deborah Sacarakis