Monday, June 16, 2008

Meditative Movement Mandala Music and Dance Premiere in New York City

My latest piece of music, a composition for the modern dance company Murray Spalding Movement Arts premiered at St. Mark's Church in NYC last Thursday.

The theater was full and very, very hot. It was like a sauna. Despite the heat, the dancers did an amazing job. I am glad that I could stand in the back and watch as I certainly would have passed out from the heat if I had been dancing for 60 minutes without a break.

Bravo dancers! And thank you!

Each time I see these pieces in performance I am reminded just how energizing and calming they are to watch and listen to. I am quite proud of this work. Please listen to part of the newest mandala on my website.

Over the three days that the show was running the seats were all filled and many expressed interest in the music and a few even put there money down and purchased a copy of my CD Movement Mandala Music which contains music to the first 8 of the meditative Movement Mandala dances.

Here are a few photos from my journey.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Movement Mandalas: minimalist modern dance and music performance in New York City

Here is information about an upcoming performance of my meditational music for modern dance. If you are in NYC, please join me for this historic performance of Murray Spalding's revolutionary minimalist choreography in:

Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, NYC
Thursday June 12 through Saturday June 14
8:30 p.m.
Reservations: 212.674.8194 or

of the 2005 Season, Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times said:

"...The variations build so slowly and the patterns sprawl, shift and spread so smoothly that the changes are never startling. The eye is drawn in and mesmerized.
How the women managed to keep to their paths and timing was unfathomable, but no effort was evident in their radiant performing. "

for more information about the company and the work please go to:

Shinyun Chou, Lauren Engleman, Ula Gadea, Naomi Luppescu, Kely Narcum, Leslie Roybal and Guest Artist Jeramy Zimmerman

Choreography: Murray Spalding
Assistant Director: Amy Filbin
Managing Director: Leslie Roybal
Composer: Evren Celimli
Costume Design: Susan Soetaert
Light Design: Kathy Kaufman