Floyd Gingrich, Examiner
The music of Bach and Hindemith and its coordination with the dancers of the Owens/Cox Dance Group
The name of the program, Sunday June 7, was Ludus Tonalis, (tonal play) Paul Hindemith's 1942 crafted work for piano, which is only one of the last century's responses to Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, as well as Chopin's and Scriabin's 24 Preludes in the 19th Century. In each case, one piece in each cycle represents each step in the chromatic scale. J.S. Bach wrote his opus to demonstrate the usefulness of the well tempered scale, which he invented. As far as is known, this performance is the first choreography set to this Hindemith opus.
Patrick Neas, Special to The Kansas City Star
Choreographer Jennifer Owen and pianist Kairy Koshoeva obviously have a rapport. Koshoeva’s performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations inspired Owen to create some of her most critically acclaimed choreography.