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YO-YO MA and BACH!
on June 10, 2005
This extaordinary 3 DVD set presents Yo-Yo Ma in six films inspired by J.S. Bach. Along with T.Bando(Kabuki actor), J.M. Messervy (Garden designer), Mark Morris, (dance choreographer) J.Torvill & C. Dean (ice dancers), A. Egoyan and other film makers, Yo-Yo Ma explores the passion of Bach's solo Cello Suites.
Music Garden follows Ma and Garden Designer Messervy as they plan a Boston garden inspired by Bach. Sound of the Carceri shows Ma exploring with music, the prison etchings of the famous Italian architect, Piranesi.
In Struggle for Hope, Ma collaborates with Kabuki actor Banbo to blend Kabuki and Bach's Fifth Suite. Six Gestures features ice dancers Torvill and Dean and, of course, Bach and Yo-Yo Ma.
In Falling Down Stairs Mark Morris choreographs a dance based on Bach's Third Suite. Sarabande, my favorite, displays Yo-Yo Ma at his best as he performs Bach's Fourth Suite.
This incredible collection of DVDs features the renowned cellist as he performs Bach in unique and innovative ways. I am reminded of G. Gould and his interpretation of Bach and am astounded how each injects his own philosophy and passion into these pieces.