Dance/Percussion Concert with Sean Thomas Boyt and Andy Thierauf

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Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Riverside Recital Hall, Sean Thomas Boyt and Andy Thierauf, a new dance and percussion duo, made a fabulous contribution to the world of music and dance. They showcased new repertoires mostly composed by Thierauf and choreographed by Boyt. Both were fully capable soloists who showed their abundant skills in a compelling collaboration of contemporary dance, electronics, and percussion music.

How do dance and percussion fit together? After seeing this performance, I could state that the mixture of music and dance are well matched. If/then, the second piece of the program, impressed the audience. It was composed by Will Huff and Andy Thierauf, words written by Katherine Sherman, and choreographed by Sean Thomas Boyt. The instrumentation of this piece consists of acoustic and electronic percussion as well as found objects (real-life objects used in a musical way). The piece began with subtle conversation, “if…then…”

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