Performances for Idaho Dance Theatre‘s Winter Performance are receding into the past, but the experience of this incredible commission and collaboration linger on.
I would like to thank these great artists, plus the wonderful musicians from the Boise State University Department of Music who performed this work over the course of 4 days. They are soprano Laura Rushing-Raynes, Pianist Barton Mareau (who stepped in at the last minute and nailed everything), cellist Brian Hodges and saxophonist Rodney Zueroveste.
After the final curtain fell, a kind of sadness set in for me. But quickly, this premiere started to lead to other opportunities! (More on this as details emerge.) Once again I am excited about new collaborative works coming up, and once again I am honored to be able to work with some of Boise’s collection of world-class artists we are so fortunate to host.
It is as nerve-wracking as it is exhilarating to debut a significant work involving so many forces of talent, but the audience and critical reception of “Now We Are Here” has inspired confidence to try more of these multi-dimensional works in the future.
To the audiences, thank you most of all.