Rob Kapilow's Jabberwocky
19th December 2008
WebNote: Composer audio and video interview
Click here to see rehearsal video of Pickle Shoes Dancers and to hear Robert Kapilow and dancer/choreographer Matt Kent discuss their collaborative process on the music and dance retelling of the classic poem "Jabberwocky," by Lewis Carroll.
Beware the Jabberwock!
Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!
from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872
In Vancouver, BC, on January 18, as part of Music in the Morning’s Family Musik series, Rob Kapilow, a chorus of young people, and choreographer Matt Kent’s Pickle Shoes Dance Company galumph the himbledy-jimbledy of Lewis Carroll’s uffish tale, Jabberwocky, into a new snicker-snack.
Full of the frumious nonsense and mimsy gimble that has given the poem its beamish wabe, Kapilow and his manxome foes whiffle through the tugley wood and burble as Jabberwocks in this world premiere.
Don’t miss this slithy tove as it follows the Bandersnatch to New York’s Lincoln Center on April 25 and then outgrabes the mome raths at Boston’s Celebrity Series on May 9.
SATB Young People’s Chorus