Augusta Read Thomas
August Read Thomas, born in 1964 in Glen Cove, New York, was the Mead Composer-in-Residence for Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1997 through 2006. In 2007, her ASTRAL CANTICLE was one of the two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. The "Colors of Love" CD by Chanticleer, which features two of Thomas' compositions, won a Grammy award.
Staging the Invisible
Choreographer Claudia Lavista of Delfos Danza collaborates with composers Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas (University of Chicago, Department of Music) and music composition Ph.D. students, on site-specific choreography and composition.
Gray Center Fellow Claudia Lavista, Staging the Invisible (with Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas), joins fellowship collaborator Tomás Gueglio for the world premiere of Proa ("Prow") for four dancers and harp, at the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Performance and discussion with Andres Carrizo, Liliana Carrizo, Tomas Gueglio, Yuan-Chen Li, Andrew McManus, Phil Taylor, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Claudia Lavista and Delfos Danza Contemporanea, featuring Omar Carrum, Surasi Lavalle and Renato González.