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2013 Pivot Multi-Arts Festival THREE GRACES will run from June 20-22, 2013 at the Berger Park Mansion.
Concert reading of excerpt of new libretto THE PASSION OF MARIAM by Ruth Margraff composer Richard Marriott, director Mohammad Ghaffari workshopped with the support of Link's Hall and the Shapiro Center
Sounds Like: Goran Bregović, Gogol Bordello, Leonard Cohen, Šaban Bajramović, A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Label: Innova Records
Manager: White Tortoise Artist Management AmyGhiz@gmail.com
Bio: The CAFE ANTARSIA ENSEMBLE plays "nouveau gypsy rock" with roots in Greek blues, Arabic percussion and Americana cabaret. CAE was created by Greek-Texan Nikos Brisco famous in Deep Ellum Dallas for fronting Fever in the Funkhouse--and Ruth Margraff whose radical operas have shaken the pillars of...See Full Bio
“Stories sung, wonders performed. Beautifully rendered…intricate and intriguing, this understated show enthralled. The depth of tradition was palpable. Part opera, part folk concert, part performance art, this show kept us watching, kept us believing. Folk music's power to cross national and linguistic borders is well known, and the universality of this music and its setting was wonderful. While sung in English the connectedness with an international aspect of the traveler meant that the tradition was upheld by this piece. As with the best of contemporary performance, this work worked from its tradition, while finding new articulations and ideas within it.”