The Partita Project

Lisa Kraus

2006
$10,000

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Lisa Kraus, The Partita Project, 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Choreographer Lisa Kraus developed The Partita Project, a postmodern dance work that responded to the violin partita of Johann Sebastian Bach through movement. Featuring original and improvised violin compositions performed live by musician Diane Monroe, the work drew inspiration from women’s quilting circles by having the audience seated in-the-round. The Partita Project premiered in 2006 at the historic Mount Pleasant Mansion.