SundanceX is performing Passagio Serenata in its 4th consecutive year with DWC in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. 4 pm on the Sanctuary stage.
This work was made to Josef Suk’s rhapsodic work, Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6. It is a plotless, classical dance, reflecting the nature of the work, with its lyrical romanticism and wistfulness, and a hint of the real life drama of the composer's love for his teacher's daughter before she became his wife - his teacher being Antonin Dvorak. Dvorak, in fact, encouraged him to write something less melancholic, which was Suk's natural inclination, which resulted in this beautiful composition. This ballet is proving to be the dancers' favorite ballet.