SundanceX is performing Passagio Serenata in its 5th consecutive year with this festival (in Studio 3). Sat., June 23, 2018. 5 pm.
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.