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Stray Bird

An evening of dances to music by composer Ursula Mamlok

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Stray Bird in New York

Posted on March 15, 2019 by New Chamber Ballet

After a weekend of successful performances in Philadelphia (read the reviews here and here) Stray Bird will return to New York next month.

Come see our danced tribute to Ursula Mamlok on Thu April 11 (6:30pm and 8:30pm) and Fri April 12 (6:30pm and 8:30pm), 2019, in a historic townhouse at 1014 Fifth Avenue.

With the Momenta String Quartet, soprano Cree Carrico, Martha Cargo (flute), Pascal Archer (clarinet) and the dancers of New Chamber Ballet.

The performances are FREE, but advance reservations are required!

If you want to immerse yourself further into Ursula Mamlok’s life and music, the German Academy New York will screen the documentary “Ursula Mamlok – Movements” on Wed April 10, 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A with director Anne Berrini and Stray Bird choreographer Miro Magloire. Click here to reserve free tickets for the film screening.

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Posted on January 29, 2019 by New Chamber Ballet

Stray Bird is coming to Philadelphia next month!

Come see an evening of dance to Ursula Mamlok’s music on March 9 (7pm) and March 10 (3pm), 2019, at the historic building of the German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Road.

With the Momenta String Quartet, soprano Cree Carrico, Martha Cargo (flute), Pascal Archer (clarinet) and the dancers of New Chamber Ballet.

Directions and tickets are available here.



Posted on May 31, 2018 by New Chamber Ballet

STRAY BIRD premiered in October 2017 in New York, and subsequently toured to Germany. Take a look behind the scenes with this documentary, featuring performance and rehearsal footage and artist interviews.

Then stay tuned while we confirm our spring 2019 performance dates, both in New York and on tour – details to be announced soon!


Composer Ursula Mamlok was born in Berlin to a Jewish family, and as a teenager fled from the Nazis, first to Ecuador and eventually to New York, where she established herself as a trailblazing musical voice. In 2006, Mamlok returned to live in Berlin, where she passed away last year at age 93.

New Chamber Ballet’s tribute presents seven chamber music works by Mamlok – Haiku Settings, Sintra, From My Garden, Five Intermezzi, Five Bagatelles, 2nd String Quartet, and Stray Birds – with original choreography ranging from ballet to contemporary dance, performed in the intimate rooms of a historic mansion on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park.

Musicians for the evening include the Momenta String Quartet, which was recently praised by the New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence,” soprano Cree Carrico, clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, flutist Martha Cargo, and guitarist Daniel Lippel, who was called an “exciting soloist” by the New York Times and “precise and sensitive” by the Boston Globe.

Choreographers include Rebecca Walden and Mara Driscoll, who both trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and recently began to choreograph as a team, and artistic director Miro Magloire.

Originally trained in his native Germany as a composer, Magloire is known for his ballets to contemporary music and his collaborations with composers. “In Magloire’s world, music and dance are given equal weight, both visually and aurally. In Magloire’s world, small isn’t just beautiful, it expresses something of the divine.”
 (Rachel Straus, Musical America, September 2013)

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New Chamber Ballet: Stray Bird (excerpts), a collaborative work with dancers, singer, and live music (2017)
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This video shows a series of excerpts from the world premiere of Stray Bird in October of 2017, inside a mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The performers are the dancers of New Chamber Ballet, Cree Carrico (soprano), the Momenta String Quartet, Martha Cargo (flute), and Carlos Cordeiro (clarinet).

Recommended viewing: to get an idea of the stylistic range, it is recommended to view two excerpts:
0:00 – 0:45 – opening duet, contemporary choreography.
3:52 – 6:45 – interactions with dancers and singer; choreography on pointe.

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Praised by the New York Times as “one of the small-scale delights of the New York Dance Scene,” New Chamber Ballet is a group of dancers and musicians dedicated to performing modern ballets to contemporary chamber music. The company boasts a repertoire that includes over seventy ballets by founder and chief choreographer Miro Magloire, as…

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