Solo Bach
Kanji Segawa performing Solo Bach
Photo by Takao Komaru

Premiered in
2008

Dancers
1 (man or woman)

Length
3 minutes

Commissioned by
Global Dance Theater - Japan

Restaged on
The Juilliard School (2014)
Jessica Lang Dance (2012 - present)


“charmingly earnest.”
- Janine Parker, Boston Globe, July 6, 2017
“a little piece of joy”
“elegantly classical and constantly evolving in a playful swirl.”
“a virtuosic bauble of a piece.”
“a simple, elegant solo; light, lithe and freeing.”
- Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs, June 22, 2016
“Short, gracious and buoyant, it is a welcome dance.”
“A fluid solo danced to Bach Partita no. 3 in E Major was like watching a breath of air. Danced lovingly with dramatic presence and musical sensitivity by Kanji Segawa.”
- Deborah Wingert, Eye on Dance and the Arts, July 30, 2012
“...for a choreographer so engaged in working with props, the short and simple Solo Bach, was a delight. Segawa, the opening night soloist, seemed borne aloft by the light and airy music... It's a beautiful piece, a joy to watch, loose, and seeming effortless...”

Music
Johann Sebastian Bach

Past Performances
September 13, 2008Atsugi City, JapanMore Info
July 25-29, 2012Becket, MAMore Info
May 19, 2014New York, NYMore Info
February 19, 2016Irvine, CAMore Info
May 28, 2016Tivoli, NYMore Info
June 14-19, 2016New York, NYMore Info
November 10-12, 2016Seattle, WAMore Info
December 9, 2016Dallas, TXMore Info
January 13, 2017Park City, UTMore Info
January 27-28, 2017Boston, MAMore Info
February 25, 2017Indianapolis, INMore Info
March 4, 2017Cleveland, OHMore Info
March 10-11, 2017New York, NYMore Info
March 23, 2017Iowa City, IAMore Info
April 5-9, 2017Philadelphia, PAMore Info
April 12, 2017University Park, PAMore Info
April 20-22, 2017Tel Aviv, IsraelMore Info
May 13, 2017New Orleans, LAMore Info
May 20, 2017Houston, TXMore Info
July 5-9, 2017Becket, MAMore Info
October 7, 2017Long Beach, CAMore Info
October 20, 2017Annapolis, MDMore Info
October 21, 2017Reading, PAMore Info
December 2-3, 2017Moscow, RussiaMore Info
February 2, 2018St. Joseph, MNMore Info
February 5, 2018Naples, FLMore Info
March 8-10, 2018Portland, ORMore Info
September 20, 2018Fayetteville, ARMore Info
October 5, 2018Boulder, COMore Info
November 7, 2018Gainesville, FLMore Info
November 12, 2018Charlotte, NCMore Info
November 16, 2018Princeton, NJMore Info
November 30-December 1, 2018Philadelphia, PAMore Info
Reviews
December 2, 2018Broad Street ReviewMore Info
March 22, 2018Oregon ArtsWatchMore Info
July 8, 2017Arts JournalMore Info
July 6, 2017Boston GlobeMore Info
April 7, 2017phindieMore Info
January 30, 2017The Arts FuseMore Info
January 28, 2017Boston GlobeMore Info
December 20, 2016Theater JonesMore Info
December 10, 2016Dallas NewsMore Info
December 1, 2016Seattle DancesMore Info
November 11, 2016Seattle TimesMore Info
November 11, 2016Seattle PiMore Info
June 22, 2016DanceTabsMore Info
June 21, 2016Huffington PostMore Info
June 18, 2016Eye on the ArtsMore Info
June 16, 2016Center on the AisleMore Info
February 22, 2016Los Angeles TimesMore Info
August 1, 2012Dance MagazineMore Info
August 1, 2012Arts JournalMore Info
July 30, 2012Financial TimesMore Info
July 30, 2012Eye on Dance and the ArtsMore Info
July 28, 2012The Rural IntelligenceMore Info