Soul House is an evening length exploration of memory, reflection, and childhood nostalgia presented in collaboration by Hub New Music and Urbanity Dance, Boston's leading contemporary dance company. Robert Honstein's 35 minute work of the same title serves as a point of departure for the program, which also includes the works of Anna Clyne, Judd Greenstein, Angelica Negrón, and Daniel Wohl with original choreography by Haley Day of Urbanity Dance. Honstein's work unfolds over nine movements, and is an extended elegy to the composer's childhood home with each movement depicting a different section of the house. Glittering light through a Bay Window, jovial romps in the Backyard, and curious introspection in a Secret Place all come from the composer's memory box and are translated into movement through the cutting-edge artistry of Urbanity Dance.
This program was commissioned by the Cricket Foundation and Peabody Essex Museum. Soul House is also available as a concert performance.
Works on Soul House
Anna Clyne, 1987 (2008)
Judd Greenstein, at the end of a really great day (2008)
Angelica Negrón, Dust (2015)
Daniel Wohl, Microfluctiations in Plainchant (2012/15)
Robert Hontein, Soul House (2017)