BodyVox and a Live String Quartet unite in Cosmosis, a provocative marriage of dance theater, film, and chamber music. Cosmosis is a highly dramatic, sweeping piece of theatre created by BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. The production involves the musicians as an integral part of the theatrical arc of the dance, drawing upon their articulate and passionate approach to music. As noted by the New York Times, the quartet “plays with a brand of fierce, sharply directed energy and the kind of intensely focused sound that makes every line in a texture stand out clearly.” These attributes make the young ensemble a perfect complement for BodyVox’s theatrical and emotionally charged approach to dance theatre. 

Featuring nine pieces set to live music by Barber, Debussy, and Ravel, as well as contemporary composers, including the music of alt rock legend Elliot Smith newly arranged for string quartet, Cosmosis promises to be a crossover production that appeals to music aficionados and dance fans alike. 

Photos by: Michael Shay-Polara Studio, Philo Lee
Artistic Director
Ashley Roland
Artistic Director
Jamey Hampton