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Musicians’ Insights: Mongo Buriad on Tomasson’s 7 for Eight

Musicians’ Insights: Mongo Buriad on Tomasson’s 7 for Eight

 Music Is Movement. Movement Is Music.

For Company Pianist Mungunchimeg “Mongo” Buriad, working closely with dancers helps her tackle J.S. Bach’s music in Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight with ease. “I’m in every rehearsal,” says Buriad. “By the time we’re on stage, the dancers know how I’m going to play, and I know their movement.”

Hear Buriad explain what makes this music (and this ballet) special, then play a bit of a Bach concerto. 7 for Eight will be part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Digital Season, streaming April 22–May 12.

 

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Header Image: Hansuke Yamamoto and Daniel Deivison-Oliveira in Tomasson’s 7 For Eight // © Erik Tomasson