"Compas" is a collaboration between guitarist/composer, Maria Zemantauski and choreographer, Ellen Sinopoli. Offered as digital downloads are 3 excerpts from the original 5 movement composition for guitar, cello, percussion and modern dance.
First premiered in 2008 at the EGG Center for the Performing Arts in Albany, N.Y. and brilliantly performed by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, "Compas" explores the possibilities when traditional flamenco rhythms intertwine with modern dance.
As one reviewer wrote, "The composition, played live by Zemantauski, percussionist Brian Melick and cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, explores five rhythmic forms of flamenco with inventive flare. Sinopoli matches her musical fireworks by abstracting, and expanding on, the zesty flamenco dance style. All the essentials are there!"
Ellen Sinopoli - artistic director & choreographer
Maria Zemantauski - composer & guitarist
Monica Wilson-Roach - cello
Brian Melick - percussion
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company