Gwenaelle Chabaud Benoliel performs with Musicians of Ma’alwyck

3:00 pm • Saturday, April 19th 2014
First Reformed Church of Schenectady • Schenectady

Perhaps you know Gwenaelle Chabaud Benoliel from The Pilates Principle in Latham …. Well, here’s your chance to see her in performance as a dancer. Chabaud Benoliel has performed throughout Europe and the Middle East as a contemporary dancer and will be joining the Musicians of Ma’alwyck for an Easter holiday program of music including excerpts from Buxtehude’s cantata Membra Jesu Nostri, which reflects on the wounds of Christ; Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix and Henry Purcell’s Chaconne.

If you aren’t acquainted with Gwen Chabaud Benoliel, here’s a bit of an introduction by way of her “bio.”

GwenaelleChabaudBenolielWhile studying Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nice, in France, she engaged in a professional dance career  For a few years, she was part of various dance projects in France, Spain, Italy and Syria. In 2006, Gwen started teaching dance both in France and Syria where she was honored to work with the students of the High Institute of Dramatic Arts of Damascus both as a teacher and a rehearsal assistant for several years. In France, she taught weekly contemporary classes to adults of all levels at “Les Studios Actuels de la Danse,” including a class for elderly (her oldest student is 84). In 2010, she brought together her curiosity for other cultures and dance and obtained a Masters degree in Anthropology of Dance that focused on the political and cultural implications of the emergence and practice of modern dance in Syria.

To get to know her more, you’ll need to see her in performance!

Note:  A special collaboration of this program will be presented on Good Friday, April 18th at 7:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut St., Albany, as part of Good Friday observances.



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