Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Deep Sea Conundrum
Musique Royale presents its next cookie concert with guests Conundrum Duo and Halifax dancer Susanne Chui on Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Admission is $5 at the door.
Deep Sea Conundrum brings together dance and chamber music in a family-friendly performance exploring the mysterious and fascinating habitats of the ocean. A first-time collaboration between Susanne Chui and Conundrum Duo, the show features a wide range of repertoire for flute and harp, along with lively choreography, and fun facts about the beautiful, bizarre, awe-inspiring, and fragile creatures of the deep. Suitable for all ages, Deep Sea Conundrum is engaging and informative for kids and adults alike!
Conundrum Duo (Jack Chen, flute, and Ellen Gibling, harp) is one of Nova Scotia’s most versatile ensembles, performing classical, folk, and popular genres, but with a passion for Canadian new music! Building on the existing vast repertoire for the combination of flute and harp, the duo has expanded its horizons by collaborating with many artists including tabla player Shawn Mativetsky, violist Susan Sayle, soprano Janice Jackson, and Canadian woodwind quintet, Fifth Wind. The Duo has been featured in concert series in the Maritimes including Inner Space Concerts, The Music Room Chamber Players, Musikon Concert Society, Musical Meet and Greet, and Acadia Noon-Hour Concerts.
Susanne Chui is a Halifax-based dance artist and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. Moving fluidly between dancing, choreographing and improvising, she thrives on working across disciplines to create unique performance works. Susanne trained professionally at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and was based in Toronto from 1999-2007 where she danced for independent choreographers and companies. Since returning to Halifax, Susanne has become immersed in the Halifax arts community, dancing for local choreographers, improvising with musicians and other artists, and creating her own work.