Commissioned Work

Paquito-de-Rivera-2"The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project" featured new arrangements of Morton compositions played by Paquito D'Rivera, Michael Philip Mossman, Pernell Saturnino, and Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo. Commissioned by The National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Latin Tinge: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (2010) with Mayte Vicens as Choreographer and Dancer. Music arrangement by Michael Philip Mossman. "...the performance, enhanced by Flamenco Dancer Mayte Vicens's sensuous choreography and emphatic footwork, offered a delightfully imaginative take on Morton's great legacy."

Joyce, Mike (2010, June 14) In concert: The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project. Washington Post.

Badalona-1 2 2Timba Tango – Kupferberg Center, Queens NY (2008) A sizzling, cutting edge combination of live music and dance that fuses together flamenco, tango, and salsa performed with elegance, mastery and passion. Artistic Director and Choreographer – Mayte Vicens

 

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"Beneath The Mask" at the Harris Theater, Chicago, IL (2006). A Jazz Ballet featuring Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Choreographed by Mayte Vicens. It has an Afro-Latin jazz score written by Michael Philip Mossman and played by the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jon Faddis. The ballet represents a timeless dance of life's experiences and its accompanying range of emotions. The power struggle in relationships, the search for peacefulness, the need for self preservation, the joy of being human, all come to life in this exceptional creative collaboration.

lincoln-center-2Mayte's Allen Room Caper, commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York for the opening of the Allen Room in October 2004.

Mayte Vicens – Choreographer/Dancer
Michael Philip Mossman – Composer
Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

maytespain7of9Commissioned by The Mondoñedo Association of Interdisciplinary Music for the inauguration of the 5th annual music therapy course to benefit children with special needs. Legend of Rei Cintolo: Mondoñedo, Spain. 

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Dancer / Choreographer: Mayte Vicens
Music Composer: Michael P. Mossman
Legend Writer: Antonio Reigosa
Orchestra: Lalin Municipal Band
Sound & Media: Rafael Moya
Technical Design: Mauro Leivas

Related Press: "O Pequeno Lume" Opening concert and performance. (July 7, 2011)

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