In the video below, a companion to the TURBINE performance project, Deenah Loeb, Executive Director of City Parks Association, describes the history of the Schuylkill River related to Philadelphia. Deenah is an advisor for TURBINE, a site-responsive performance for moving choir along the water being created for the 200th Anniversary of the Fairmount Water Works.
Byron Au Yong, composer
Leah Stein, choreographer
Alan Harler, conductor/music director
Commissioned and performed by Leah Stein Dance Company and Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Support from New Music USA, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, William Penn Foundation, and other funders
TURBINE premiered June 27 & 28, 2015, and is available for future performances at urban waterways.