Fall For Dance North: The Flip Side | [in]verse


A collaborative album that merges poetry read by illustrious dance artists with classical music performed by Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko Part of Fall for Dance North’s 6th edition, “The Flip Side”, Sept. 29–Oct.18, 2020

Photo by Arlen Hlusko

It’s rare to hear a dancer speak.

Let their voices move you with [in]verse. Poems chosen and read by national and global dance artists merge with classical selections curated and performed by Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko. Choreographers including Peggy Baker, Michael Greyeyes, Margaret Grenier, Rhodnie Désir, Louise Lecavalier, and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan's CHENG Tsung-Lung become your company. Personal and proximate, their words and spoken words offer a different expression (in multiple languages!). Meet these dancemakers in a new way as their dancing bodies emerge through voice.

Invite them into your kitchen. Take them with you on a walk. This is your festival soundtrack for 2020.



Arlen Hlusko

Cellist / Curator

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko is a laureate of numerous competitions, Grammy-award winner for her collaboration with The Crossing, and recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect fellowship. Arlen is the cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. She recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and regularly performs at chamber music festivals Music from Angel Fire, Spoleto USA, and Tippet Rise. Arlen founded her interactive chamber music concert series, Philadelphia Performances for Autism, and is involved with several communities in Philadelphia & NYC, including Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Photo by Jiyang Chen.


Elizabeth Joy Roe


Musical Collaborator, Edward Elgar -- Salut d'Amour

Hailed “brilliant” by The New York Times, American pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe has appeared as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician around the globe, from Lincoln Center to the Seoul Arts Center. Career highlights include acclaimed recordings for Decca Classics; over 50 concerto appearances with major orchestras like the Vancouver Symphony and San Francisco Symphony; performances at the festivals of Orford, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Banff, Gilmore, and others; broadcasts on the BBC, NPR, PBS, and medici.tv; Visiting Artist fellowships at Smith College and the Green Music Center; directorial work for the National YoungArts Foundation and the Joye in Aiken Festival; and collaborations with an array of distinguished artists, including Maestro Leonard Slatkin, violinist Daniel Hope, flutist Tara O’Connor, jazz pianist Shelly Berg, and Decoda. In 2002, she co-founded the groundbreaking Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, whose Emmy-nominated music videos have been viewed by millions worldwide. A Steinway Artist and graduate of The Juilliard School, she was one of the inaugural members of Carnegie Hall’s fellowship program Ensemble Connect.


Lun Li


Musical collaborator, Gliere -- Huit Morceaux, Berceuse

Lun Li, violin, is a native of Shanghai, China. He recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Ida Kavafian and was the Jean J.Sterne fellowship recipient. He will be pursuing his master’s degree at the Juilliard School with Professor Catherine Cho and Professor Joseph Lin. Traveling between Shanghai and Philadelphia has brought him experience and honor. In 2012, as a result of wining the second place of the 2nd Haydn Chamber Competition in Shanghai, his quartet was invited to perform in Helsinki Music Centre Festival. He has participated in masterclasses with Arnold Steinhardt, Midori Goto and Pierre Amoyal. He joined Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in 2017, where he served as the concertmaster under conductor Jun Markl. He has also participated in [email protected] international program, Verbier Festival Academy and Music From Angelfire. He will be participating in the Marlboro Music Festival in the summer of 2021. Photo by Tam Photography.