No dance class is complete without a set of adagios to build the sustained control so vital to developing fluidity, balance, and dramatic interpretation. And whether youâre a dancer yourself or teach dance, youâll find inspiring options to fill your every adagio exercise need in this selection of balletâs best-loved slow musical passages performed by Ferdy Tumakaka, music director of The New York Theatre Ballet.
made his debut at 17 as the First Prize Winner of the 2001 Jakarta Piano Competition,
has performed as a soloist on three continents, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2002 Golden Willem Pijper Prize.
He has served as music director and arranger for musical productions in both his native Jakarta and New York, and is currently music director and
co-arranger of a new musical in development at the Workshop Theatre Company in New York.
In 2005, he was appointed Music Director for the New York Theatre Ballet. Mr. Tumakaka is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Donn-Alexandre Feder.