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Ballet

Gong

Premiere

May 01, 2001

American Ballet Theatre - The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York United States

Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Colin McPhee - Tabuh Tabuhan
Costume Design
Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting Design
Michael Chybowski
Number of Dancers
15

Press Quotes

“The jubilant, fanciful work demonstrated the great possibilities of classical ballet when merged with modern dance ideas.”

Judy Bloom

- The Daily Californian

Details

In McPhee's description of the score, the core of the ensemble is a "'nuclear gamelan' composed of two pianos, celesta, xylophone, marimba, and glockenspiel," giving it a highly percussive balance of sound. The orchestra is augmented by two Balinese gongs and cymbals.

Gong has also been performed by The Royal Ballet and Ballet West.

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