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MMDG Repertory

A Wooden Tree

Premiere

October 04, 2012

On the Boards

Mark Morris Dance Group - Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

Seattle, Washington

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Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Ivor Cutler (music and words) - Here's A Health for Simon; Stick Out Your Chest; The Market Place; Rubber Toy; Trouble, Trouble; Little Black Buzzer; I Got No Common Sense; Deedle, Deedle, I Pass; A Wooden Tree; Phonic Poem; I'm Going In A Field; I Love You But I Don't Know What I Mean; Beautiful Cosmos; Cockadoodledon't
Costume Design
Elizabeth Kurtzman
Lighting Design
Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation
Recorded Music
Number of Dancers
8
Runtime
24 minutes

Press Quotes

"The numbers, in which [Cutler] both speaks and sings, are slight, whimsical and quaint but variously touched by satire, absurdism and pathos. Mr. Morris brings out their sweetness.

- The New York Times

"[An] idiosyncratic masterpiece. [Morris'] choreography finds it own magical way of replicating Cutler's style; an almost childlike dance vocabulary into which Morris embroiders gestures that veer between literal mime and a whimsical commentary of their own."

- The Guardian

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