MMDG Repertory



June 26, 2008

Tanglewood Music Center

Mark Morris Dance Group - Seiji Ozawa Hall

Lenox, Massachusetts United States

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Commissioned in part by the Tanglewood Music Center of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mark Morris
Samuel Barber - Excursions for the Piano (Op. 20, IV, III, II, I)
Costume Design
Katherine M. Patterson
Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce
Number of Dancers
15 minutes

Press Quotes

" could just sit back and marvel at the talent of the dancers and Morris's mastery of choreographing masses of bodies with the precision of a music conductor leading an orchestra through a symphony."

- Rogway Report

"...seems absolutely right and logical for the music and yet fresh and unexpected at the same time."

- DanceTabs

"Morris's response to Barber's piece transforms Excursions from a fun romp to a poignantly abstract comment on the individual's struggle to find a reason to keep getting up in the morning."

- The Boston Phoenix

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