June 26, 2008
Tanglewood Music Center
Mark Morris Dance Group - Seiji Ozawa Hall
Lenox, Massachusetts United States
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
"...one 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."
"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