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MMDG Repertory

Grand Duo

Premiere

February 16, 1993

Mark Morris Dance Group - University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Lou Harrison - Grand Duo for Violin and Piano
Costume design
Susan Ruddie
Lighting Design
Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation
violin, piano
Number of Dancers
14
Runtime
25 minutes

Press Quotes

"...an exhilarating sensory rush."

- The Washington Post

"...one of the most viscerally charged passages in the annuals of modern dance."

The Boston Globe

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"...truly one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century."

The Guardian

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"A fierce energy eats up space in a frenzied momentum which culminates in a transcendent moment of power. Astonishing stuff."

The Times (U.K.)

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Details

Grand Duo is composed of four movements: Prelude, Stampede, A Round, Polka.
Polka, the fourth section, was choreographed first and premiered in 1992.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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