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Mozart Dances

Premiere

August 17, 2006

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Mostly Mozart Festival

Mark Morris Dance Group - New York State Theater

New York, New York United States

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Mozart Dances was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), New Crowned Hope Festival (Vienna), and the Barbican Centre (London).

Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413 (1782-82) - Allegro, Larghetto, Tempo di Menuetto; Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448 (1781) - Allegro con spirito, Andante, Allegro molto; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (1791)
Scenic Design
Howard Hodgkin
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
James F. Ingalls
Instrumentation
orchestra; 2 pianos
Number of Dancers
16
Runtime
82 minutes (Eleven: 24 min., Double: 26 min., Twenty-Seven: 32 min.)

Press Quotes

"To hear Mozart through Morris's ears is to appreciate the music in scintillating new detail."

- The Guardian

"...exhilarating and masterfully timed."

- Seattle Examiner

"Mark Morris has devised some of the finest choreography in his life, and his company dances it with surgical exactitude and tenderness."

- Voice of Dance

"If you could capture the essence of childhood play - the boundless energy; the unselfconscious immersion in pretending; the relentless inventiveness; the sheer delight in creativity...you'd have the Mark Morris Dance Group in Mozart Dances."

- Austin Chronicle

Details

Mozart Dances consists of three sections, each featuring a different Mozart piano work.

Eleven - Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413 (1782-83)
Double - Sonata in D major for Two Pianos, K. 448 (1781)
Twenty-Seven - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (1791)

Read "Notes about the Music" by Kenneth LaFave >

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