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
Mozart Dances was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), New Crowned Hope Festival (Vienna), and the Barbican Centre (London).
- Mark Morris
- 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
- orchestra; 2 pianos
- Number of Dancers
- 82 minutes (Eleven: 24 min., Double: 26 min., Twenty-Seven: 32 min.)
"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
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)