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MMDG Repertory

Rhymes With Silver

Premiere

March 06, 1997

Cal Performances

Mark Morris Dance Group - Zellerbach Hall

Berkeley, California United States

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Co-commissioned by Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley

Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Lou Harrison - commisioned score (1997) - Rhymes with Silver - Prelude, Allegro, Scherzo, Ductia, Gigue and Musette, Chromatic Rhapsody, Romantic Waltz, Fox Trot, Threnody, In Honor of Prince Kantemir, 5-Tone Kit, Round Dance
Scenic Design
Howard Hodgkin
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation
violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
Number of Dancers
16
Runtime
45 minutes

Press Quotes

"...is intelligently wrought, sometimes soulful, sometimes cheery, an evocation of the spice and variety of life. Rhymes With Silver is a dance that enjoys a kind of feeling of lush ecstasy."

- Dance Magazine

"...truly handsome and taps on many styles of movement. Rhymes with Silver is a beautiful design that lingers near joy and pathos...it leaves you aching for more."

- The New York Times

"...a major achievement."

- New York Magazine

"Rhymes with Silver expresses a robust free-spiritedness and rhythmic drive."

- The Village Voice

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