MMDG Repertory

Rhymes With Silver


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

Mark Morris
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
violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
Number of Dancers
45 minutes

Press Quotes

" 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 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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