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Silhouettes

Premiere

June 10, 1999

Maximum Dance Company - Coconut Grove Playhouse

Miami, Florida

Company Premiere

August 02, 1999

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Ted Shawn Theatre

Becket, Massachusetts United States

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Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Richard Cumming - Silhouettes -Five Pieces for Piano (1993)
Lighting Design
Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation
piano
Number of Dancers
2
Runtime
10 minutes

Press Quotes

"Shadows, playmates, stalkers, twins. The music's tone is light, and so is the dancing's, but again, that twang of heartache...they are so close to being one."

- Tulsa Dances

"...they perform sparkling ballet steps, twisting and turning in the air with luxurious resilience."

- The New York Times

"They stalk, shadow and mirror each other to both comical and eerie effect - Is this one man or two? Two halves or a whole? - before collapsing to the floor, close, but separate. A postscript shudder lends a last somber note."

- Sarasota Arts

Details

Silhouettes was originally choreographed for Maximum Dance Company, a troupe founded in 1996 by Yanis Pikieris and San Francisco Ballet principal dancers David Palmer.
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