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Cargo

Premiere

June 26, 2005

Tanglewood Music Center

Mark Morris Dance Group - Seiji Ozawa Hall

Lenox, Massachusetts United States

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Cargo was commissioned in part by the Tanglewood Music Center of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, former Music Director, through the generous support of Michael and Sally Gordon and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Choreography
Mark Morris
Music
Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde, Op. 58
Costume Design
Katherine M. Patterson
Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce
Instrumentation
2 violins, viola, cello, piano
Number of Dancers
9
Runtime
17 minutes

Press Quotes

"The finely honed ensemble captures all the wit and energy of the piece, and the audience gave it an enthusiastic welcome. Clearly, Morris has another winner on his hands."

- Ballet-Dance Magazine

"Cargo can be read as a cautionary tale or a creation myth. Either way, it's a fascinating bit of dancing."

- Seattle Times

Details

Cargo Cults of the South Pacific believed that manufactured goods ('cargo') were created for them by ancestral spirits.

La Création du monde by Darius Milhaud used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., sole agent in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; for Editions Max Eschig, a BMG Editions Company, publisher and copyright owner.

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