Melbourne International Arts Festival
The Metropolitan Opera
|Music||Colin McPhee - Tabuh Tabuhan|
|Costume Design||Isaac Mizrahi|
|Lighting Design||Michael Chybowski|
|Number of Dancers||15|
In McPhee’s description of the score, the core of the ensemble is a “‘nuclear gamelan’ composed of two pianos, celesta, xylophone, marimba, and glockenspiel,” giving it a highly percussive balance of sound. The orchestra is augmented by two Balinese gongs and cymbals.
Gong has also been performed by The Royal Ballet and Ballet West.
"The jubilant, fanciful work demonstrated the great possibilities of classical ballet when merged with modern dance ideas."The Daily Californian