Melbourne International Arts Festival
Mark Morris Dance Group - University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center
|Music||Lou Harrison - Grand Duo for Violin and Piano|
|Costume Design||Susan Ruddie|
|Lighting Design||Michael Chybowski|
|Number of Dancers||14|
Grand Duo is composed of four movements: Prelude, Stampede, A Round, Polka.
Polka, the fourth section, was choreographed first and premiered in 1992.
"...an exhilarating sensory rush."The Washington Post
"...one of the most viscerally charged passages in the annuals of modern dance."The Boston Globe
"...truly one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century."The Guardian
"A tribal celebration danced around a metaphorical campfire. Dancers threw their fist in the air, pounded their chest in unison, sat cross-legged in a circle, and shook their heads at the gods. Those who doubt that dance can be intoxicatingly thrilling should see it."The Seattle Times
"A fierce energy eats up space in a frenzied momentum which culminates in a transcendent moment of power. Astonishing stuff."The Times (U.K.)