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Grand Duo

Grand Duo


University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center

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Choreography Mark Morris
Music Lou Harrison - Grand Duo for Violin and Piano
Costume Design Susan Ruddie
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation violin, piano
Number of Dancers 14
Runtime 25 minutes


Grand Duo is composed of four movements: Prelude, Stampede, A Round, Polka.
Polka, the fourth section, was choreographed first and premiered in 1992.

Press Quotes

  • " of the most viscerally charged passages in the annuals of modern dance."
    Boston Globe
  • "...truly one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century."
    The Guardian
  • "A fierce energy eats up space in a frenzied momentum which culminates in a transcendent moment of power. "
    The Times (U.K.)
  • "It's both savage and orderly, comic and bleak, poignant and exciting."
    New York Times