Mozart Dances

Mozart Dances

Premiere

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – Mostly Mozart Festival

New York State Theater

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Mozart Dances was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), New Crowned Hope Festival (Vienna), and the Barbican Centre (London).

Details List

Choreography Mark Morris
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413 (1782-82) – Allegro, Larghetto, Tempo di Menuetto; Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448 (1781) – Allegro con spirito, Andante, Allegro molto; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (1791)
Scenic Design Howard Hodgkin
Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
Instrumentation orchestra; 2 pianos
Number of Dancers 16
Runtime 82 minutes (Eleven: 24 min., Double: 26 min., Twenty-Seven: 32 min.)

Details

Mozart Dances consists of three sections, each featuring a different Mozart piano work.

Eleven – Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413 (1782-83)
Double – Sonata in D major for Two Pianos, K. 448 (1781)
Twenty-Seven – Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (1791)

Read “Notes about the Music” by Kenneth LaFave >

Press Quotes

  • "To hear Mozart through Morris's ears is to appreciate the music in scintillating new detail."
    The Guardian
  • "...exhilarating and masterfully timed."
    Seattle Examiner
  • "If you could capture the essence of childhood play - the boundless energy; the unselfconscious immersion in pretending; the relentless inventiveness; the sheer delight in creativity...you'd have the Mark Morris Dance Group in Mozart Dances."
    Austin Chronicle