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Mark Morris Dance Group - Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom

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Choreography Mark Morris
Music Lou Harrison - Grand Duo for Violin and Piano
Costume Design Susan Ruddie
Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation violin, piano
Number of Dancers 16
Runtime 5 minutes


Polka is the fourth section of Grand Duo, which premiered in 1993.

Press Quotes

  • "A tribal celebration danced around a metaphorical campfire. Dancers threw their fists in the air, pounded their chests 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."
    Seattle Times