Rhymes With Silver

Rhymes With Silver


Cal Performances

Zellerbach Hall

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Co-commissioned by Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley

Details List

Choreography Mark Morris
Music Lou Harrison - Rhymes with Silver (commissioned score, 1997) – Prelude, Allegro, Scherzo, Ductia, Gigue and Musette, Chromatic Rhapsody, Romantic Waltz, Fox Trot, Threnody, In Honor of Prince Kantemir, 5-Tone Kit, Round Dance
Scenic Design Howard Hodgkin
Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
Number of Dancers 16
Runtime 45 minutes

Press Quotes

  • "...is intelligently wrought, sometimes soulful, sometimes cheery, an evocation of the spice and variety of life. Rhymes With Silver is a dance that enjoys a kind of feeling of lush ecstasy."
    Dance Magazine
  • "...truly handsome and taps on many styles of movement. Rhymes with Silver is a beautiful design that lingers near joy and pathos...it leaves you aching for more."
    The New York Times
  • "...a major achievement."
    New York Magazine
  • "Rhymes with Silver expresses a robust free-spiritedness and rhythmic drive."
    The Village Voice