American Dance Festival

Durham Performing Arts Center

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Commissioned by the American Dance Festival through the Doris Duke Awards for New Work, with additional support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Charles Englehard Foundation.

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Choreography Mark Morris
Music Frédéric Chopin - Étude in A, Mazurka in A, Etude in G-flat, Mazurka in D, Berceuse in D-flat, Waltz in D-flat, Nocturne in f, Prelude in A, Étude in A
Costume Design Elizabeth Kurtzman
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation piano
Number of Dancers 9
Runtime 25 minutes

Press Quotes

  • "Chopin became deified through the Morris choreography..."
    Berkshire Record
  • "Fresh and revelatory, the piece liberates and reinvents the music."
    Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Whatever music he chooses, Morris draws from it patterns of mingling and separating, leading and following, supporting and spurning that are inevitable and surprising, even mysterious."
    Village Voice