Maximum Dance Company - Coconut Grove Playhouse

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Choreography Mark Morris
Music Richard Cumming - Silhouettes -Five Pieces for Piano (1993)
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Instrumentation piano
Number of Dancers 2
Runtime 10 minutes


Silhouettes was originally choreographed for Maximum Dance Company, a troupe founded in 1996 by Yanis Pikieris and San Francisco Ballet principal dancers David Palmer.

Press Quotes

  • "Shadows, playmates, stalkers, twins. The music's tone is light, and so is the dancing's, but again, that twang of heartache...they are so close to being one."
    Tulsa Dances
  • "...they perform sparkling ballet steps, twisting and turning in the air with luxurious resilience."
    New York Times
  • "They stalk, shadow and mirror each other to both comical and eerie effect - Is this one man or two? Two halves or a whole? - before collapsing to the floor, close, but separate. A postscript shudder lends a last somber note."
    Sarasota Arts