V

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Dance Umbrella

Sadler’s Wells

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Dedicated to the City of New York.

This dance was created under the auspices of the Mark Morris Dance Group New Works Fund, sponsored by Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Additional support provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Details List

Choreography Mark Morris
Music Robert Schumann - Quintet in E Flat Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 44—Allegro brillante; In modo d’una Maria. Un poco largamente – Agitato; Scherzo molto vivace; Allegro, ma non troppo
Lighting Design Michael Chybowski
Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello, piano
Number of Dancers 14
Runtime 33 minutes

Press Quotes

  • "heavenly"
    The Guardian
  • "Morris shows the Balanchine gift to 'make the music visible'...never exploiting or caricaturing."
    San Francisco Classical Voice
  • "The craft, not to mention the artistry, is overwhelming. V is the most organic of masterpieces."
    Voice of Dance
  • "life-affirming"
    New York Times
  • "a masterpiece of loveliness."
    Times Union