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Quartet

Description

Quartet is a rigorously formal chamber ballet. The minimalist score and unisex costumes create a neutral atmosphere in which the four dancers move with atomic precision. The choreography is grounded in a classical vocabulary “with Twyla's unusual way of switching weight,” describes principal ballerina Cynthia Gregory. The geometric formality is punctuated with unexpected entrances, exits and changes in direction. “When you want to go one way, she has you go the other. The whole torque of it is unique." 

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  • Bustamante, Graffin, Gregory and Harvey in performance. © Martha Swope
  • Bustamante, Gregory, Graffin and Harvey perform. © Martha Swope
  • Gregory and Harvey in performance. © Martha Swope

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Gregory, Harvey, Bustamante and Graffin in performance.
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Music

Music Program:

G Song
Composed by Terry Riley - 1980

Performance History

February 4, 1989
Notes:

Works on this program: The Fugue, Quartet (premiere)

Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL
February 18, 1989
Notes:

Works on this program: Bum's Rush, Quartet, The Fugue, In The Upper Room

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA
March 2, 1989
Notes:

Works on this program: In The Upper Room, Quartet, Everlast (premiere)

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
March 9, 1989
Notes:

Works on this program: In The Upper Room, Bum's Rush, Quartet, Everlast

Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
May 20, 1989
Notes:

Works on this program: Everlast, Quartet, Bum's Rush