World premiere date
Premiere location place
Miami, FL
Total number of dancers
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First Violin: Ronald Oakland 
Second Violin: Thomas Moore 
Viola: Pamela McConnell 
Cello: Eugene Eicher

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

Gregory, Harvey, Bustamante and Graffin in performance.

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G Song
Composed by Terry Riley - 1980

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