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Ballets done without music

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#16 Cosine


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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:50 AM

Moves (1959) by Jerome Robbins.
As Time Goes By (1973) by Twyla Tharp.
many sizable chunks of Petit Mort (1991) by Jiří Kylián, might as well include all of the Black and White Ballets.
Making Ballet (1993), Half an Hour of Our Time (?), Almost Mozart (2006) by James Kudelka.
Haiku (2002) by Albert Evans.

I feel iffy about including Merce Cunningham in this list, but he used silence so much . . .

It's worth mentioning moments like the end of Balanchine's Orpheus, where he and Stravinsky decided to cut off the music at the point of Eurydice's death (for gravitas).

I am doing a project on silence in dance, and totally appreciate the help here.

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