A review of Pacific Northwest Ballet
by Helene Kaplan for danceviewtimes
The upright, rigid series of repeating motifs in the first movement evolves into the vertical precariousness of the slow movement, particularly in the pas de quatre, where a woman climbs among three men and then collapses into them. By contrast, the last movement goes horizontal, with groups of dancers skipping and skimming the across the stage -- truly eye-catching -- until one starts to limp. More and more dancers limp and fall horizontally as traffic zips around them. After the initial shock they get up and get going, albeit in a more precarious landscape. "Kammermusik No. 3" has all of Morris' signature pattern-making, and, where there is a score, his fidelity to the music made it a visual delight.