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liebs   

David Gordon's new piece, Dancing Henry Five, is a powerful reduction of the Shakespeare play set to William Walton's music. Gordon finds a way using narration, brief fragments of Shakespeare's text and dance to create a powerful but subtle statement about war, heroism, and patriotism. The stage pictures are unusually beautiful and he creates battle scenes using only six or seven dancers. Tadjej Brdnik, who also dances with Graham, is a terrific Henry. He's both regal and wily. There are four more performances this Thurs - Sun at Danspace.

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Hjete   

Hm, that sounds very interesting. Does the piece cover both parts one and two of Henry IV (that would be quite ambitious as well as impressive!) or one part?

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liebs   

There is a brief scene of Falstaff's death, which may be from Henry IV, part 2 but the rest is from Henry V.

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