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Pas de Deux

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“A saucy, witty, wacko interplay between…antagonists in a whimsical boxing ring.”

—Ann Holmes, Houston Chronicle

A quirky and humorous look at the battle of the sexes using a boxing arena as the setting for staccato and contemporary movement. It is really a dance for three, including the solo double bassist.

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Choreography:

Gerald Arpino

Music:

Jacob Druckman

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Kevin Dreyer after the original Jennifer Tipton

Premiere:

March 10, 1971

Running Time:

10 minutes

Sets:

Yes