Michael Mao Dance
Michael Mao Dance begins its 26th year with a program of major Mao dances, including 1994 DSCH, called “a stunning work to Shostakovich’s String Quartet #8,” following its 1994 debut. Mao originally created the work in preparation for a 1994 tour of Israel, but finds that it is totally relevant for America today. Dedicated to victims of fascism and war by composer Dimitri Shostakovich, the music was composed in Dresden shortly after the composer was forced to join the Soviet Communist Party. The quartet soon achieved its place in history as the composer’s cry against the holocaust and oppression. On a lighter note, the program will be completed by Mao dances to music by Kurt Weill, Taiko Drumming, and Huang Ruo.
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