PSYCHE PROPELLED, modern ballet with projections of a Calendar of Mankind with Haiku-like text written by Marilynn Danitz, music composed by Michael Stearns on a sound sculpture, commissioned by The Berkshire Ballet
--premiere: The Theater of Pittsfield, MA
--Toured Springfield, Mass.; Conn.; Albany, New York City, NY
"Wonderful, wonderful!...fascinating movement, marvelous sense of craft.
There's something new of interest to grasp everytime I see it. That's a
mark of good choreography!"
...Paul Donahue, Lawyer for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
"Your dance is a real conversation piece. Everyone is talking about it!"
...John Duffy, Chairman of the Board, The Berkshire Ballet
"You really touched me. You must be a beautiful person."
...Gina Polastri, Mayor of Pittsfield, MA
"In the beginning, it was so interesting, then I became fascinated, then
it built and built and by the end, I was enthralled!"
...Nancy Manes, Dance Publicist
"Lovely, lovely piece...the ending especially is marvelous! You have a
strong work going for you."
...Edward Henckle, Choreographer
"I don't know whether I like that dance--but I couldn't take my eyes off it!"
...overheard Audience Member
"At the end, you could hear a pin drop. People were so moved!"
...Nancy Pierce, Ballet Mistress, The Berkshire Ballet
...Maude Baum, Maude Baum and Dancers