Sunday, September 24, 2017
A Love Supreme
The piece is danced by four males, each representing one of the musicians in the John Coltrane quartet. First, in silence, the four dancers push, pull, lift, and hold each other. This choreography is reprised during the final movement of the music. Before the music starts, the dancer representing Coltrane performs a silent solo, standing still in various locations, as if contemplating the creation of the music to come.
When the music begins, every sound and solo is mirrored in the movement. After Elvin's solo that sets up "Pursuance," the audience erupted into applause.