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When the Levee Breaks

When the Levee Breaks (2003)

Commissioned and premiered by Mocean Dance
Choreography: Andrea Leigh-Smith
4 dancers
7 minutes
 
When the Levee Breaks combines powerful movement and a highly percussive score in a fast-paced, exhilarating investigation of the relationship between music and dance. The work explores suspicion, aggression and the competitive side of human nature.

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When the Levee BreaksWhen the Levee Breaks
When the Levee BreaksWhen the Levee Breaks

Music
“Bonham” by Christopher Rouse with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Costume Design
Holly Crooks

Costume Construction
Holly Crooks & Pat Rozee

Set Design
Andrea Leigh-Smith & Ken Rothchild

Lighting Design
Geoff Bouckley

Photograph by Holly Crooks