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Work: Layla and Majnun

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ComposerHajibeyli, Uzeyir (1885-1948)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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Mark Morris Dance Group/ Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Mark Morris' courtly choreography plays second fiddle to unique mugham vocals and the lyrical music inspired by Azerbaijan’s first composer 
***11
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Mark Morris / Silk Road ensemble: Layla and Majnun

The staging required that the dancers move through and around the musicians, and this intertwining gave the piece a coherent visual identity and a flowing energy. 
*****
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