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Wien (1995)

Length: 13 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler

Faithful to Ravel's intentions, Wien is a fantastic and fatal swirling of tragic dimensions. The Viennese waltz, the very image of social refinement, becomes the symbol of a disintegrating society taken into a whirlpool of violence and humiliation... The piece has the poisoned atmosphere of despair and fatalism. It is the trail of failed humanity. It is a premonition of triumphant evil.