January 19, 2022
Rage performed on Metropolitan Piano Series February 26
Barbara Podgurski and Beata Moon
Barbara Podgurski and Beata Moon

Originally conceived as a ballet and commissioned by the Lake Erie Ballet, Rage is about the turbulent emotions of an abusive relationship. Choreographer Michael Satinoff had asked me to write a pas de deux for two dancers in his company, and originally I set out to write something romantic and lovely. However, as daily headlines screamed out about tortured relationships, my little pas de dues turned into an impassioned cry against violence. It portrays a couple imprisoned in a vicious cycle of domination and abuse. First looking at the scene from the position of the perpetrator and then from the viewpoint of the abused, the music alternates between these two extremes.----------Victoria Bond

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