Necropolis (1985)

To live music, originally, by the seven member new music improvisational ensemble, Five of Five, led by Tom Hajdu, this dance was of thirteen minutes duration with five dancers. The initial three minute section allowed improvisational movement restricted to a limited vocabulary. The remainder of the piece was choreographed with the exception of a two minute duet again improvised to specific vocabulary. The aim here was to allow a certain amount of spontaneous freedom without deviating from the overall aesthetic quality of the work (which in this case was rather dark).