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Song of Songs

Pam Tanowitz and David Lang

Spiritual, playful, and mysterious, The biblical Song of Songs (also known as The Song of Solomon) is perhaps the greatest of all love poems—a hymn of yearning, steeped in images from the natural world. The poem has inspired artists and lovers for millennia. Now composer David Lang and choreographer Pam Tanowitz join forces to create a major new dance performance inspired by this beautiful text. A union of song and movement, Song of Songs moves between abstraction and figuration to create a meditation on loving and being.


Choreography Pam Tanowitz
Music David Lang
Production Design Reid Bartelme, Harriet Jung, Pam Tanowitz, and Clifton Taylor
Sound Design Garth MacAleavey
Music Supervision Caleb Burhans
Dramaturgy Mary Gossy
Stage Management Betsy Ayer
Producers Caleb Hammons and Jason Collins, Fisher Center at Bard

Christine Flores
Zachary Gonder
Lindsey Jones
Brian Lawson
Victor Lozano
Maile Okamura
Melissa Toogood

Sarah Brailey, soprano
Emily Brausa, cello
Caleb Burhans, viola
Martha Cluver, soprano
Katie Geissinger, alto
Yuri Yamashita, percussion

Rehearsal Director, Pam Tanowitz Dance Melissa Toogood
Assistant Lighting Design Maggie Turoff

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All photos were taken in March 2022 by Maria Baranova, and feature Zachary Gonder and Melissa Toogood. 




All photos were taken in January 2022 by Chris Kayden.