Film & TV
Michael Tilson Thomas
Stay Together (2006)
In Stay Together, the latest work by San Francisco’s sui generis dance theater auteur, the improbable becomes the buoyantly inevitable. Gently percolating with sly wit, a cryptically nimble text, lean and lyrical dancing, a beguiling new score by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, gorgeous design and a defining generosity of spirit, the 40-minute piece…is a paean to collaborative faith and the difficulties, both artistic and mundane, that test it... Thomas, in his first collaboration with Goode, delivers a wonderfully theatrical score as the aural engine for the piece. Ranging from little thonks and shudders to burbling pop phrases… expansive, gamelan-like shimmers later on, the recorded music loyally serves and heightens Goode’s evolving scenario.
Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle,1/1/0001