Gus Solomons, Jr., 2002
In 2000, MIT awarded internationally-renowned choreographer Gus Solomons, Jr. '61 (Architecture) its first annual Robert A. Muh Award, which honors a distinguished alumnus for noteworthy contributions in a School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences field. Solomons returned to MIT during September of 2002 as an MLK Visiting Scholar hosted by Music and Theater Arts.
He worked with students in the MIT Dance Theater Ensemble to create "Crowd." (title includes period), a new environmental work. For this intense residency, Solomons decided to make the work as an "installation" in the space of the Architecture Library itself. The 10-member ensemble performed "Crowd." in September and December of 2002 to an original musical score composed and performed by Brian Robison, assistant professor of music.
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