Washington Square Dance
for 2 identical orchestras (2002-2003)
12 minutes – no.23

No matter what side you're on or where you stand
Take your partner by the hand.
And each pair dance
The Washington Square Dance"

from the musical Call Me Madam (1950) by Irving Berlin

Washington Square Dance is the fourth part of Uptown|Downtown, an urban panorama in six movements, which is thought of as an evening-long dance production about city life in Manhattan.

photo: Washington Square (NYC) by Ilse Schrama
(reproduced with permission)