The piece was commissioned in the summer of 1999 in Durham (North Carolina, USA) by the American Dance Festival as a part of the International Choreographers' Program, with support from the Philip Morris Companies Inc., Rockefeller Foundation and Trust for Mutual Understanding
Russian premiere: October 1999 - Ekaterinburg
The production was awarded the Golden Mask (2001) for Best Piece in Contemporary Dance. It was nominated for The Best Work by a choreographer, and Best Set and Costume design
Maple Garden toured the United States, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus, as well as 16 cities in Russia.