Mark Morris Dance Group
Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm
Friday, May 18, 8pm
Saturday, May 19, 8pm
Sunday, May 20, 3pm
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Read the program notes by Debra Cash and libretto
Mark Morris is a world-renowned choreographer of great ambition and endless invention; a dance master, though still brilliantly sculpting his legacy. He is also an unusual figure in the depth of his commitment to dance as a live music experience. Mark Morris uses recorded music only when artistically necessary and sticking to this standard is a challenge that is also an enormous part of his artistic success. Both dance and music breathe and live in a Mark Morris Dance Group performance.
"Music is in the flesh and in the moment, and it joins together those who hear it in a way that’s both ancient and inexplicable.” —Mark Morris
The Muir (2010) Boston premiere
Featuring Irish and Scottish folk songs arranged by Beethoven
Festival Dance (2011) Boston premiere
Featuring Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Piano Trio No.5 in E Major, Op.83
Socrates (2010) Boston premiere
Featuring music of Erik Satie
Programs and prices subject to change.
The 2011-12 Dance Series is Sponsored by
THE LITTLE FAMILY FOUNDATION and the
JOHN S. and CYNTHIA REED FOUNDATION.
with additional support from the Celebrity Series Friends of Dance.