Works: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
April 30, 2011
The Making of 'L'Allegro'
By: Susan Josephs for Los Angeles Times
Early on in his career, choreographer Mark Morris spent three formative years as director of dance for the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brusssels, Belgium. Granted ample funding and a well-equipped building, he also confronted a great deal of criticism from the local dance establishment that questioned why an American choreographer resided at the helm of Belgium’s national opera house. In this environment, he wound up creating some of his best known and critically acclaimed work: “The Hard Nut,” “Dido and Aeneas” and “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.”