Works: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
May 10, 2011
The Miracle of Mark Morris and 'L'Allegro'
By: Marc Porter Zasada for The Huffington Post
The earth we occupy is built from minor miracles and major miracles. When Mark Morris choreographed L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato some 33 years ago, he created a major miracle.
But because this evening-length miracle requires 24 astoundingly lithe and lightfooted dancers, a full orchestra, four opera singers, and a complete opera chorus -- well, despite its fame, L'Allegro isn't witnessed as often as, say, rainbows.
So if you don't catch the Mark Morris Dance Group at L.A.'s Music Center by May 8, well, book your ticket for January 2012 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.