Highlights: 30th Anniversary
August 29, 2011
Three decades of dancing on air with Mark Morris
By: Janine Parker for Boston Globe
BECKET - We blinked, and suddenly the Mark Morris Dance Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Another blink, and it’s the last week of this year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, during which Morris’s jolly troupe is performing four of the master choreographer’s works. The giddy program, too, flashes by: Time really does seem to fly when you’re having fun.
“Resurrection,’’ from 2002, is Morris’s goofy rendering of Richard Rodgers’s iconic “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.’’ Noah Vinson and Maile Okamura lead the pajama-clad ensemble of 12 who dance with golly-gee earnestness, the choreography evoking big movie musical numbers and cheesy Broadway showstoppers.