March 03, 2012
Frolicking With Bubbly Saints and Marching With the Band
By: Gia Kourlas for The New York Times
"As choreographers go, Mark Morris isn’t particularly mysterious. The starting point of all of his dances is a nearly religious adherence to music, but beneath that surface, it’s the range that makes you wonder, what drives such a fervent mind?"
"That Mr. Morris reveals his musical sophistication through barefoot modern dancing is what gives his choreography such primal elegance. Whether the effect is joyful, bombastic or as quiet as can be, the connective tissue is rhythm: the way a melody might hook its way into a foot and lengthen out through the opposite shoulder. He finds ways to make bodies sing all the notes, not just the high ones."