Press Notes: from MMDG
June 26, 2007
SEATTLE WELCOMES SEMINAL WORK FROM MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
For press inquires, contact William Murray, 212.254.1357.
20th Anniversary of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
SEATTLE – As part of a new partnership between the Seattle Theatre Group and the Seattle Symphony, the Mark Morris Dance Group will perform Mark Morris’s groundbreaking, evening-length L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at The Paramount Theatre (May 16-18, 2008). This season also marks the 20th Anniversary of L’Allegro since its 1988 premiere in Brussels, Belgium, during the Dance Group’s three-year residency at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie.
Acclaim for Mark Morris’s L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
“In many ways, L’Allegro is the perfect introduction to the Morris style – showing not only his musical sensibility (and that of his hair-trigger-trained dancers), but also his enormous, and rare, skill compositional architecture.” – New York Post
“A masterpiece of the late 20th century.” – Chicago Tribune
“The entire spectacle represents one of those rare theatrical occasions by which those present measure their lives.” – The Times Literary Supplement (London)
“One of the most joyful and endearing works ever created…” – Boston Globe
May 16-18, 2008:
The Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA)
Gerard Schwartz, conductor
MetLife Foundation is the Mark Morris Dance Group Official Tour Sponsor.