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Become a Friend of MMDG

Each year, the Mark Morris Dance Group thrills audiences worldwide with performances of innovative work by Mark Morris and community engagement programs that bring the joy of dance to people of all ages and abilities at the Dance Center, throughout NYC, and on tour.

When you become a Friend of MMDG, you play an active role in our success, supporting new and restaged works, education programs in public schools and public housing, free classes for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, teacher training programs, and subsidized studio rental for local artists.

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Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • A tour of the Dance Center

Plus:

  • MMDG T-shirt

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt

Plus:

  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt
  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center

Plus:

  • Invitation to post-show events and receptions
  • A performance program autographed by Mark Morris and the dancers

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt
  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to post-show events and receptions
  • A performance program autographed by Mark Morris and the dancers

Plus:

  • VIP priority ticketing service to all MMDG performances
  • Invitation to studio showings, new works previews, and special events with the dance group

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt
  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to post-show events and receptions
  • A performance program autographed by Mark Morris and the dancers
  • VIP priority ticketing service to all MMDG performances
  • Invitation to studio showings, new works previews, and special events with the dance group

Plus:

  • 2 tickets to an MMDG premiere

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt
  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to post-show events and receptions
  • A performance program autographed by Mark Morris and the dancers
  • VIP priority ticketing service to all MMDG performances
  • Invitation to studio showings, new works previews, and special events with the dance group
  • 2 tickets to an MMDG premiere

Plus:

  • Recognition in association with a specific performance
  • 2 additional tickets to an MMDG premiere

Receive:

  • Advance email notice of MMDG performances and special events
  • Advance ticket access to select MMDG performances
  • 1 free Adult level class at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to Member Open House at the Dance Center
  • Tour of the Dance Center
  • MMDG T-shirt
  • $2 off adult classes at the Dance Center
  • Invitation to post-show events and receptions
  • A performance program autographed by Mark Morris and the dancers
  • VIP priority ticketing service to all MMDG performances
  • Invitation to studio showings, new works previews, and special events with the dance group
  • 4 tickets to an MMDG premiere
  • Recognition in association with a specific performance

Plus:

  • Naming opportunity at the Dance Center

Support New Works

Mark Morris creates one to four new works each year, many of them collaborations with notable musicians, orchestras, and opera companies, most recently with the Silk Road Ensemble for Layla and Majnun (2016).

This year, Morris will create two new repertory pieces: Pure Dance Items, a full-company work to selections from Salome Dances for Peace by Terry Riley, which premiered on October 29, 2016, on a program of Morris’ dances inspired by India for “Sounds of India,” a mini-festival curated by Morris as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, as well as Numerator, a new work to the music of Lou Harrison. Numerator will premiere at Tanglewood Music Festival in June 2017 on a program celebrating Harrison's centenary, Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, alongside other classic Morris works to Harrison’s music including Pacific (1995), Grand Duo (1993), and Serenade (2003).

These new dances will be added to MMDG's 150-plus repertory and performed for audiences in cities around the world.

Restage, restore, and rebuild early works

MMDG regularly restages works from Mark Morris’ repertory of over 150 dances, many of them acclaimed as masterpieces. This year, the Encore Fund will support the restagings of two large-scale and two repertory works.

Morris’ holiday classic, The Hard Nut (1991), described as "hilarious and touching" (Financial Times), celebrates its 25th-anniversary engagement at BAM from December 10-18, 2016. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and the comic book art of Charles Burns, the work features Tchaikovsky’s complete score performed live by the 50-piece MMDG Music Ensemble with The Hard Nut Singers, a chorus of local children.

In spring 2017, MMDG will bring back Dido and Aeneas (1989), Morris’ dramatic retelling of a classical story, “A tour de force of late 20th century artistic storytelling” (Los Angeles Times), performed with an orchestra, chorus, and four vocal soloists, featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. The work will be paired with Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River (2013) for a double bill of Morris’ operas March 15-19, 2017 at BAM.

MMDG will also restage two repertory works. Dancing Honeymoon (1998), set to music transcribed and arranged by Ethan Iverson from historical recordings of Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan, will be performed in mixed repertory shows in spring 2017; Serenade (2003), set to Serenade for Guitar, by Lou Harrison, will be performed at “Sounds of India” in fall 2016, on mixed repertory programs in spring 2017, and as part of an all-Harrison program to celebrate the composer’s centenary in June 2017 at Tanglewood Music Festival.

Ensure the future of MMDG

When you name the Mark Morris Dance Group in estate plans through bequests, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations, you will automatically become a part of the Legacy Society. Your gift will have valuable tax benefits to you; and you'll also enjoy invitation to a special annual event for Legacy Society members-only. If you have planned for MMDG in your will, or would like information on how to do so, please contact Michelle Amador, Director of Development at 718-624-8400, ×208.

Many people choose to transfer securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash. Should you choose this method of giving, you will not pay any capital gains tax on your gift, and you may be able to claim a Federal income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities on the effective date of your gift. The most convenient way to donate stock is to use electronic wire transfer.

Contact Michelle Amador, Director of Development, at 718-624-8400 x208 to receive a form - pre-filled with our account information - for your broker.

Thank you!

MMDG gratefully acknowledges support from the Friends of MMDG and:

American Express
Anonymous
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP.
Morley and Frederick Bland
Booth Ferris Foundation
Allan and Rhea Bufferd
Suzy Kellems Dominik
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman
Shelby and Frederick Gans Fund
Isaac Mizrahi and Arnold Germer
Howard Gilman Foundation
Sandy Hill
Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
Elizabeth Liebman
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Suzanne Berman and Timothy J. McClimon
McDermott, Will & Emery
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Meyer Sound/Helen and John Meyer
New England Foundation for the Arts
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Ellen and Arnold Offner
Sarabeth Berman and Evan Osnos
PARC Foundation
Diane Solway and David Resnicow
Resnicow + Associates
Margaret Conklin and David Sabel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Iris Cohen and Mark Selinger
The SHS Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Jane Stine and R.L. Stine
The White Cedar Fund


Additional support provided by:

The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
Arnow Family Fund
Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Estée Lauder Companies
ExxonMobile Corporate Matching Gift Program
Google Matching Gift Program
The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation
Guggenheim Partners Matching Gifts
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Marta Heflin Foundation
IBM Corporation Matching Gifts Program
JP Morgan Chase
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Leatherwood Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Morgan Stanley & Co.
Harris A. Berman & Ruth Nemzoff Family Foundation
New York Life Foundation
Wilhelmina Parris, FLP
The L. E. Phillips Family Foundation
Jerome Robbins Foundation
Rolex
Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.
San Antonio Area Foundation
Schneer Foundation
SingerXenos Wealth Management
Solon E. Summerfield Foundation
Tiffany & Co.
Trust for Mutual Understanding
Viad Corp.

Public funding for MMDG has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

                   

Local business support provided by:

Champion Vending
Fairway
Greene Grape
Mister Mango
Sahadi’s
Starbucks
Trader Joe’s

Mark Morris Dance Group (Discalced, Inc.) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

For more information contact:

Michelle Amador
Director of Development
718.624.8400
michelle@mmdg.org


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Mark Morris Dance Group
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Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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