We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, the first piece we premiered during my company’s 3-year residency at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. During that time, I doubled the number of dancers in my company, worked regularly with the opera house orchestra, and performed in theaters across Europe. With the resources necessary to create large-scale works, I choreographed L’Allegro, Dido and Aeneas, and The Hard Nut, which remain the foundation of the MMDG repertory.
We returned to the United States in 1991 determined to build a home for dance, not just for MMDG, but for everyone—students of all ages and abilities to study various styles of dance, and artists who need space to rehearse in. Ten years later and with substantial support, we built the Mark Morris Dance Center, a seven-studio facility in Brooklyn that is the artistic home for my dance group and a cultural resource for the community.
I am so proud of what we have accomplished. None of this would have been possible without you and others like you, who recognize the vital role of dance and music in our society.
In the coming year, with your help, we will provide people in New York and on tour with opportunities to experience and explore the arts. MMDG will tour cities across the U.S., Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and the U.K. I will premiere a production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea with my company of dancers, a full orchestra and chorus, four vocal soloists, and a stellar team of long-time collaborators: scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, costume designer Isaac Mizrahi, lighting designer Michael Chybowski, and conductor Nicholas McGegan.
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Mark Morris Dance Group (Discalced, Inc.) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.