The Mark Morris Dance Group performs the extraordinary and ever-expanding repertory of dances by Mark Morris each year in the world’s most prestigious dance and music venues. A feature of every MMDG performance, live music has become a hallmark of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Morris’s visionary leadership, unique and inspired performances and collaborations with top orchestras and renowned opera companies have earned MMDG the reputation as a leading dance company of our time.
The School reflects the spirit of MMDG in its celebration of dance and music. The Dance Center’s seven studios are filled with dancers of all ages and abilities participating in a wide range of classes from ballet and modern dance to jazz/hip-hop and belly dancing.
MMDG offers 6,000 premium rehearsal hours each year in the Dance Center’s seven fully-equipped studios at deeply reduced rates. Over 400 established and emerging dance companies and individual artists make use of the studios each year.
Through a partnership with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, MMDG dancers lead weekly customized dance workshops for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. These workshops have received national and international recognition.
MMDG conducts in-school residencies to introduce Brooklyn school children to Mark Morris’s work. Students are taught the poetic, artistic and musical roots of the dances and visit the Dance Center for a private performance and conversation with the Dance Group.
MMDG partners with NYCHA to provide free dance classes for youth and senior residents of Brooklyn public housing. Classes are taught by MMDG teaching artists in NYCHA community centers throughout Brooklyn.