Saturday January 31, 2009
Morris Bares Ol' Mozart's Sensual Soul
Sarah Kaufman for The Washington Post
The 18th century looks especially sexy in Mark Morris's "Mozart Dances" -- lots of decolletage and slim britches. Very Gothic romance. The music of the age gets undressed, too: Morris's dancers raise the temperature on three Mozart piano pieces with a luscious outpouring of earthy release and existential reflection that chases away all images of powdered wigs and polite aristocracy.