- Mark Morris
- Franz Schubert - Wiengenlied, D498; Ständchen, D920; Erlkönig, D328
- Costume design
- Susan Ruddie
- Lighting Design
- James F. Ingalls
- Number of Dancers
- 14 minutes
Susan Ruddie has worked for 25 years as a costume designer, costume director, milliner and textile artist. Susan's designs have toured the world with The Mark Morris Dance Group. She has designed off broadway plays, musicals, ballets and operas. Recent work includes the 25th anniversary national tour of Evita directed by Hal Prince, national tours of Fiddler in the Roof. and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat starring Patrick Cassidy; and a production of The Sound of Music which was the first Broadway musical to tour mainland China. Some of her favorites to dress have include Faith Prince, Martin Short, John Pizzarelli, Meryl Streep, Baryshnikov and Mark Morris. She ran the workroom for Grace Costumes and Eric Winterling Costumes where she supervised the construction of costumes for shows including "Little Mermaid", "Wicked", and "Phantom". Susan has dyed and painted costumes for Broadway, operas, ballets, Ringling Bros. Circus, and vegas shows. Susan's talent for working with feathers comes from years of making headdresses for the Radio City Rockettes.
James F. Ingalls
James F. Ingalls' designs for Mark Morris include Orfeo ed Euridice (Metropolitan Opera); King Arthur (English National Opera); Sylvia, Sandpaper Ballet, Maelstrom, and Pacific (San Franciso Ballet); Platée (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and New York City Opera); L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Dido and Aeneas, and The Hard Nut (MMDG); Ein Herz (Paris Opera Ballet); and the initial White Oak Project tour. His work for Lincoln Center includes Zaide, Ainadamar, and Bach Cantatas, all directed by Peter Sellars, and Renaissance Muse, directed by Mark Lamos. At the Metropolitan Opera, Ingalls has also designed An American Tragedy, Salome, Benvenuto Cellini, The Gambler, War and Peace, and Wozzeck. Most recently, he designed A Flowering Tree and La Passion de Simone (New Crowned Hope Festival and the Barbican Centre, London), Doctor Atomic (Holland Festival/De Nederlandse Opera and San Francisco Opera), and The Cherry Orchard at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He often collaborates with Saint Joseph Ballet in Santa Ana, California.
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.