June 02, 1992
Mark Morris Dance Group - Emerson Majestic Theatre
Boston, Massachussets United States
Commissioned, in part, by Dance Umbrella, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Mark Morris
- George Gershwin - Preludes for Piano
- Costume Design
- Isaac Mizrahi
- Lighting Design
- James F. Ingalls
- Number of Dancers
- 7 minutes
Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years. He is the recipient of many accolades including four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 ready-to-wear collection. and has appeared as head judge on the television series Project Runway: All Stars. In September 2012, Mizrahi launched the Isaac Mizrahi New York collection, available at better department stores nationwide. Previously, in December 2009, he launched his lifestyle collection, Isaac Mizrahi Live!, on QVC. In addition to designing for the luxury and mass markets, Mizrahi has designed costumes for the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, and the Opera Theater of St. Louis. Mizrahi first designed costumes for Morris’ Three Preludes in 1992. The two have since collaborated on seventeen other works, including Falling Down Stairs with Yo-Yo Ma (1997) Sandpaper Ballet (1999) and Beaux (2012) for San Francisco Ballet, Gong (2001) and After You (2015) for American Ballet Theater, and evening-length operas Platée (1997), King Arthur (2006), Orfeo ed Euridice (2007), and Acis and Galatea (2015).
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.