MMDG Repertory



October 08, 2014

New York City Center - Fall for Dance Festival

Mark Morris Dance Group - Mainstage Theater

New York, New York United States

More Performances

Words was commissioned by New York City Center for their 2014 Fall for Dance Festival.

Mark Morris
Felix Mendelssohn - Songs without Words – Op. 67, no. 6 – “Serenade”; Op. 38, no. 2 – “Lost Happiness”; Op. 67, no. 5 – “Shepherds Complaint”; Op. 67, no. 4 – “The Spinning Wheel”; Op. 19, no. 6 – “Venetian Barcarole”; Op. 62, no. 3 – “Funeral March”; Op. 62, no. 6 – “Spring Song”; Op. 62, no. 1 – “May Breezes”; Op. 30, no. 2 – “Unrest”; Op. 30, no. 6 – “Second Barcarole”
Lighting Design
Nick Kolin
Costume Design
Maile Okamura
Violin, Piano
Number of Dancers
24 minutes

Press Quotes

"the dances show us how much [Morris] can do with a simple, near-pedestrian dance vocabulary and a phenomenally diverse grasp of basic dance musicality"

Alastair Macaulay

- New York Times

"'Words' is another of Mr. Morris’s beguiling affairs, intriguingly expressing poetry beyond words."

Robert Greskovic

- Wall Street Journal

"...frisky and enigmatic."

- The Washington Post

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.

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