Elizabeth Kurtzman, a Manhattan native, began her career in the fashion industry after attending the Parsons School of Design. She has designed textiles and accessories for numerous New York design houses and has added costume design and book illustration to her list of vocations. For MMDG, she has designed costumes for many works, including Dancing Honeymoon, Sang-Froid, The Argument, Greek to Me, Empire Garden, Visitation, The Muir, Petrichor, A Wooden Tree, Crosswalk, and for the Gotham Opera Company, under Mark Morris’ direction, L’Isola Disabitata. Kurtzman lives and works in New York City.
Nick Kolin (lighting design) has designed two works for Mark Morris Dance Group -Whelm and Words - as well as work as touring lighting supervisor. Recent dance projects include new works for Philadanco! and many collaborations with the Joffrey Ballet School, as well lighting supervisor for Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature, DanceBrazil, the Apollo Theatre’s Get on the Good Foot, Dance Heginbotham, and NY City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival. Other projects include productions with the Cincinnati Ballet, Gotham Chamber Opera, SYREN Modern Dance, Asolo Repertory Theater, Castillo Theater, Signature Theatre, McCarter Theater, Primary Stages, and The New Group. Kolin is an adjunct faculty member at Hunter College, where he is the resident lighting designer for the MFA playwriting program. MFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
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.