Mark Morris Dance Group


Robert Bordo

Robert Bordo

(scenic design) was born in Montreal and has lived in New York since 1972. His first New York solo show was held at Brooke Alexander in 1987. His most recent solo show, Robert Bordo: Another Day was held in September-October 2005 at Alexander and Bonin, NYC. His collaborations with Mark Morris include sets for Dido and Aeneas, Paukenschlag, Stabat Mater, and The Death of Socrates.

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Michael Chybowski

Michael Chybowski

(lighting design) Moby Dick and Other Stories with Laurie Anderson, The Grey Zone (Long Wharf Theatre), Andrei Belgrader's production of Waiting for Godot (Classic Stage Company), Cymbeline (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre), Playboy of the Western World (Steppenwolf Theatre), and the original production of Wit. For the Mark Morris Dance Group, he has designed over thirty dances, including Four Saints in Three Acts for English National Opera and Falling Down Stairs, which toured the U.S. with cellist Yo Yo Ma. Nominated for an American Theatre Wing design award for his lighting of David Rabe's A Question of Mercy and also for The Grey Zone by Tim Blake Nelson. Received a 1999 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, the American Theatre Wing Design Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for 1999.

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Johan Henckens

Johan Henckens has been Technical Director of MMDG since 1988.

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Stephen Hendee

Stephen Hendee

(scenic design) has shown his dynamic sculptural environments in numerous museums in the U.S. and abroad since 1997. His projects have been exhibited at the Las Vegas Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, St. Louis Art Museum, The David Smart Museum at the Univeristy of Chicago, the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL. He is also the recipient of many prestigious art foundation awards, amoung them: The Louis Comfort Tiffany award, a Pollock-Krasner grant, an Elizabeth Foundation grant, and residecies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony.

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Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin

(scenic design) was born in London in 1932 and evacuated during the war to the United States, where he lived on Long Island from 1940 to 1943. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1984 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and in the following year won the Turner Prize. He was knighted in 1992 and made a Companion of Honour in 2003.

An exhibition of his Paintings 1975–1995, organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, opened in 1995 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and toured to museums in Fort Worth and Düsseldorf, and to London’s Hayward Gallery. A retrospective opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in spring 2006. It traveled to London’s Tate Britain and then to El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. A survey exhibition of paintings made in the last 15 years opened at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven in February 2007, and is on at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until September 23. A touring print show organized by the Barbican Art Gallery is on at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath between July 28 and September 30. It will later travel to Belfast.

Howard first worked in the theater in 1981, when he designed the set and costumes for Richard Alston’s Night Music with the Ballet Rambert. They later collaborated on Pulcinella, which was filmed by the BBC and released on DVD. Mark Morris asked Howard to design the backcloth for Rhymes with Silver (1997), for Kolam (2002), and for Mozart Dances (2006). Howard Hodgkin is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

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James F. Ingalls

James F. Ingalls

(lighting design) designs for Mark Morris include Orfeo ed Euridice (Metropolitan Opera); King Arthur (English National Opera); Sylvia, Sandpaper Ballet, Maelstrom, and Pacific (San Francisco 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 (Mark Morris Dance Group); 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 Mr. 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 at the Barbican Centre, London), Dr. 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.

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Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

(scenic design) is a ping pong enthusiast. She is also an author/illustrator of 12 children's books including Max Makes A Million and What Pete Ate. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Departures, Travel & Leisure. She has created an illustrated edition of The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. Her first year-long online column for the New York Times, "The Principles of Uncertainty", is now in book form, published by Penguin Press. Her current online column for the New York Times, "And The Pursuit of Happiness", will appear in book form in Fall 2010. She is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in NYC.

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Elizabeth Kurtzman

Elizabeth Kurtzman

(costume design) was born in Manhattan. She began her career as a product and textile designer for several prestigious New York design houses after studying fashion at Parsons School of Design. She then added costume design and illustration to her list of vocations and designed numerous pieces for the Mark Morris Dance Group including Dancing Honeymoon, The Argument, Greek to Me and Four Saints in Three Acts. Kurtzman lives and works in New York City.

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Adrianne Lobel

Adrianne Lobel

(Scenic Design) past projects for Mark Morris : King Arthur for English National Opera and NYC Opera; Platèe Royal Opera, London, Edinburgh and New York City Opera ; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato La Monnaie-Brussels, BAM-NY; The Hard Nut La Monnaie-Brussels, BAM-NY; Le Nozze di Figaro Brussels; Orfeo ed Euridice BAM-NY, US tour. For the Metropolitan Opera, NY : "An American Tragedy" -2005 and "Nixon in China"- 2011 Sets for Broadway: A Year with Frog and Toad ( produced and designed) On the Town, directed by George C. Wolfe; The Diary of Anne Frank, Passion, Twelve Dreams , all directed by James Lapine. European commissions include: Lady in The Dark (Royal National Theatre, London), Street Scene (Houston Grand Opera) both directed by Francesca Zambello. Projects for Peter Sellars: Dr. Atomic ( San Francisco Opera) The Rake's Progress (Chatelet, Paris); The Marriage of Figaro (Pepsico Summerfare-NY, Bobigny-Paris); Cosi Fan Tutte (Pepsico Summerfare-NY); The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne Festival, England); The Mikado (Chicago Lyric Opera). Honors: Lucille Lortel, Obie, Long Wharf's Murphy Award, Emmy and Jefferson Award and Drama Desk, Maharam, and Tony nominations. She developed and designed " Little House on The Prairie" a new musical currently on an American tour.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

(costume design) Born in Brooklyn, New York Isaac Mizrahi's passion for design and performance began at early age. As the son of a children's clothing manufacturer and a fashion-obsessed mom, Isaac was always encouraged to express his artistic talent. After a youth spent staging puppet shows in his backyard and creating clothes for his mom's friends, Isaac studied acting at the High School of Performing Arts and fashion design at Parsons. As a leader in the design business for almost twenty years, Isaac has been awarded four CFDA awards, including a special award in 1996 for the groundbreaking documentary “UNZIPPED.” His ready-to-wear collection is available at high-end retailers and specialty boutiques globally. Isaac!s designs are a favorite among celebrities and frequently seen on the red carpet. In December 2009 Isaac launched his lifestyle collection, ISAACMIZRAHILIVE!, on QVC. The brand includes all of Isaac's favorite things from handbags to dresses to cheesecakes. In addition, Isaac is the Creative Director of Liz Claiborne New York, overseeing design and development. In 2003, Isaac revolutionized the industry by teaming with Target to launch a collection of chic and stylish clothing and accessories for women. Isaac has created costumes for movies, theatre, dance and opera in collaboration with Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Roundabout Theatre Company among others. In 2002 Isaac received the Drama Desk Award for his costume designs for The Women. Most recently, he made his costume design debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera with Orfeo ed Euridice. In 1997 Isaac wrote a series of comic books entitled The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel and he has appeared in films and television shows including “Sex & the City,” “Ugly Betty” and “Celebrity Jeopardy.” Isaac won rave reviews in 1999 for his one-man, off-Broadway show Les Mizrahi. Television audiences have come to love Isaac as the host of his own series on both the Oxygen Network and the Style Network and on Bravo!s “The Fashion Show.” Isaac's daily web series can be seen at WATCHISAAC.COM and features his unique take on cooking, trends, style, fashion, and entertaining. His book, How to Have Style, was published by Gotham in 2008, and is a must-have for all women. In September 2009, Isaac opened his first freestanding shop in New York City, showcasing his ready-to-wear, accessory, and couture collections. When not working, Isaac enjoys spending time with his dog Harry, cooking, and watching the Yankees.

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Allen Moyer

Allen Moyer

(ORFEO ED EURIDICE for the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Mark Morris, THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES for The Wexford Festival and Opera Theater of St. Louis, plus productions for Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Scottish Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glimmerglass Opera, Seattle Opera and several productions for New York City Opera, including Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s THE MOTHER OF US ALL, IL TRITTICO, and LA BOHEME (also broadcast on Live from Lincoln Center). Mr. Moyer also recently designed the premiere of the Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH, commissioned for the Minnesota Opera, and the recent premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO for the Theater St. Gallen (Switzerland). Also, the Delibes ballet SYLVIA for The San Francisco Ballet, and ROMEO AND JULIET: ON MOTIFS OF SHAKESPEARE(for the Mark Morris Dance Group) both choreographed by Mark Morris.

Broadway credits include: the musical GREY GARDENS (Tony/Drama Desk/ Outer Critic’s Circle nominations and the 2006 Hewes Award from the American Theater Wing), AFTER MISS JULIE, THURGOOD, LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, IN MY LIFE, TWELVE ANGRY MEN (including the National Tour), THE CONSTANT WIFE, RECKLESS and THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK. Off Broadway credits include productions for Playwright’s Horizons, The Public Theater/NYSF, Second Stage, The Roundabout Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, and The Drama Dept.

Upcoming : M BUTTERFLY (the Guthrie Theater), THE TALES OF HOFFMAN (Santa Fe Opera), THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO (Welsh National Opera) and IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE for the Wexford Festival.

Moyer is the recipient of a 2006 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

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Martin Pakledinaz

Martin Pakledinaz

(costume design) has designed costumes for theater, opera, and dance. He has collaborated with Mark Morris on works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Ballet, and Boston Ballet, and worked with the New York City Ballet, including Christopher Wheeldon’s recent The Nightingale and The Rose. Mr. Pakledinaz’s New York credits include Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone and directed by Arthur Laurents; The Pirate Queen; The Pajama Game (Tony Award nomination); The Trip to Bountiful; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Wonderful Town; The Wild Party; A Year with Frog and Toad; Kiss Me, Kate; Golden Child; The Diary of Anne Frank; Waste; and The Life. His work in opera includes Rodelinda for the Metropolitan Opera; Tristan und Isolde for the Paris Opera/Bastille, directed by Peter Sellars with video installations by Bill Viola; as well as two other world premiere works directed by Sellars, L’Amour de Loin and Adriana Mater, composed by Kaija Saariaho with librettos by Amin Maalouf.

He has been awarded two Tony Awards and the Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel awards, among others.

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Katherine M. Patterson

Katherine M. Patterson

(costume design) designed the costumes for several MMDG works including Foursome, Kolam, Something Lies Beyond the Scene, Rock of Ages, Marble Halls, Cargo, and Candleflowerdance. She has also designed for the José Limón Company, Singapore Dance Theater, Ben Munisteri Dance Projects, Ice Theater of New York, and American Ballet Theater Studio Company, among others. Her work has been seen at The New York State Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joyce Theater, Whitney Museum at Altria, Harvard Dance Center, Jacob's Pillow, Saint Mark's Church, and Dance Theater Workshop. Patterson has a B.F.A. from Cooper Union.

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Nicole Pearce

Nicole Pearce

(lighting design) With Mark Morris: Up and Down with Boston Ballet, All Fours, Rock of Ages, From Old Seville, Cargo, Candleflowerdance, Excursions, Visitation, and Empire Garden; Busk & Buscar choreographed by Aszure Barton; Kententtanz (Joffrey Ballet); New Dances at the Juilliard School with Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Nicolo Fonte, Adam Hougland, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, Matthew Neenan, David Parker, Fabien Priovelle, & Doug Varone; From Dusk Till Dawn by Christoher Huggins, Commitments by Hinton Battle (Philadanco); Swan Lake, The Little Mermaid (Ballet Memphis); Carmina Burana (Ballet Theatre of Maryland); Hold the Line (Symphony Space) by Alexandre Proia. Other selected New York Credits include The American Dream & The Sandbox directed by Edward Albee (The Cherry Lane); Beebo Brinker Chronicles (37 Arts) directed by Leigh Silverman; US Drag (Stagefarm) directed by Trip Cullman; Sakharam Binder (The Play Company), directed by Maria Mileaf; Regional credits include The Sugar Syndrome, A Nervous Smile, and Blithe Spirit (Williamstown Theatre Festival) directed by Maria Mileaf.

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Susan Ruddie

for MMDG has designed costumes for Somebody's Coming to See Me Tonight, Polka, Beautiful Day, Bedtime, Grand Duo, Home, A Spell, Lucky Charms and World Power. Other dance works include designs for Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company's premier season, Ramon Oller for Ballet Hispanico, Gina Gibney Dance, Infinity Dance Theater, and associate design on ABT's Othello and Coppelia and MMDG's The Hard Nut. Ruddie is currently costume designer for Troika Entertainment where she has recently designed costumes for national tours of Fiddler on the Roof and a revival of Evita directed by Hal Prince.

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Christine Van Loon

(costume designer) was born in Hoeilaart, Belgium, and has studied commercial art, costume, and set design. At the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, she worked in both the set and costume departments and with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century. Ms. Van Loon has designed the costumes for several Mark Morris productions, including Dido and Aeneas and L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.

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