Celebrate our “20 Years in Brooklyn” with FREE performances, classes and more.

Celebrate our “20 Years in Brooklyn” with FREE performances, classes and more.

Join us this Saturday in Brooklyn!

Celebrate our “20 Years in Brooklyn” with FREE performances, classes and more.


This FREE event will include performances by the Mark Morris Dance Group, classes, a chance to mingle with The School staff and teachers, and more!

Mark Morris Dance Center: 20 Years in Brooklyn Kick-off Event
September 18, 2021 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The Plaza at 300 Ashland

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Schedule of Events


10:00-10:45 AM
Adaptive Dance: Hip-Hop
with Lynnett Paris and Carol Alvarez

11:00-11:45 AM
Family Fun: Zumba
with Bethina Sayegh-Flores

12:00-12:45 PM
Dance with MMDG: Words*

with Domingo Estrada, Jr. and Karlie Budge
featuring live percussion by Andreas Brade


1:00-1:45 PM
Student Company 1: “Improv Score”
staged by Alex Cook

Jazz Combo
featuring musicians from the Dance Center programs

Mark Morris Dance GroupFugue, Words


2:00-2:45 PM
Afro-Caribbean Dance & Music (Adult Class)*
with Pat Hall

3:00-3:45 PM
Dance Church (Adult Class)
with Tariq Mitri

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*Seated modifications will be available for these classes by Dance for PD faculty.

MMDG is committed to ongoing work on inclusion, equity, and diversity to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all. If you require additional accommodation, please email schooladmin@mmdg.org.


Official Sponsor: Bloomberg Philanthropies

This event is in collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

Programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland is made possible by support from Two Trees Management Co.

Upcoming MMDG performances

Join us for fall performances at two beautiful outdoor venues!

See the premiere of Mark Morris’s new work, Water, set to four sections of Handel’s Water Music, along with Words (2014), Quad (a play by Samuel Beckett staged by Mark Morris), and enjoy Dance with MMDG classes for all ages, with and without disabilities.


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Theater Mitu presents “Utopian Hotline”

Utopian Hotline is a telephone hotline (646-694-8050), a vinyl record, and a performance… It’s a 45 minute performance installation at MITU580 for a limited and socially distanced audience of 12.

We’ve been working on it for two years with SETI InstituteASU’s Interplanetary Initiative, and Brooklyn Independent Middle School.  Collecting voicemails from all over the country, gathering messages from astronauts, scientists, futurists, spiritual communities, and middle school students – all answering the question “how do you imagine a more perfect future?”

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