MMDG News: Starting Spring in “Sport” at the Dance Center

MMDG News: Starting Spring in “Sport” at the Dance Center

A showcase of Sport for our Members and Friends

Last week, the Dance Group gave a private showing of Sport — a 2019 work that has been previously performed just three times. Set to “Sports et divertissements” by Eric Satie for a dozen dancers, the piece was performed in the Dance Center’s intimate James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, with live piano accompaniment from Music Director Colin Fowler.

Sport took the audience on a charming romp through springtime games and amusements, full of cheerful activities and coquettish romance.

Enjoy a brief look at last Friday’s frolic from our Instagram reel…

This evening of Sport was presented as part of a series of special experiences for our valued supporters. Become a donor or member today to enjoy a year of great benefits like this one while providing critical support for programs that bring the joy of dance to 200,000 people each year.

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“Thank you again and again for including us in your fabulous evening. I hadn’t appreciated enough the Mark Morris Dance Group’s deep commitment to community. We definitely felt part of something special, warm, engaging… as well as genius, beautiful, transporting.” 
— Katy H., event attendee

Craving more Sport?

Explore the Mark Morris Digital Archive to explore performance photos and programs, cast and presenter listings, and more.
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Our 2022–2023 Season continues:

April 14-15, 2023       
Urbana, IL
The Look of Love
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts      
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May 6, 2023       
Santa Barbara, CA
The Look of Love
UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
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May 13, 2023       
Norfolk, VA
The Look of Love
Virginia Arts Festival
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June28-July 2, 2023       
Urbana, IL
The Look of Love
Jacob’s Pillow
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Our summer series at The Joyce

August 1-12, 2023This summer, we make our debut at The Joyce Theater! Featuring two programs of work spanning five decades — from audience favorites to rarely–seen pieces including a world premiere, set to Partita No. 3 in A minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. All dances, except A Wooden Tree and Castor and Pollux, will be accompanied live by the MMDG Music Ensemble.

Be among the first to see Mark Morris’s newest work — get your tickets now.

Program A: August 1-5, 2023
NumeratorA Wooden Tree, Italian Concerto, Grand Duo

Program B: August 8-12, 2023
World Premiere TBA, Castor and Pollux, Tempus Perfectum*, All Fours
*Stage Premiere (performed once previously as part of a digital program)

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Grand Duo (Jim Coleman)