Mark Morris Insider

Mark Morris Insider

Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter: Mark Morris Insider! 

We are excited to give you more of the news and information you want to see. 

Based on your recent survey responses, that means more “behind-the-scenes” stories; interviews and profiles of the Dance Group and its collaborators; performance and tour information; messages from Mark Morris; and event highlights.

We look forward to sharing articles and stories that pique your interests — happy reading!


Mark Morris & Ethan Iverson in Conversation
Behind-the-Scenes with Isaac Mizrahi
Mark Morris: Music I Want You To Hear

At the Dance Center this month
From our friends in NYC

Mark Morris & Ethan Iverson in Conversation

Highlights from our special Member event

On Tuesday, April 25th, an intimate gathering of Mark Morris Dance Group members attended a live conversation between Mark Morris and composer and pianist Ethan Iverson, discussing their latest collaboration, The Look of Love. Members were invited to attend a reception in-person at the Mark Morris Dance Center or at the West-coast viewing party at Meyer Sound, followed by a spirited dialogue about the collaboration as well as performances of musical selections from the new work.

Mark Morris & Ethan Iverson in Conversation was presented as part of a series of behind-the-scenes events available exclusively to Mark Morris Dance Group Members throughout the year. A recording of the livestream broadcast is also available for replay on our Membership Dashboard.

To enjoy invitations to exciting events like this one, plus other special benefits:

Behind-the-Scenes with Isaac Mizrahi

Five questions about Costume Design for The Look of Love

As our 2022-2023 Season draws to a close, we sat down with Designer Isaac Mizrahi to talk about his inspiration and process for creating the costumes for our season headliner: The Look of Love.

And don’t worry — if you haven’t seen The Look of Love yet, there’s still time during this season and beyond!

Mark Morris:

Music I Want You To Hear

American composer, music critic, music theorist, painter, and creator of unique musical instruments, Lou Harrison was born on May 14th in 1917.  A friend and favorite of Mark Morris’s, Harrison’s compositions are featured in nine Morris works, including Grand Duo (1993), Pacific (1995), Serenade (2003), and Numerator (2017).

In this edition of Music I Want You To Hear, Mark shares a few of Harrions’s pieces that he particularly loves.

Explore Mark Morris’s artistic collaborations with Lou Harrison on our Archive >


At the Dance Center in May

DanceAfrica 2023 in collaboration with BAM

This Memorial Day weekend, the vibrant artistry and revolutionary history of Ghana will electrify the streets and stages of Brooklyn for the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African diasporic dance and music. Now in its 46th year, DanceAfrica presents a choreographic, sonic, and cinematic journey through the past and present of Ghanaian culture — like the symbol of the sankofa, looking back to look forward.On Monday, May 29th, the Mark Morris Dance Group will co-present three DanceAfrica classes: 

DanceAfrica Family Workshop >

Explore DanceAfrica 2023

Explore DanceAfrica 2023