The Mark Morris Dance Group in "L'Allegro." They are standing in a circle in front of a bright pink background. Hidden in the top right corner is "40" in a light pink color.

Dance On! 40th Anniversary Digital Season

Thank you to all of you who joined us for our first-ever digital season. The past year has been difficult for so many of us, but one silver lining has been the opportunity we had to be closer than ever to you.

Our heartfelt thank you to the individuals and institutions who provided special 40th Anniversary Digital Season support.

We invite everyone to watch our mini-documentary that tells the story of the Mark Morris Dance Group and its 40-year journey from a small dance group into a global cultural leader with a strong presence in the Brooklyn, NY community.

We hope it will inspire you to get involved, whether that means coming to see a performance (yes, live and in person!), taking a dance class, or making a contribution to support future dance works and education programs.

Thank you!

Season Recap

Dance On! An Evening with the Mark Morris Dance Group Part 2

November 12, 8:00 pm ET


The Dance Group celebrated the anniversary of its debut performance in November 1980 with a livestreamed event featuring new videodances created remotely by Mark Morris in collaboration with Music Director Colin Fowler.

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Layla - STILL #8

MMDG Holiday Special: Home for the Holidays

December 12-18, 2020


For the December holidays, MMDG brought back excerpts from The Hard Nut, Morris’ witty, lavish, gender-varied homage to Tchaikovsky’s original score, The Nutcracker. We held an exciting week of The Hard Nut-themed activities for the whole family.

The Hard Nut - Snow

Dido and Aeneas Week

February 8-14, 2021


Viewers explored Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas, a danced opera to Henry Purcell’s score, through a week-long series of talks and classes around the screening of the work.

Dido and Aeneas - Berkeley 2011

Dance On! An Evening with the Mark Morris Dance Group Part 3

March 30, 8:00 pm ET


The third installment of Mark Morris’s videodance series created remotely in collaboration with MMDG Music Director Colin Fowler throughout the months of the pandemic, featured one adaptation of an existing work and three brand new dances made over the course of the winter with dancers both at home and in the studio.

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Flesh Study STILL #3

L’Allegro Week

April 19-25, 2021


Viewers explored L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, perhaps Morris’s most beloved work, through a week-long series of talks and classes around the screening of the work filmed at the Teatro Real in Madrid in July 2014.

LAllegro_Toronto 2013_David Leyes - 0481

Live from Brooklyn

May 6-7, 2021


Llivestreamed shows featuring MMDG dancers performing live on stage! They performed rarely seen works from the early years of the Dance Group ― 1985 through 1992 ― and new work by Mark Morris.

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MMDG Three Preludes

Dance On! Video Vault


Curated archival collections on demand, providing a rare chance to rediscover dances from the earlier years of the Mark Morris Dance Group with lively introductions by Mark Morris himself.