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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – White Light Festival

Serenade; The “Tamil Film Songs in Stereo” Pas de Deux; O Rangasayee; Pure Dance Items (world premiere)

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

New York, New York — United States

Performances Times

October 29, 2016

7:30 pm

November 03, 2016

7:30 pm

November 05, 2016

7:30 pm

Pre-performance discussion with Mark Morris at 6:15pm

Works Performed

O Rangasayee

Music - Sri Tyagaraja

Pure Dance Items

Music - Terry Riley


Music - Lou Harrison

These performances are part of the Sounds of India, a mni-festival curated by Mark Morris for Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

With Mark Morris at the helm, the 2016 White Light Festival‘s “Sounds of India” programming casts its gaze on various realms of artistic expression originating in and inspired by South and East India. Mark Morris, who has developed a deep relationship with the area over the past three decades, curates this special focus that explores place, culture, tradition, and the creativity of this vibrant region. Along with the Mark Morris Dance Group, artists rooted in Indian classical traditions illuminate how aesthetic experiences transcend their origins to reveal our shared humanity.

Join Mark Morris and Lakshmi Vishwanathan for the Sounds of India: Opening Talk on Thursday, October 27 at 6:15pm.

View Sounds of India Festival line-up

See below and register online to explore the rhythm and dance of India with a day of classes for all skill levels on October 30. 

Mark Morris has sojourned to India for decades, transforming ancient movement and form into inventive works with his own signature. For this special White Light Festival program, the Mark Morris Dance Group reprises two India-inspired Morris solos, O Rangasayee and Serenade, as well as a humorous duet set to a lively Tamil film score. The program culminates in a radiant world premiere with music by Terry Riley, inspired by Morris’s travels to the region.

This program runs approximately one hour. There will be no intermission.