New York, New York — United States
“Indisputably the most musical choreographer alive” (New York Times), Mark Morris illuminates music by Monteverdi, Brahms, and Schubert with his kinetic, witty, poetic dancemaking. The program opens with two dances that reveal the intricacies of romantic love—1989’s buoyant Love Song Waltzes set to Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer for voice and piano four hands, and 1996’s I Don’t Want to Love, a revelatory exploration of some of Monteverdi’s most lovelorn madrigals. The performance culminates with a highly anticipated world premiere that brings new life and lift to Schubert’s enchanting chamber-music masterpiece, the “Trout” Quintet.
“Works that are among the peaks of American dance (and thus world dance) and that have taken dance expression where it has not been before.”
– New York Times
“The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.” – New York Times
“Morris’ patterns have the power to make you hear the music the way he wants you to, and that is never predictable.” – Los Angeles Times