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Elliott Bay Book Company presents Mark Morris: Out Loud

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join Elliott Bay Book Company for an Out Loud book event. Mark Morris will be joined in conversation by John Roderick!

Ticket

  • $36.00, admits one person and includes a copy of Out Loud
  • $42.00, admits two people and includes ONE copy of Out Loud
  • $10.00, Student/Low Income/Working artist tickets do not include a copy of the book. Books will be on sale at the event.

Before Mark Morris became “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited.

Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham’s finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp’s virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs’s genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because “if you missed anything, you missed everything.” This collective, led by Morris’s fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.