This online event is 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. It features 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.
Lonely Fugue is an arrangement of a four-voice fugue for 16 dancers. Originally choreographed in 1987 for 4 dancers with 4 chairs, “Fugue” is a short piece set to Mozart’s Fugue in C Minor K. 426 for Two Pianos. This version is quadrupled and shot from four points of view simultaneously.
Flesh Study is set to Philip Glass’s “Victor’s Lament,” from his 1977 “North Star,” and refers to the sculptor Mark di Suvero. It is an improvised dance that is about rhythm, human skin, and Mad Scenes.
Kitten Lake is an homage to Tchaikovsky and Petipa (and cats). The cast includes animals and dancers associated with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the music comprises various covers of “Swan Lake”.
Fandango is a kind of bridge between dancing alone from home, and dancing together IRL! It was made up on a crowd of five people in the studio, with plenty of space and distance. The music, a stand alone piece for two pianos, is by Germaine Tailleferre, the lone female member of the 1920’s Parisian group of composers known as “Les Six”.
This event is free, but you’re required to register to access the livestream. A donation of $20 per viewer is suggested for those who are able to give. Thank you!