Mark Morris and his ‘Love Song Waltzes’ head to the Paramount

Fear not, lovestruck dance aficionados. Mark Morris Dance Group returns just in time to evoke swoons this Valentine’s Day. The New York ensemble—led by choreographer/artistic director and Seattle native Mark Morris—brings both long renowned and new works to the Paramount Theatre for three performances this weekend (Feb 14–16). The program consists of the passionate Love Song WaltzesNew Love Song Waltzes, and the Seattle premiere of Socrates, set to Erik Satie’s cantata “Socrate” with lyrics drawn from Plato’s dialogues. In anticipation of the performance, we interviewed Morris about the interplay between the waltzes, the change of pace Socrates provides, and more.