Music Throbbing in Blood and Sinew

Alastair Macaulay for The New York Times

The musicality for which the choreographer Mark Morris is celebrated reveals itself on multiple levels and in mysterious ways. Sometimes he hears the folk strains in music, like an ethnographer; sometimes, scarcely bothering with the music’s meter or instrumentation, he reimagines a score’s structural tension in terms of strange personal or social dramas.