Saturday June 6, 2020

Published in The Wall Street Journal

The Staying Inside Guide: Waltz of the Zoom Screens

‘Dance On!” the 58-minute stream of four dances and commentary, first shown live on May 28 and now archived on the Mark Morris Dance Group’s YouTube channel, might just as well have been called “Carrying On!” Mr. Morris calls these works “video dances” because, unlike the over 150 stage dances he’s made since forming his group in 1980, these were created with the assistance of Zoom and Final Cut Pro and meant to be streamed.
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Friday May 29, 2020

Published in The New York Times

Mark Morris Gives Video Dances a Whirl

In a way, all of Mr. Morris’s video dances shared a connection to that period, although with his stamp. His films are short, but emphatic. (They were created with Mr. Fowler, who edited, and the assistance of the rehearsal director, Sam Black.) These cinematic markers of the current condition, in which stillness and everyday movement somehow get to the heart of what we all are experiencing: flipping between the alienation that solitude brings and occasional fits of euphoria.
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Tuesday May 26, 2020

Published in The New York Times

The Pragmatist’s Progress: Mark Morris Adapts to Creating Online

Ask the choreographer Mark Morris how he’s doing these days, and you’re liable to get a stream-of-consciousness cri de coeur laced with expletives about the state of the world and ending with a laconic “I’m fine.” His dancers have scattered, his dance center in Brooklyn is closed, there’s little or no earned revenue coming in, and his company and school have had to furlough more than half of their office staff.
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Tuesday April 14, 2020

Published in The Washington Post

Mark Morris, one of the world’s leading choreographers, takes dance to Zoom

Choreography in the age of covid-19 is hardly a graceful undertaking. Morris, the esteemed modern-dance artist whose company has performed to acclaim for more than 40 years, suddenly finds himself out of place in a world of seclusion. His profession depends on working closely with people, getting them to move exactly as he wants. But he’s determined to keep creating. No matter that the city’s quarantine makes gathering in a rehearsal studio impossible.
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Saturday November 16, 2019

Published in DC Metro Theater Arts

Mark Morris Dance Group boldly re-imagines ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in ‘Pepperland’ at the Kennedy Center

Mark Morris dances are emphatically watchable, easily digestible, eccentric, and smartly witty. He so proficiently pairs music and dance, costume and set – with a cadre of collaborators – that it’s hard to have a bad night at a Mark Morris Dance Group performance.
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Thursday November 14, 2019

Published in Broadway World


Throughout the range of performances, the company keeps a lively energy, moving seamlessly from one song to the next. They flow together beautifully, and the synchronized group dances are only outdone by the staggered dances, which show off the company members’ tremendous skill. The fact that they make complicated choreography look so simple and effortless is a testament to their abilities, as the entire performance is demandingly fast and complex. And yet, it’s impossible to doubt that each member is clearly having the time of their lives on that stage.
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Wednesday November 13, 2019

Published in The Washington Post

‘Pepperland’ is an ecstatic and provocative Beatles tribute — and like no land you’ve been to before

“Pepperland,” Mark Morris’s ecstatic and provocative tribute to the Beatles and to life, is like no land that the choreographer has taken us to before. Yet there is so much in this hour-long explosion of color, dynamic tension and complex emotion that feels familiar.
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Tuesday October 29, 2019

Published in DanceTabs

Houston Ballet – The Letter V, Come In, Reflections – New York

His musical intuition leads his movement, and to my eye and ear, there is no choreographer alive today who can match his musicality.
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