Tuesday October 19, 2021

Mark Morris’s Memoir, “Out Loud,” Now Available in Paperback

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK – From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer’s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms—and staying true to himself
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Wednesday October 13, 2021

The Mark Morris Dance Group Returns to National Touring With 37 Performances In 16 Cities In Its 2021-2022 Season

BROOKLYN, NY – The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will return to national touring for its 2021‐ 2022 season, with sixteen confirmed stops between Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA from October 2021 to June 2022. The tour features work spanning the Mark Morris repertory, from the early years of the Dance Group through recent years and includes a performance of the evening‐length L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1988) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where it made its United States premiere 32 years ago in 1990. Since the onset of the pandemic, MMDG has presented its 40th Anniversary…
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Friday October 8, 2021

Published in The New York Times

New in Paperback: ‘Out Loud’ and ‘A Thousand Ships’

OUT LOUD: A Memoir, by Mark Morris and Wesley Stace. (Penguin, 384 pp., $18.) While the title may seem odd for a book about a choreographer, Morris has always been “outspoken, outrageous” and “unashamedly out,” Brian Seibert noted in his review. And while a novelist helped him write this memoir, “its voice is unmistakably his: direct, brash, flippant, charming, impenetrably self-assured. And funny.”
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Wednesday September 29, 2021

Published in Western Queens Gazette

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 1 to Oct. 7)

Queens adjusts to the new season with pumpkins, indoor dance shows, a food crawl, a maze, and even an Oktoberfest with a Korean twist.
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Monday September 27, 2021

Published in DanceTabs

Mark Morris Dance Group – Words, Quad, Water (premiere) – New York

On the Waterfront September 25th in New York was one of those days, crystalline, inviting, that one associates with early Woody Allen movies, in which people walk, and talk, and gaze at the skyline with affection. Everyone was out enjoying the city. That includes the Mark Morris Dance Group, who presented a trio of dances, old and new, in a corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The performance was the opening salvo of the company’s latest season.
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Sunday September 26, 2021

Published in The New York Times

Mark Morris Dance Group Debuts ‘Water’ in Its Element

To make a dance to some of Handel’s “Water Music” and title it simply “Water” is just the kind of joke you would expect from Mark Morris. So is staging that work in Brooklyn Bridge Park with New York Harbor as the backdrop, putting “Water” right up against the water. The title helps set the tone: a little impudent in its unfussy plain-spokenness. And despite the downsides of the location – a concrete promenade for a stage, which forced the dancers to protect their usually bare feet with sneakers, and recorded music (a rare concession for this troupe) – that…
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Friday September 17, 2021

Published in The New York Times

All the Ways to Fall for Dance Again Onstage and Beyond

The Mark Morris Dance Center, which helped make Brooklyn a dance destination when it opened in 2001, is one of the most appealing places to dance or see dance in New York.
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Friday September 17, 2021

Published in The New Yorker

Goings On About Town

On Sept. 18, the company celebrates the twentieth birthday of its Brooklyn abode with an outdoor performance across the street, at the Plaza at 300 Ashland— It has been too long since the world has seen a new dance by Mark Morris made not for the screen but for the tangible 3-D world. Thankfully, that drought comes to an end this Saturday, with two performances at Brooklyn Bridge Park, at 2 and at 4. Morris’s newest dance is set to sections from Handel’s “Water Music”…
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