Tuesday May 16, 2023

Dance for PD® Calls For Proposals For the 2023-2024 Lucy Bowen Award for Inclusive Choreography, a $12,000 Annual Award For Choreographers Creating and Performing New Work with People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

BROOKLYN, NY – The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® program announces a call for proposals for the 2023-2024 Lucy Bowen Award for Inclusive Choreography, an annual award aimed at supporting choreographers who want to create a new dance in collaboration with and publicly performed by people living with Parkinson’s. The Award grants up to $12,000 towards the creation of an original work of choreography and the associated production costs of a performance that shares that choreography with the public.
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Monday May 15, 2023

Published in Santa Barbara Independent

Review | ‘The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach’

Mark Morris Dance Group’s Exploration of the Iconic Composer Is Much More than a Tribute Piece.
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Friday May 12, 2023

Published in The New Yorker

Summer Dance Preview

Mark Morris Dance Group brings its founder’s evening-length tribute to Burt Bacharach, “The Look of Love,” to the Pillow (June 28-July 2). But Morris’s famously musical dancers will also appear closer to home, in their first-ever run at the Joyce (Aug. 1-12).
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Sunday May 7, 2023

Published in Santa Barbara Independent

ON Culture | The Joy of Painting on the Walls of Your Elementary School, Projecting a Vision of Freedom, and Kenny Loggins Live

I’m super excited to see the Mark Morris Dance Group back in town on May 6 with The Look of Love, an homage to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. Last time the troupe was in town, they took on the Beatles with Pepperland, and I can’t wait to see what they do with Bacharach.
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Tuesday April 25, 2023

The Mark Morris Dance Group To Make Its Debut At The Joyce Theater August 1-12, 2023

BROOKLYN, NY – After more than 40 years as a New York City-based dance company, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will make its debut at The Joyce Theater in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. The company’s 10-day engagement will feature two programs of work, including audience favorites and rarely seen pieces, as well as a world premiere and a stage premiere.
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Friday April 14, 2023

Published in the free weekly

Dance, Sing, Share: Dancer helps others fight back against Parkinson’s

Created more than 20 years ago, the Dance for PD program starts with somatic movement “to allow participants to get in touch with how their body is working that day,” Riley says. “Next are choreographed movements used to improve spatial orientation and awareness. Classes are designed to start with bigger movements which are generally easier for people with Parkinson’s and gradually work into the trickier fine movements. Eventually, when accessible to the participants, we work up to standing exercises and moving across the floor.
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Thursday March 9, 2023

Published in The New York Times

The Joyce Announces Its Summer Season

The summer season also features the Joyce Theater debut of the Mark Morris Dance Group. The troupe will present two programs, thefirst (Aug. 1-5) will have Morris classics like “Numerator,” “Italian Concerto” and “Grand Duo”; the other (Aug. 8-12) includes the stagepremiere of “Tempus Perfectum,” as well as two older works and a world premiere to be announced later this spring.
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Tuesday March 7, 2023

Published in BK Reader

How a Fort Greene Class is Using Dance to Alleviate Parkinson’s Disease

Dance for PD allows Brooklynites living with Parkinson’s to connect not only with friends, but with their own bodies.
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