Thursday July 8, 2021

Summer Cinema With The Mark Morris Dance Group To Showcase Archival Performances And Live Online Events With Past And Present Dancers And Collaborators

BROOKLYN, NY – This summer for two months only, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is bringing back its popular Video Vault series as Summer Cinema with the Mark Morris Dance Group, streaming two archival performance collections curated by Archive Project Manager Stephanie Neel. The collections will be available on-demand in July and August and will be complemented by two livestreamed conversations with dancers and music directors.   The first performance collection, “Bijoux and Double Through the Generations,” available July 7 through August 4, includes screenings of solos from both works performed by dancers of different generations. Bijoux is set…
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Thursday July 1, 2021

Published in Jing Culture & Commerce

Mark Morris Dance Group On Its Year of Dancing Digitally

At the best of times, a dance aficionado in Santa Fe, Seattle, or indeed Sydney could expect to attend a performance from Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) every handful of years. Despite the disruptions wrought by the pandemic on performing arts organizations, one blessing for fans of one of America’s most pioneering and unpretentious modern dance groups has been the new lease of accessibility granted by digital programming.
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Sunday June 6, 2021

Dance for PD® Launches Its Adaptive Dance Program in Mandarin

BROOKLYN, NY – Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) launched its internationally-acclaimed Dance for PD® program in Mandarin this week, making its adaptive dance program for people living with Parkinson’s disease accessible to millions of Mandarin-speaking people with mobility concerns      globally. Presented in partnership with Queens Theatre, the free weekly classes will be available online via Zoom to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends, and care partners, as well as anyone with mobility concerns, beginning Sunday, June 6, 2021.   Dance for PD programming transitioned to a 100% digital format in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and…
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Friday May 14, 2021

The Mark Morris Dance Group Presents “Mark Morris On the Plaza”

BROOKLYN, NY – The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will present a variety of dance performances, classes, and talks during Mark Morris On The Plaza – a weekend of outdoor programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland in Brooklyn, from June 11 to 13, 2021. Throughout the weekend, MMDG will perform a program comprised of seven Mark Morris dances, and the Mark Morris Dance Center will present dance classes for all ages and abilities, and Student Company performances of excerpts from Morris works, plus choreography by MMDG company members and Dance Center faculty.
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Monday May 10, 2021

Published in Dance Tabs

Mark Morris Dance Group – Live from Brooklyn quad bill including Tempus Perfectum premiere – New York

Just under a year ago, Mark Morris was preparing his first program of what he referred to as “video dances,” recorded and assembled via Zoom. Fast forward 11½ months, and his company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, has just presented its first live-streamed show from BRIC House in Brooklyn. After months apart, Morris and his dancers have finally been reunited in the company’s studios. The result is Live From Brooklyn, a 45-minute program that includes a new work, Tempus Perfectum, set to Brahms’ Sixteen Waltzes, op .39.
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Friday May 7, 2021

Published in The New York Times

Review: Mark Morris Live(ish) Seems Almost Like Old Times

Not quite back to how things used to be; not the return of everything, but the return of much, which sometimes feels like plenty. I could be describing my life these days, or maybe yours, but I’m talking about the Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Live From Brooklyn.” On Thursday night, the company, celebrating its 40th anniversary, livestreamed a performance from BRIC House in Brooklyn, around the corner from the group’s headquarters. We the audience couldn’t attend in person, but the event did almost feel like being there. The dancing was live, as was a lot of the music. A new…
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Tuesday April 6, 2021

The Mark Morris Dance Group Continues 40th Anniversary Digital Season With New Archival Video Collection And “L’Allegro Week”

BROOKLYN, NY – The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) continues its 40th Anniversary Digital Season with the introduction of Dancing to Bach to its Dance On! Video Vault and online registration for “L’Allegro Week” – a weeklong celebration of Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato – featuring online and in-person events, April 19-25, 2021.   About Dancing to Bach Dancing to Bach is the last Video Vault collection of the 40th Anniversary Digital Season. It is dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), one of the most celebrated Baroque-era composers and one of Morris’ favorites. Morris has choreographed seven works to music…
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Thursday April 1, 2021

Published in The Threepenny Review

ESSAY: On Rhyme and Repetition

Attempting to define these terms, I found myself lost. Considering how I rhyme and repeat within my own work, as a choreographer of dance to music, I realized that I could not discuss rhyme or repetition without including rhythm.
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