Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble
Musical, Captivating Contemporary Dance
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8 p.m.
What makes Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) the preeminent modern dance organization of our time? Is it that Morris performed for Lar Lubovitch, directed dance for Belgium’s national opera house, founded a company with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and was named a MacArthur Fellow? Is it the “technical aplomb, musicality, and … sheer human authenticity” of the dancers that Bloomberg News and so many others have praised? One more question: when Mark Morris Dance Group visits the Rialto, will you be there? The answer should be: Yes!
“I wish Morris’s laws of nature could be more widely known. Other artists could learn from the way he computes his calculus of shape, position, timing, musical tempo. His work is an education in choreography, which is surely one of the most difficult of the arts — a reason why there is so little of it, and even less approaching Morris’s level of excellence.”
The Wall Street Journal