Season Event

Mark Morris Dance Group

  • February 4, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mark Morris Dance Group

For the past 30 years, Mark Morris Dance Group has enthralled critics, dance enthusiasts and novices alike with its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry and its signature use of music. Hailed as “one of the greatest living choreographers” by the New Yorker, Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world ever since he burst onto the scene in 1980, and continues to create important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and delicious wit. His choreography is known for its inherent musicality, and he insists that the company always perform to live music. In honor of its 30th anniversary, the company performs the DC-area premiere of two new works: The Muir set to folk songs by Beethoven and Petrichor set to music by Villa-Lobos. The performance will also feature a classic piece from its repertory.

The evening's dance will be performed to the following pieces:

Excursions
Music:  Samuel Barber – Excursions for the Piano (Op. 20, IV, III, II, I)

Petrichor
Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos; String Quartet No. 2, W100 Allegro non troppo; Scherzo – Allegro; Andante; Allegro Deciso

Silhouettes
Music:  Richard Cumming – Silhouettes – Five Pieces for Piano

Going Away Party
Music:  Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys - Playboy Theme: Yearning; My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You; Goin' Away Party; Baby That Sure Would Go Good; Milk Cow Blues; Crippled Turkey; When You Leave Amarillo, Turn Out The Lights

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Nancy Umanoff, Executive Director, MMDG (Feb 4, 2011) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$44, $36, $22. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID