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Mark Morris Dance Group Returns!

February 12, 2019

On March 1 – 2, Mark Morris Dance Group makes its highly-anticipated return to the Center with a program that includes two new works and live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble. In addition to their performances, the revered company will also hold a Dance for PD masterclass for members of the community living with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at our sister venue, the Hylton Center. 

This Dance for PD class will take place in the Hylton Center’s Gregory Theater on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MMDG began the Dance for PD program in 2011 in their home studio in Brooklyn. It has grown quite rapidly, and is now offered in more than 250 communities in 24 countries. Dance for PD classes are led by trained dance instructors, who lead participants in a series of movements that are designed to allow them to “experience the joys and benefits of dance, while simultaneously addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence”.  All with live music to boot! 

"I have seen these classes taught all over the world,” says CVPA Programming Manager, Adrienne Bryant Godwin. “I can attest to the joy it brings participants, who otherwise find little pleasure in daily movement, and often feel marginalized because of their symptoms.”

For more information about this special Dance for PD class, click here

Mark Morris Dance Group
with the MMDG Music Ensemble
Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
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Mark Morris Dance Group, one of the most revered contemporary dance companies performing today, returns to their Northern Virginia home at the Center. This influential dance company performs to live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble in a diverse program that includes Little Britten, Numerator and The Trout, a brand new work set to music from Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Set to the music of Lou Harrison, Numerator, is described as “…dreamlike…surreal… with sharp, unexpected detours” (MassLive) and “dramatic poetry” (The New York Times). Don’t miss this spellbinding performance of dances created by Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times).