Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group

 
 
Feb 23—Feb 27, 2010
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 50min with intermission
 
 
 
 
 
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Choreography by Mark Morris

“Socrates…is simply beautiful: the most sensuously attractive new choreography that I have seen by Mr. Morris in more than 10 years.”
—The New York Times

Indisputably modern dance's most musical-and wittiest-choreographer, Mark Morris invents lush, expressive movement that feels at once exalted and profoundly corporeal. This spring, his company returns to BAM with a mixed repertory of premieres as well as a long-awaited revival.

The New York premiere of the humorous Looky, choreographed to Kyle Gann's idiosyncratic score for Disklavier (digitally driven player piano), simultaneously pays tribute to classical and modern dance forms. In its world premiere, Socrates, a drama in three parts set to music by Erik Satie, features Morris' brilliant dancers with pianist Colin Fowler and tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. Not seen in New York since 1992, the beautiful and fascinating Behemoth- the sole Morris work performed in silence-reveals that Morris' genius can be independent of his love of music.

Looky (2007)
Composed by Kyle Gann
Music from Studies for Disklavier ("Tango da Chiesa," "Despotic Waltz," "Bud Ran Back Out," "Folk Dance for Henry Cowell," "Texarkana")
Costume design by Elizabeth Kurtzman, Katherine McDowell, Isaac Mizrahi, Martin Pakledinaz, Susan Ruddie, Christine Van Loon
Lighting design by Michael Chybowski

Socrates
Music by Erik Satie
Costume design by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting design by Michael Chybowski

Behemoth (1990)
Costume design by Christine Van Loon
Lighting design by Michael Chybowski