Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group

 
 
Mar 1—Mar 3, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 35min with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $20
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $25
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday March 01, 2012
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Choreography by Mark Morris
Four Saints in Three Acts
A Choral Fantasy World Premiere 

"[Mark Morris] is a dancemaker and a spellbinder…a symbol of his times."
—The New Yorker

Mark Morris' marvelously spirited and musically attuned dances have redefined our ideas of the body in motion. Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM this year with the reprise of the opera Four Saints in Three Acts. With orchestral and choral music by Virgil Thomson (performed live by the MMDG Music Ensemble), libretto by Gertrude Stein, and illustrator and author Maira Kalman's luminous sets, Morris' Four Saints is grand, ebullient, and spiritually resonant. By way of delightful processions, sevillanas, and redolent folk dancing, the deliverance to heaven of the Spanish saints Teresa of Avila and Ignatius of Loyola comes to life.

The evening begins with the world premiere of Morris' newest work A Choral Fantasy, set to Beethoven's "Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80," with costumes by Isaac Mizrahi and lighting design by Michael Chybowski.

Four Saints in Three Acts:
Costume design by Elizabeth Kurtzman
Lighting design by Michael Chybowski
Scenic design by Maira Kalman

A Choral Fantasy:
Costume design by Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting design by Michael Chybowski

Read the BAM program notes for Mark Morris Dance Group
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