February 22, 2011, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall 1131 E. 57th Street
“Mark Morris is a dancemaker and a spellbinder. That is enough to make him transparently a symbol of his times.” —Arlene Croce, The New Yorker
Director/choreographer Mark Morris engages in conversation with Princeton musicologist Simon Morrison about “Modernism in Music and Dance,” their collaboration on Prokofiev’s original 1935 version of Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare, Morris’ residency with students at the University of Chicago, and the Mark Morris Dance Group’s upcoming performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, February 25-27, 2011.
Mark Morris formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980, and has since created more than 120 works for the company. Morris is noted for his musicality and has been described as “undeviating in his devotion to music.” He has worked extensively in opera, directing and choreographing productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Morris was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991 and has received 10 honorary doctorates to date. In 2007, he received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival lifetime achievement award.
Part of the 2010-2011 Season