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STG presents Mark Morris

April 1, 2010

Calling all Early birds!

Thanks to our friends at Seattle Theater Group, EMG subscribers has a chance to get a discount on tickets for the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Seattle performances coming up May 23-25th. The program includes pieces set to a Haydn horn concerto (A Lake), a mini-cantata by J.S. Bach (“Jesu, meine Freude”) and Morris’s early masterwork Gloria, set for ten dancers to Vivaldi’s tragic yet jubilant Gloria in G (R 589) for two sopranos, chorus, and orchestra, with Morris himself conducting members of the Seattle Symphony. Morris maven and frequent Early Edition contributor Roger Downey profiles the show this week on Crosscut.

Mark Morris. photo by Amber Darragh.

Here’s a preview of the article:

Dance is a young person’s game.  Sure, the greatest tangueros and tangueras are middle-aged or older; sure, Baryshnikov at 62 is as mesmerizing to watch as ever.  But the fact is that just plain juice – hormones, pheromones, that teen spirit – is the fuel dance runs on.

Sometimes it’s the fuel that creates the dance. Jerome Robbins’ strange melancholy masterwork “New York Export: Opus Jazz” (seen all over America in a new staging in late March on PBS’s Great Performances), was the work of a man recalling youth, idealizing youth, desperately evoking youth as it faded from him. But sometimes youth itself makes the dance, pours it out in full thoughtless flood. Such a work is “Gloria,” created in 1981 on a part-time company of friends by a 25-year-old independent choreographer named Mark Morris.

To read the entire article on Crosscut, click here.

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Special event

Music Through Movement: A Conversation with Choreographer Mark Morris and Seattle Tudor Choir Director, Doug Fullington 
April 6, 2010, 7:30 pm
Town  Hall, Downstairs, enter at Seneca (Free; RSVP Recommended)
The Washington Post has  pronounced Seattle-native, Mark Morris, as America’s “Mozart of modern  dance.” Animating his profound and sophisticated love of music through movement, Morris has changed the way audiences see modern dance. Morris returns to his hometown to engage in a lively discussion with Seattle’s  Tudor Choir director, Doug Fullington about the perfect blend of sound and  music, all happening in the moment.

To RSVP for this engagement, email lizy@stgpresents.org or call 206-315-8009.

Town Hall discussion hosted  by Seattle Theatre Group. In conjunction with Mark Morris Dance Group’s  performance with the Seattle Symphony and The Tudor Choir, featuring  guest conductor, Mark Morris. Performance: May 21-23, 2010, The  Paramount Theatre. More info at  www.stgpresents.org.

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