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Mark Morris

The Magic of Mark Morris' Acis and Galatea

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Mark Morris gets Handel like no one else gets him: He crafted a towering piece of dance architecture in L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and now Acis and Galatea (the jazzed-up Mozart arrangement) gets the witty and lightly absurdist Morris treatment.

American Ballet Theatre in Darkness and Light: Sylphides, Moor's Pavane and Gong

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

One of the great pleasures of going to see ballet in a dance capital like New York is that she is likely to be seated next to a true veteran who starts conversations with "I saw José Limón dance the Moor."

Ojai Music Festival 2013: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The undertow of somberness in the last two Ojai Music Festivals was banished for the 67th version of the venerable yet ever-renewing series on June 6 to 9. Credit for breaking the spell goes to exuberant dance maven Mark Morris.

Mark Morris Unveils New Rite of Spring at Ojai North!

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

I thought those floral wreaths for the women and green leafy garlands for the men looked silly. Though if the movement had been more ironic, they might have worked.

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Holiday Ballet Besides 'The Nutcracker'

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

With American ballet company directors and boards lamenting the low status of ballet in the minds of the general public, what would happen if our ballet companies offered more options during the holiday season? How did we get ourselves trapped in a can of Nuts?

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Let's begin by acknowledging that Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances -- Gloria, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato -- tug at us powerfully. ...

Falling for Dance, Again

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Programs 4 and 5 of this year's Fall for Dance showcased curator Sanford Takashi's fresh curatorial approach, pairing classical and neo-classical ball...

Review: The Miracle of Mark Morris and 'L'Allegro'

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 07.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

"L'Allegro" is an ensemble piece which explodes across the stage in a series of 32 short scenes. There are no sets to speak of, and no story, but each scene works the way a short poem works, or a song.

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

Dance to the Music With the Brooklyn Parkinson Group

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Five years ago my wife Judi was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Since then it has been a long and winding road for both of us. One steady force in our lives has been the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

Nutcracker, Interrupted: Mark Morris' The Hard Nut Is a Delightfully Zany Take on the Beloved Holiday Ballet

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Curtis M. Wong

From the moment the curtain rises onto a pack of booze-swilling suburbanites engaged in a libidinous promenade, it's clear The Hard Nut is not your ordinary Nutcracker.

Dance and Visual Art on Film: Finite and Infinite Games

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

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Maira Kalman at the Contemporary Jewish Museum: A Life as Art

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

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