“One of the great choreographers of our time.”–Mikhail Baryshnikov
In this program of new and enduring works presented for his much-anticipated return to the Twin Cities, Mark Morris again demonstrates his genius for creating formally exquisite dance infused with keen wit and and a singular musicality. The recently premiered Rock of Ages is set to Schubert’s little-known Notturno in E-flat for Piano Trio, and features a quartet of dancers in a tightly woven drama that evokes the intimacy of the score. The evening closes with V, a joyful pairing of Morris’ trademark exultant movement and Schumann’s powerful Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Strings, performed live. See for yourself why The New York Times praised V as “one of the few great works that modern dance has produced in a decade .” Copresented with Northrop Dance Season.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
A member of Mark Morris Dance Group provides program insights and answers questions in an informative forum at 7:15 pm before the evening’s performance. The Preview in Studio 4 (lower level under the Northrop stage) is free, with limited seating.