Mark Morris Dance Group 2012 China Premiere

    Mark Morris Dance Group 2012 China Premiere

    PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

    “...that rare gem in the dance world: a company that performs to live music, with its own musicians, even on tour

    The Washington Post

    V is a life-affirming new dance by Mark Morris, not only one of his best pieces in many years but also one of the few great works that modern dance has produced in a decade

    The New York Times

    About the Artistic Director

    Mark Morris

    Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical”, formed the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980 and has since created more than 150 works for the company. From 1988 to 1991, he was Director of Dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris is also an acclaimed ballet choreographer, with twenty works commissioned by ballet companies worldwide.

    Noted for musicality, he has been described as “undeviating in his devotion to music” (The New Yorker). He began conducting performances for MMDG in 2006 and has since conducted at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Lincoln Center, and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). In 2013 he served as Music Director for the Ojai Music Festival. Morris also works extensively in opera, directing and choreographing productions for The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, among others.

    Morris opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 2001 to provide a home for his company, rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for children and seniors, and a school offering dance classes to students of all ages and abilities.

    Schedule and Program

    • Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2012
    • Guangzhou Opera House


      Choreographer: Mark Morris
      Music: Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Piano Trio No.5 in E Major, Op.83. (1819)

      Choreographer: Mark Morris
      Music: Lou Harrison – Grand Duo for Violin & Piano (1988)

      Choreographer: Mark Morris
      Music: Robert Schumann – Quintet in E Flat Major for Piano and String Op.44. (1842)

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