Mark Morris Has the Most Idiosyncratic Legacy Plan We’ve Ever Heard Of

Mark Morris Has the Most Idiosyncratic Legacy Plan We’ve Ever Heard Of

July 27, 2018

Choreographers are no more immortal than anyone else. So, wisely, single-choreographer modern dance companies have increasingly opted to address the issue of planning for the future—a future without their founders—before the crisis comes.

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Source: Dance Magazine

Review: Mark Morris’s Egalitarian Ethos and Top-Class Art

Review: Mark Morris’s Egalitarian Ethos and Top-Class Art

April 27, 2018

To get to the theater where the Mark Morris Dance Group is performing this week and next, on the top floor of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, you have to enter through what is essentially a neighborhood dancing school. The theater itself is little more than a large studio, which gives the performances the unfancy atmosphere of a school recital, with the important distinction that the guy in charge is one of the greatest choreographers in the world.

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Source: The New York Times

The Great 20th Century Dance Companies Face an Existential Crisis

The Great 20th Century Dance Companies Face an Existential Crisis

March 22, 2018

Choreographer Mark Morris just finished creating a new dance in February. And, if it’s anything like the roughly 150 works that made him a darling of the performance world, it will be breathtaking. But this particular piece of modern dance won’t be presented next season. In fact, it won’t be performed for years—maybe 20, possibly 30. It’s intended to give the Mark Morris Dance Group fresh material long after its innovative director is gone.

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Source: Bloomberg