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Where Is Mark Morris Going?

Mark Morris Dance Group in the Mostly Mozart Festival 2009 / Rose Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC / August 19-22, 2009 Mark Morris Dance Group in Empire Garden.Photo: Gene Schiavone Mark Morris, who shares top honors (with Paul Taylor) as America's greatest living choreographer, is at mid-career, but maybe no longer at the top of his game. The full article appeared in Voice of Dance (http://www.voiceofdance.org) on August 25, 2009. To read it, click here. … [Read more...]

Dancers to the Rescue

Have you noticed that ballets that are inarguably choreographic disasters often improve after a few performances? This happens, I think, once the piece has been danced before a public audience and the performers have finally admitted to themselves that "there's no there there." Then they take the hapless creation into their own hands, recognizing that it's up to them to do what they can to rescue it. It's not that they change the choreography noticeably, though they may intensify the phrasing and the shifts in emphasis between light and … [Read more...]

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