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Mark Morris Dance Group / Rose Theater, Lincoln Center / August 18-20, 2011 Who does Mark Morris think he is, Bronislava Nijinska? George Balanchine? These superlative choreographers are among the several who preceded him in providing the choreography for Igor Stravinsky's foxy music-and-dance entertainment, Renard. Nijinska was the first to do so, in 1922, for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Balanchine choreographed the first American production in 1947 for Ballet Society, a forerunner of New York City Ballet. Last week Morris brought … [Read more...]

Interim Report

Dear Readers, My next posting on SEEING THINGS will cover the NYC premiere of Mark Morris's new Renard (to Stravinsky's score for a small-scale opera-ballet) at the David H. Kohn Theatre, Lincoln Center, August 18-20. The performances are part of the Mostly Mozart Festival. The program will include two other Morris works, which I've written about earlier, Socrates and Festival Dance. After Labor Day, as the fall season gets underway, I'll resume more frequent posting. Best, tt … [Read more...]

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