Mark Morris Dance Group Plans Extensive 25th-Anniversary Tour, With World Premieres on Both Coasts

Classic Arts News   Mark Morris Dance Group Plans Extensive 25th-Anniversary Tour, With World Premieres on Both Coasts
 
The Mark Morris Dance Group's 25th-anniversary tour begins tonight with the world premiere of Cargo at the Tanglewood Music Center.

The tour will run through December 2006 and includes over 100 performances in 26 cities in the United States and ten in the U.K.

In addition, Morris's works will be performed by other companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Cal Performances in Berkeley, California, will host a special hub of Morris-related performances, including the world premiere of Candleflowerdance and the West Coast premiere of Cargo.

East Coast events include three weeks' worth of performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, films at BAM, performances at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and a world premiere work performed by the Boston Ballet at the Wang Center.

Other premieres during the 25th-anniversary celebration include Morris's version of Henry Purcell's opera King Arthur, which includes sets by Adrianne Lobel and costumes by designer Isaac Mizrahi. The English National Opera will premiere the work in June 2006 in London.

The U.K. tour also includes stops in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Snape, High Wycombe, and Woking.

Another premiere, a commissioned work, will take place at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York in August 2006; a performance of this work at the Vienna Messepalast in December 2006 will serve as the conclusion of the 25th-anniversary tour.


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