The musically minded Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM April 22—26 with two programs representing two decades of the company’s diverse, passionate approach to contemporary dance paired with live music. Context is everything, so get even closer to the performance with this curated selection of articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.
Mark Morris’ Jazzy Spring (BAM blog)
Morris describes the inspiration for his re-vamp of Rite of Spring and other details of his creative process.
DanceMotion USA—Mark Morris Dance Group Tours the Pacific Rim (BAM blog)
Learn about the Mark Morris Dance Group’s 2014 trip to Asia with DanceMotion USASM.
From Mark Morris, Seasonal Rituals Lusty and Solemn (The New York Times)
“Mr. Morris and his appealing group” are “something to look forward to,” says The New York Times.
Mark Morris (New York Magazine)
An in-depth profile of the company's Artistic Director and Choreographer from December 2002.
Look & Listen
Mark Morris's Top Five Dance Scores (WQXR)
Bartok, Tchaikovsky, and more: Morris tells WQXR why he picked his favorite dance scores.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Joyce DiDonato interviews Mark Morris (Met Opera)
Morris describes what drew him to Gluck’s opera.
Mario Batali and Mark Morris (MMDG)
Mark and Mario talk about dining, dance, and more.
The Bad Plus at Village Vanguard (YouTube)
Meet the jazz trio that will play with the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Brainwave 2010: Why does movement move us? (Rubin Museum)
Mark Morris and Bevil Conway discuss dance and neuroscience at the Rubin Museum.
Now your turn...
So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.