Mark Morris Dance Group at BAM. Photo by Elaine Mayson London.
Morris is lauded for being a musical choreographer (he also conducts), which means that, often, sound and movement wrap so tightly around each other to become indistinguishable. Live music (a must for Morris) accompanies each piece, and while the ensembles are tiny — two duos comprised of members from the MMDG Music Ensemble and the Bad Plus, a jazz trio known for putting funky spins on classics — the players tease pathos and playfulness from each note.
The three pieces, while varying in tenor and inspiration, act as a demonstration for Morris' choreographic ethos. In...
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