Mark Morris Dance Group

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Mark Morris Dance Group celebrates the New Year with a month of performances and special events.

The program for all nine performances features the world premiere of a new work performed to Bach’s Italian Concerto. In addition to the premiere, the program includes The Argument (1999), Sang-Froid (2000) and Love Song Waltzes (1989). The Argument is danced to Schumann’s Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Folk Style) and centers on the tumultuous relationships of three couples. Sang-Froid is set to nine pieces by Frédéric Chopin. Love Song Waltzes, a companion piece to Morris’ New Love Song Waltzes (1982), is danced to Johannes Brahms’ Liebesliederwalzer, op. 52.

Below is a listing of the season’s events in chronological order:

New Website Launch for
Wednesday, January 10
Brooklyn-based Boom Design Group reveals the new MMDG website.

Screening of Dido & Aeneas, directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Saturday, January 13 at 2pm
A discussion with the director and Mark Morris moderated by Joan Acocella
(New Yorker writer/dance critic) follows the screening Dance on Camera Festival 2007.
Tickets available at, (212) 875-5601
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street – Plaza Level, New York City

Brooklyn Public Library Community Dance Classes
Saturday, January 13 at 4pm
Community dance classes with live musical accompaniment in six Brooklyn library branches. Inaugural class held at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch.
FREE, (718) 230-2100
Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch, Second Floor Meeting Room
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Call (718) 624-8400 for a complete listing of dates and locations.

Mark Morris in Conversation with Robert Greskovic
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30pm
Writer/Wall Street Journal dance critic and Brooklynite Robert Greskovic will sit down with Morris to discuss his work in dance, music and opera.
Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch, Second Floor Meeting Room
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
(718) 230-2100

MMDG Music Ensemble Concert
Friday, January 19 at 10pm
Tickets: $20 (general admission) click here to purchase tickets, (212) 352-3101
The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

MMDG Music Ensemble Lecture Demonstration
Saturday, January 20 at 2pm
A lecture-demonstration for MMDG Junior Fan members and students attending The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The Ensemble will perform the music to Morris’ Cargo, Darius Milhaud (La Création du Monde, Op. 58) and Aaron Mattocks, MMDG general manager, will lead a discussion.
FREE, reservations required
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
(718) 624-8400

Open House
Sunday, January 21 from 11am – 4pm
Hosted by the Mark Morris Dance Group, Open House will highlight the many activities that take place at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Offerings will include: free dance classes (tap, yoga, belly dancing, West African, ballet); studio showings by the Mark Morris Dance Group, MMDG Music Ensemble and The Student Company; refreshments; photo displays; video screenings, and more.
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 624-8400

College Dance Intensive at the Mark Morris Dance Center
Saturday, January 27
A day long intensive workshop led by current and former members of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Approximately 45 local college students will spend the day participating in technique classes; MMDG repertory; video screenings and panel discussions. Participants will attend an MMDG performance that evening. Invited universities and colleges include: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Barnard College, Bard College, The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase, Long Island University, Sarah Lawrence College, Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, Adelphi University, and Hunter College.
FREE, by invitation only
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
(718) 624-8400

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 17, 2007 Final Performance: January 27, 2007

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