Throughout quarantine, many dance companies have streamed prior performances and offered company classes on Zoom. But Mark Morris Dance Group was one of the first to create all-new works virtually. To hear what it was really like to create new dances via Zoom, we spoke with MMDG company member Karlie Budge—on the phone, of course. […]
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Noah Vinson, a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, coaches fellow company member Dallas McMurray through a section of L’Allegro‘s famous “Male Bird Solo,” which creates character with its detailed head movements and winglike arms.
The amazing Storyboard P, who’ll perform in the “Unreal Hip-Hop” program (photo Julieta Cervantes/NYTimes) The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival just announced the lineup for its 2014 season, and whoa, you guys: It’s totally fantastic. Every summer dancers and dance companies from all over the world descend on Becket, MA for the historic festival, which is […]
Learn a phrase from Mark Morris’ L/Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with company members Noah Vinson and Dallas McMurray coaching and dancing, respectively.
Set your DVRs, dance nerds. Mark Morris Dance Group will be featured in a new PBS “Great Performances” presentation, and you know what that means: Two hours of pure dance-viewing awesomeness, all from the comfort of your own couch. Oh, and just a little someone named Mikhail Baryshnikov(!) will be hosting it all. Mark Morris […]
June 19th marks the start of NYC Dance Week 2014—a.k.a. a huge perk for dancers spending their summer in the Big Apple. For 10 days (until June 28th), NYC Dance Week offers free(!!) and discounted dance and fitness classes throughout the city. So if you’re in or around NYC, be sure to check out these […]
I will never stop wanting to hear about even the littlest, most mundane details of dancers’ lives. I mean, let’s be honest: We all have our stalker-y tendencies. But while my friends get their celebrity dirt from Us and People, I read dance companies’ Facebook pages and scour dancers’ Instagram feeds. They’re my celebrities, and […]
Lauren Grant in Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances. Photo by Stephanie Berger. She may be small, but Mark Morris Dance Group’s Lauren Grant has a stage presence that’s larger than life. Whether gliding fluidly through Morris’ Mozart Dances or hamming it up as the spunky Marie in The Hard Nut (Morris’ tongue-in-cheek take on The Nutcracker), […]