Mozart in Boston: culturevulture.net – review

Mostly Modernity Three contemporary choreographers take on Mozart in Boston The last three contemporary dance performances I saw in Boston featured scores by Mozart. One supposes that if the presenters (respectively, Celebrity Series of Boston, CRASHarts, and Boston Ballet) had consulted with each other, they might have offered a mini-Mozart  ...

The Hard Nut – Mark Morris Dance Group

Visions of sugarplums beginning to clog up your head? The perfect antidote is Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut which is quickly becoming as much of a holiday tradition as department store Santas and Messiah singalongs. Created in 1991, televised for Dance in America a year later, it premiered in  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group – Update

"It’s like a truffle," I enthused to The Beautiful Companion at intermission of the Mark Morris Dance Group performance in Zellerbach Hall, "You bite into the truffle and you get the flavor and texture of the rich chocolate exterior, then the burst of the different, contrasting flavor and  ...

Mark Morris Dance Group

Over just a few decades, Mark Morris has choreographed over 100 works both for his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and for other major companies such as the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In doing so, he has established himself as the most original, most intelligent,  ...

Lyon Opera Ballet- review

The Lyon Opera Ballet made it convenient for West Coast audiences to sample the works of three of the most prominent choreographers in Europe today, all of them women. Appearing on a Cal Performances engagement at Zellerbach Hall, in Berkeley, the “ballet” presented by the Lyon company was actually modern  ...

Kirov Ballet in Berkeley: Dance Review, culturevulture.net – review

If choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp show us where dance may be going, the great Russians: Fokine, Massine, Balanchine, show us where it has been. But before any of them there was Marius Petipa. In 1869 Petipa was appointed ballet master to the St Petersburg  ...

Mark Morris – King Arthur

King Arthur Mark Morris Dance Company (Note: Arthur Lazere, the founder of this website, was a Mark Morris fan. It was fitting that the Mark Morris Dance Company would make its American Premiere of the dance-opera, 'King Arthur' in Berkeley, on the very day that Arthur  ...