Experience the sublime joy of dance with the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group. Mozart Dances has been praised as music embodied, with three exquisite Mozart piano works set to Morris’ buoyant, exhilarating choreography. The program features a world premiere chamber interpretation of Piano Concerto No. 27, along with Piano Concerto No. 11 and Sonata for Two Pianos, all performed live in our intimate hall.

Mark Morris Dance Group; courtesy of the Broad Stage and Mark Morris

Choreographer Mark Morris has been referred to as “the Mozart of Modern Dance” for his shared characteristics with musical genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mark Morris’ prolific dance making, devotion to European classical music, and his early expression of talent have distinguished him as a choreographer and director of ballet, modern dance, and opera. In honor of the European composer to whom he is likened, Mark Morris was commissioned to create a dance for the 250th birthday celebration of Mozart. The result was the widely regarded Mozart Dances, which his company, Mark Morris Dance Group, premiered in 2006. Three piano compositions inspired these dances and are played live as his company of dancers performs what reviewers and fans alike have called “music visualizations.” Mark Morris is so skilled in music, as well as dance, that he often creates his dances by reading sheet music and responding to the notes with his own movement invention. Vital to Mark Morris’ creative process are his collaborators; the lighting director, costume designer, set designer and musical director, all of whom are renowned artists in their field and partners in fulfilling Mark Morris’ vision for each dance work.

Admission ranges from $60 – $135 per person; CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase tickets; 

What: Mark Morris Dance Group
Where: The Broad Stage,1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401. Parking is free
When: June 9 – 12, 2022 – 7:30pm; Thursday – Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2:00pm
Website: https://www.thebroadstage.org/