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NYC's Mark Morris Group To Perform At The Civic

New York's Mark Morris Dance Group To Perform At The Civic

THE EDGE® International Arts Season presents

Mark Morris Dance Group - MOZART DANCES with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Choreographer: Mark Morris

The Civic – THE EDGE® - 22-29 August

Celebrated and highly respected modern dance company Mark Morris Dance Group performs in Auckland for the first time ever with Mark Morris' stunningly beautiful work; Mozart Dances.

Mark Morris' work is renowned for its musicality, craftsmanship and innovation. Morris’ choreographic style and company are popular with dance aficionados through to mainstream audiences.

Set to music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart Dances offers a visually stimulating, elegant, and often tender display of movement and technique. Mozart Dances is performed in three parts - Eleven, Double, and Twenty-Seven - and danced against a backdrop of visuals by artist Howard Hodgkin.

“…a magnificent night of dance set to three Mozart pieces and performed with flowing precision and heart by the company and the musicians.” ‘The Top 10 arts and culture events of 2007’ San Francisco Chronicle

“Kudos to conductor Jane Glover …and piano soloists Ursula Oppens and Amy Dissanayake. Having artists of this stature in the pit is a gift of the gods.” Globe and Mail, Canada

Through balletic lifts, poses, and ensemble sculptures, each dancer exudes the beauty and emotion of Mozart’s masterpieces and Morris' skillful choreography.

"For me, the whole thing - all three dances, all nine movements - was magical." The New York Times.

Mark Morris Dance Group always performs to live music and will be joined by two distinguished pianists, Ursula Oppens and Amy Dissanayake, and conductor Jane Glover who will perform with our very own Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

"Morris, in another peak achievement of his remarkable career, transformed a simple form of dancers onstage into something wondrous, inspiring and achingly beautiful. That was the centrepiece of a magnificent night of dance, set to three Mozart pieces and performed with flowing precision and heart by the company and the musicians." "THE TOP 10 ARTS AND CULTURE EVENTS OF 2007", San Francisco Chronicle

“Mark Morris has devised some of the finest choreography of his life, and his company dances it with surgical exactitude and tenderness...one of the greatest dance events of the new century.” Voice of Dance.

www.mmmdg.org

Tickets on sale now at Ticketek Ph: 0800 Ticketek – www.ticketek.co.nz


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