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Mark Morris Dance Group (photo by Erin Baiano)

Mark Morris Dance Group
and Music Ensemble

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 (8 pm)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

“the most prodigiously gifted choreographer of the post-Balanchine era”
- Time Magazine

Renowned for its musicality and eloquently expressive contemporary dance, Mark Morris Dance Group has garnered unequivocal international praise throughout its 30-year history.

For the first time in its prestigious history, Mark Morris Dance Group performs in southeastern NC, presenting an unforgettable evening of expressive and inspiring dance with live music. The program features a diverse offering of the company's world-renowned repertory pieces, including “Italian Concerto”, with a live performance of music by Bach; “A Wooden Tree”, which premiered in 2012 and featured Mikhail Baryshnikov (music by Ivor Cutler); “Tamil Film Songs in Stereo”, a pas de deux featuring contemporary Indian music; and “Grand Duo”, a signature Mark Morris piece featuring 15 dancers, pianist and violinist (music by Lou Harrison).

Residency Schedule

The Arts as Lifeline: Dance, Parkinson’s and Aging Well
Presentation by David Leventhal (Director, Dance for PD®)
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
UNCW McNeill Hall, room 1005
Free and open to the public

Dance for Parkinson Class
The Wilmington Parkinson & Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Pine Valley United Methodist Church (3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington)
Free for Wilmington Parkinson & Lewy Body Dementia members

Beginner Ballet Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 3:35 - 4:45 p.m.
DREAMS Center for the Arts (901 Fanning Street, Wilmington)
Open to DREAMS students only

Master Class/Audition for Mark Morris Summer Intensive
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UNCW Cultural Arts Building, room1092 (Dance/Acting Studio)
Free and open to intermediate/advanced level students with 3+ years ballet training Registration required. Email Nancy Carson to register.

Setting the Stage: Conversations with Artists
Wine with Mark Morris

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Osher Lifelong Learning Center (620 S. College Rd.)
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. RSVP at the Kenan Auditorium Box 910-962-3500.

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This residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

South Arts NC Arts Council NEA

Above photo of Grand Duo (choreography by Mark Morris / photo by Erin Baiano)


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