Feature Category: Mark Morris Dance Group 2009

Mark Morris

Profile: Mark Morris was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied as a young man with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980, and has since created more than … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Greetings from Aldeburgh! by Samuel

Samuel Black Dancer Edinburgh was fantastic.  I had dinner with a family friend, and roamed around the castle.  Sunday, our day off there, Craig Biesecker, Michelle Yard, Lesley Garrison, and I rented a car and took a trip up into … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Smooth Sailing, by Rita

Rita Donahue Dancer We just did our final show in Cardiff tonight and I realized that we have only four more shows left on this UK tour.  I believe that  everyone is feeling the fatigue that can come with traveling so … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Three cities left, by Michelle

Michelle Yard Dancer We are at the halfway point of our tour and we’ve had an amazing reception here in the UK. I’ve enjoyed dancing with my colleagues and watching them perform. Everyone dances differently and has different personalities but … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Halfway point, by Samuel

Samuel Black Dancer We just passed the halfway point of our tour! I’m sitting in the Bristol airport, waiting for our flight to Edinburgh to board.  This is our first and only flight of the tour (not including flying from … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Shoes, shoes, shoes, by Rita

Rita Donahue Dancer Today is the second show day in our second city of the tour.  These are the tour days that I look forward to the most.  The first showdays involve long afternoon rehearsals before we even begin to … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Opening night, by Adrienne

Adrienne Bryant Company Manager I’m writing from backstage in the Alhambra Theatre, located in Bradford.  We made it here safe and sound, and without major delays or difficulties.  We opened last night, and it went incredibly well…even with lots of … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Soon we’ll be on the road, By Michelle

Michelle Yard Dancer I can’t believe it… this is my third UK tour and I get more and more excited every day. Sure, right now is a bit tense with rehearsals and packing but soon we’ll be on the road … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Keeping things dramatic by Samuel

Samuel Black Dancer Just under two weeks until we leave for the UK tour!  I’m starting to make some mental lists about what to pack, although it’s hard to imagine now what clothes the weather in late November will call … Read more

Mark Morris Dance Group: Countdown to departure: 27 days! by Adrienne

Adrienne Bryant Company Manager It’s hard to believe that this tour is actually going to happen.  For so long it seemed like a distant event, mythical almost.  People who have been with the Dance Group for a while speak of … Read more