Mark Morris Dance Group ◦ Pepperland
20 March - 1 May

“5 stars A truly joyous, celebratory work of art - brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums. ” - The Telegraph

“4 stars A gorgeously entertaining and witty tribute to the classic Beatles album. ” - The Guardian

“4 stars The dance, like the album, is a seamless synthesis of classical, vaudeville and psychedelia.” - Financial Times

“4 stars The choreography is deft and nuanced, at times skimming across the music’s bright surface, at times d” - The Observer

“4 stars Sunny and unpredictable. ” - The Independent

“4 stars High-spirited, humour, eccentric charm and a joyous musical sensibility...guaranteed to raise a smile” - The Times

“A bright and expressive, joyful piece… an irresistible, dream-like hour.” - Made up Liverpool

Dance Consortium presents

Mark Morris Dance Group ◦ Pepperland

Choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical”, (New York Times) returns to the UK with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kicking off Liverpool’s season-long festivities in 2017, Pepperland features an original score by Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “A Day in the Life”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, “Within You Without You”, and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially to complement Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: AllegroScherzoAdagio, and the blues.

An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This colourful new piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known.

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