Mark Morris Dance Group - Mozart Dances
Stephanie Berger

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:00 pm
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$36.00 - $42.00

Presented in partnership with KUT and the Butler School of Music

Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris, artistic director
Mozart Dances
Featuring The Knights
Colin Fowler, piano | Anton Nel, piano

This performance is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support from the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Texas at Austin.

For over 30 years, the Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group has enthralled critics, dance enthusiasts, and novices alike with its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and its signature use of live music. Pianists Anton Nel and Colin Fowler, and progressive New York orchestra The Knights join MMDG for two performances of Morris’ celebrated evening-length piece Mozart Dances.

Proclaimed “one of the greatest living choreographers” by The New Yorker, Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world ever since he burst onto the scene in 1980, and continues to create important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and delicious wit. Set to two Mozart piano concertos and the double piano sonata, and danced against a backdrop of visuals by British painter Howard Hodgkin, UK’s The Guardian called Mozart Dances “one of the most definitive personal statements of Morris’ career.” John Rockwell of The New York Times proclaimed, “After only a first viewing, I feel safe in pronouncing it a masterpiece, a triumph…and one of Mr. Morris’ greatest achievements.”

Pianist and musical director Colin Fowler has performed and recorded with numerous soloists and ensembles including Deborah Voigt, the American Brass Quintet, James Galway, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Distinguished Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the Butler School of Music, world-renowned pianist Anton Nel has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and South Africa since his debut at age 12 with Beethoven’s C major Concerto after only two years of study.

Hailed as “the future of classical music in America” by the Los Angeles Times, The Knights are an ensemble of adventurous musicians who cultivate collaborative music making and creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Their unique roster includes composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers who bring a range of cultural influences to the group including jazz, klezmer, pop, and indie rock music.

“To hear Mozart through Morris’s ears is to appreciate the music in scintillating new detail.”
Guardian Unlimited, London, UK

Anton Nel, Colin Fowler

Anton Nel, Colin Fowler


Post-Performance Talkback
Thursday, September 26
Immediately following performance in Bass Concert Hall

Pre-Performance Lecture
Friday, September 27
7:00 pm in Bass Concert Hall prior to 8:00 pm performance
With Holly Williams, Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance

Pre-Performance Lecture Promo-Holly Williams from Texas Performing Arts on Vimeo.

Mark Morris Dance Group Official Web Site
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Follow Mark Morris Dance Group on Twitter: @MarkMorrisDance

Q with Jian Ghomeshi Podcast – The 06/20/2013 episode features an interview with choreographer Mark Morris on the Canadian premiere of one of his seminal works.

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