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Squiggles and lines

The eponymous directors of Alonzo King Lines Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group both came from backgrounds in modern dance with sprinklings of other styles, and they both subsequently invented movement vocabularies to serve their choreographic idea
Alonzo King at the ICA, Mark Morris at the Opera House
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 05, 2010

Modern romantics

Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare is less of a statement than a supposition: what if we did it a different way?
Mark Morris’s Romeo & Juliet ; Lar Lubovitch at the Pillow
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 08, 2008

Dido's fate

Henry Purcell might not have approved Mark Morris’s contemporary take on Dido and Aeneas, but he probably would have recognized it for its formality and anti-naturalism.
Mark Morris at the Majestic
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  June 03, 2008

Double or nothing

The American premiere of Dido took place here in Boston, at the Majestic Theatre in June 1989.
Mark Morris revives Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Tanglewood; Cosí fan tutte on Beacon Hill
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 03, 2007

Mostly Mark

Mark Morris has worked with the Mostly Mozart Festival before, but this year’s commission from the 40-year-old summer music series posed a large-scale challenge, a full evening of new work.
Mozart Dances at Lincoln Center
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 22, 2006