The Mark Morris Dance Group was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert in that year in New York. In the following years, the company s touring schedule has steadily expanded to include cities across America and Europe. Once considered the bad boy of the modern dance world, Mark Morris is now an influential and internationally celebrated choreographer whose pieces have become the standard of creativity for a new generation of dancers, choreographers and critics.
A unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson's original score intermingles arrangements of the songs 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 for Morris' profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues.