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.
The selection for Programme B features the "charming, exhilarating" (New York Observer) Festival Dance, the recently unveiled duet Jenn and Spencer, the piano-accompanied sextet, Excursions, and A Wooden Tree, set to recordings by the Scottish poet Ivor Cutler. Running time: 1hr 40mins (including one 20min interval)