Mark Morris Dance Group Presents: Words, Quad, Water

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Mark Morris Dance Group Presents: Words, Quad, Water

Sunday, October 3, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Included in Garden Admission

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) presents outdoor performances at Queens Botanical Garden, including a new work by choreographer Mark Morris entitled “Water.” MMDG will also perform Morris’s 2014 work, “Words,” and “Quad,” a play by Samuel Beckett. CLICK HERE for a full program book of the three works that will be performed.

CLICK HERE for tickets.

The performances will be preceded and complemented by a dance class suitable for all ages, with and without disabilities, at 3pm on the same day. The class is led by an MMDG dancer incorporating movements from Words. For more information about the dance class, CLICK HERE

Included in Garden Admission.***

***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.*

Photo Credit: Nan Melville

About each performance:

Words

Music: Felix Mendelssohn – Songs Without Words
Costume Design: Maile Okamura
Original Lighting Design:  Nick Kolin

Mica Bernas, Karlie Budge, Brandon Cournay, Domingo Estrada, Jr., Sarah Haarmann, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Matthew McLaughlin, Brandon Randolph, Nicole Sabella, Christina Sahaida, Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Malik Q. Williams

Premiere: October 8, 2014 – New York City Center, Fall for Dance Festival, New York, New York

Commissioned by New York City Center for the 2014 Fall for Dance Festival

 Quad

A play by Samuel Beckett

Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group, percussion

Matthew McLaughlin, Brandon Randolph, Nicole Sabella, Billy Smith

Co-commissioned by the Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Quad by Samuel Beckett is presented through arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc. All rights reserved. Quad was originally written as a teleplay.

Water

Music: George Frideric Handel – Suite in F Major, HWV 348 (“Water Music”)

Adagio e staccato
Air
Bourrée
Hornpipe

Mica Bernas, Karlie Budge, Brandon Cournay, Domingo Estrada, Jr., Sarah Haarmann, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Matthew McLaughlin, Dallas McMurray, Brandon Randolph, Nicole Sabella, Christina Sahaida, Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Malik Q. Williams

Premiere: September 25, 2021 – Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York

About Mark Morris
Mark Morris has been praised as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times). In addition to creating over 150 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he conducts orchestras, directs opera, and choreographs for ballet companies worldwide. Morris’ work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991, he has received eleven honorary doctorates to date, and a multitude of awards, including the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society, the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity, the Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gift of Music Award, and the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. Morris’ memoir, Out Loud, co-written with Wesley Stace, was published by Penguin Press in October 2019.

About the Mark Morris Dance Group and the MMDG Music Ensemble
Founded in New York City in 1980 by artistic director and choreographer Mark Morris, hailed by The New York Times as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical,” the Mark Morris Dance Group has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma). Its members have received the “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Mark Morris Dance Group, which has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996. The Mark Morris Dance Center, opened in Brooklyn in 2001, is the home of the Dance Group and provides educational opportunities in dance and music to people of all ages and abilities

Details

Date:
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost:
Included in Garden Admission
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Queens Botanical Garden
Phone:
718.886.3800
Email:
info@queensbotanical.org
Website:
www.queensbotanical.org

Venue

Queens Botanical Garden
4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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