Dance group Mark Morris returns on national tour with 37 performances in 16 cities

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will return on a nationwide tour for its 2021-2022 season, with sixteen confirmed stops between Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA from October 2021 to June 2022. The tour includes work spanning the repertoire of Mark Morris , from the early years of the Dance Group to later years and includes a performance of the night L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1988) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where it premiered in the States United 32 years ago in 1990. Since the start of the pandemic, MMDG has presented its 40th anniversary digital season 100% online and recently performed at venues outside of New York City.

“We are delighted to be back with the stages and audiences that we have missed so much over the past year and a half. For over 40 years we have had the incredible honor of touring and sharing music and dance live with the world. The pandemic forced us to find new ways to create and connect. We did video dances and presented a Digital Season, and thanks to the unwavering support of our partners and donors, and the creativity of our business, we have persevered, ”says artistic director Mark Morris.“ It will be such a relief and pleasure for us to dance again on real stages for a live audience. The season we have hosted with our presenters across the country offers both nostalgia and novelty, but more importantly, the chance for us to reclaim the magic of live performance together. We are back ! Please join us. “

The 2021-2022 season kicks off in October at Arizona Arts Live with a single performance of the Pepperland Night (2017), which will premiere at five subsequent tour stops in Iowa City, Charleston, Urbana, Philadelphia and Orlando. Words (2004) and Jenn and Spencer (2013) will also make multiple appearances throughout the season, among many other works ranging from early Gloria (1981) to less frequently performed works from the 90s and years, to most recent works of the season, Sport (2019). In March 2022, the Dance Group will return to BAM to perform L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Mark Morris’s first work at the Théâtre Royal de Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium, and arguably his most famous. The season ends in June at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica with Mozart Dances (2006).

Full season information, including venues, dates, times and repertoire, as well as links to the box office are available at Availability and price of tickets vary by location.

Tour dates:

Arizona Arts Live (Tucson, AZ)


CalPerformances (Berkeley, CA)

Dancing honeymoon, Jenn and Spencer, V

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IO)


George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax, VA)

Sport, Jenn and Spencer, No Fish, The

Sarasota Ballet (Sarasota, Florida)

Words, Jenn and Spencer, Gloria

The Egg (Albany, NY)

Words, Jenn and Spencer, Gloria

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Brooklyn, NY)

The Allegro, il Penseroso and il Moderato

Charleston Gaillard Center (Charleston, South Carolina)


McCarter Theater Center (Princeton, New Jersey)

Honeymoon Dance, Rock of Ages, Dance Festival

Meany Center for the Performing Arts (Seattle, WA)

Words, Rock of Ages, Dance Festival

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL)

Dancing Honeymoon, Jenn and Spencer, Grand Duo


Annenberg Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


Emelin Theater (Mamaroneck, NY)

Prelude and Prelude, Greek for me, Songs that tell a story, Three preludes, Lyrics, Polka

The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)

Pacific, Rock of Ages, Trois Préludes, Lyrics

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando, FL)

Pacific, Words, Grand Duo


The big stage (Santa Monica, California)

Mozart dances

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