The Mark Morris Dance Group’s 2022-2023 touring season will feature THE LOOK OF LOVE and more

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will resume their national tour for their 2022-2023 season, with ten stops confirmed nationwide from October 2021 to June 2022. The touring season is centered around Mark Morris’ new BOLD creation , The gaze of love. The new one-night work co-commissioned by a national consortium of arts presenters features more than a dozen legendary Burt Bacharach hits arranged by longtime musical collaborator Ethan Iverson. The season also includes two quintessential evening works from the MMDG repertoire: Pepperland and The Hard Nut.

The 2021-2022 season kicks off October 20-23, 2022 at BroadStage in Santa Monica, Calif., with the world premiere of The Look of Love, which will be presented on six subsequent legs of the tour at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Gogue Performing Arts at Auburn University (Auburn, AL), Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond (Richmond, VA), Cal Performances, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA ), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL), and UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures (Santa Barbara, CA). Pepperland (2019) will be performed at Performance Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM) and George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (Manassas, VA), and MMDG’s holiday production, The Hard Nut (1991) , will make its first appearance in Detroit at the Detroit Opera (Detroit, MI).

Full season information, including performance locations, dates, times and repertoire, as well as ticketing links are available at mmdg.org/season. Ticket availability and prices vary by location.

The tour for the 2022-2023 season includes:

BroadStage (Santa Monica, CA)

October 20-23, 2022

The gaze of love

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC)

October 26-29, 2022

The gaze of love

Gogue Performing Arts at Auburn University (Auburn, AL)

November 8, 2022

The gaze of love

Detroit Opera (Detroit, MI)

December 3-4, 2022

hard nut

Modlin Center for the Arts (Richmond, Virginia)

January 27, 2023

The gaze of love

Performance Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

February 7, 2023

pepperland

Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University (Manassas, VA)

February 11, 2023

pepperland

Cal Performances, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

February 17-19, 2023

The gaze of love

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL)

April 14-15, 2023

The gaze of love

UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures (Santa Barbara, CA)

May 6, 2023

The gaze of love

Note: Programs and dates are subject to change. Please visit our website at mmdg.org/season for the latest information. Other tour dates will be announced.

Mark Morris has been hailed as “the most successful and influential living choreographer, and unquestionably the most musical” (New York Times). In addition to having created more than 150 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he conducts orchestras, directs operas and choreographs for ballet companies around the world. Morris’ work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit and humanity. Named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991, he has to date received eleven honorary doctorates 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, were published in paperback by Penguin Press in October 2021.

About Mark Morris Dance Group and MMDG Music Ensemble

Founded in New York in 1980 by artistic director and choreographer Mark Morris, hailed by The New York Times as “the most successful and influential living choreographer, and unquestionably the most musical”, the Mark Morris Dance Group has been called “leading modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma). Its members have received “highest praise for their technical poise, musicality and sheer human authenticity”. (Bloomberg News). live and community involvement are essential parts of the Mark Morris Dance Group, which has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996. The Mark Morris Dance Center, which opened in Brooklyn in 2001, is the Dance Group’s headquarters .and provides educational opportunities in dance and music for people of all ages and abilities.

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