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 Post subject: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2001 8:33 am 
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'For Mark Morris, a Special Time & Space,' by Sarah Kaufman for the Washington Post <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Five stories above an unremarkable Brooklyn street corner, Mark Morris has what all choreographers covet, and most never get: a gaping stretch of emptiness.<P>Four walls and a soaring ceiling surrounding nothing but 60 by 60 feet of sprung-wood flooring. It's the playing field of a dancemaker's dreams, nearly a tenth of an acre unbroken by columns or pillars.<P>Unobstructed space: a simple thing that took Morris $6.2 million and 20 years to get.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>In her excellent extended interview, Kaufman raises the issue;<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>How has Morris ascended to such heights, and so young? At his age, George Balanchine had only just established the troupe that would become the New York City Ballet; Martha Graham had not yet unveiled "Appalachian Spring."<P>Much of the answer lies in Morris's artistry, of course...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's true, but the other crucial factor was his sojourn with an impressive subsidy in Belgium's Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, which is mentioned elsewhere in the article. A case can be made that he is only now returning to a similar situation with $1m of the cost of the new centre funded by the company itself from his commission fees. <P><BR> <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A16686-2001Mar2?language=printer" TARGET=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A16686-2001Mar2?language=printer</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited March 04, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2001 9:42 am 
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I want to go play at Mark Morris' house.


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 Post subject: Re: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2001 2:23 pm 
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No problem Marie! Just join the queue, which already contains all the modern dancers in the UK outside of the Rambert dancers, who also have their own rehearsal space and showers.


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 Post subject: Re: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 12:31 pm 
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I've heard that if you show up with a 2-4 of tall boys you can jump the queue. (I'm talking about Morris' penchant for beer, not men of lofty stature).


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 Post subject: Re: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2001 1:18 pm 
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'Upward and Outward With the Arts. Locked Out of Manhattan, Dancers Find New Workshops in Brooklyn,' by Jody Sperling.<P>An overview of how other NY companies are coping with soaring property prices.<P> <A HREF="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0109/sperling.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0109/sperling.shtml</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The new Mark Morris Dance Group centre in NY
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:41 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><BR><B>Mark Morris Dance Center Adds Luster To Brooklyn</B><BR>By CELESTINE BOHLEN<P> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The official opening was not scheduled until this week, but the dazzling new Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is already up and running. Its dance classes — for children and adults — filled up in less than a week, and its available studios have been snapped up by dance companies looking for affordable work space.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/12/arts/dance/12MORR.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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