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Mark Morris?
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Author:  Georgie [ Wed Feb 23, 2000 3:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Mark Morris?

I don't know very much about Mark Morris. I saw one thing of his on PBS once and have read a few reviews of his work. I didn't like the piece I saw on PBS and a friend who went to a show of his in Toronto told me he looks very self absorbed on stage. Like he dances for himself rather than his audience. <BR>I would be interested to hear another's opinion.

Author:  Azlan [ Wed Feb 23, 2000 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mark Morris?

Well, Mark Morris may sometimes seem self-absorbed but he does create some fascinating works, including some incredibly witty ones. His "Hard Nut," which is a spoof on "The Nutcracker," is a real hoot and a crowd pleaser. There is also the one he created for SF Ballet last season, where he had the dancers don lime-green varsity outfits -- now, that was really funny. So, I would say, on the whole, there is much to enjoy in Morris' choreography.

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