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Mark Morris' 'L'Allegro'
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Mar 05, 2000 11:35 pm ]
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A review of the Mark Morris Dance Company performing 'L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato' and also discussing the relation between choreogrphy and music in the context of this ambitious and beautiful work to a live orchestra and singers. It is a huge hit wherever it goes and we will see it again in London this Summer.

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Author:  Azlan [ Mon Mar 06, 2000 11:58 am ]
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Wonderful, wonderful work. Morris brought it to Berkeley in the SF Bay Area last week. The evening-length work was performed to Handel's exquisite composition wonderfully expressed by the Philharmonia Baroque at the hands of none other than maestro Nicholas McGegan.

The work itself oscillated between the gentle, stylish, melancholic "Il Pensoroso" segments and the joyful, almost crude "L'Allegro" passages. There were many beautiful movements punctuated by the typical Morris musical wit, such as references to flighty birds to flutes. There was also a hilariously ingenious segment with a pair of women being chased through a forest (formed by dangling human arms) a la foxes by a pack of hound dogs and a couple in a chariot, all expressed purely by the human body.

Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:23 am ]
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Soaring 'L'Allegro' leaves indelible impressions
by HEDY WEISS for the Chicago Sun-Times

An exaltation of larks. That's the phrase that kept coming to mind...

published: August 28, 2005

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:52 am ]
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Hedy Weiss's review gives a good impression of "L'Allegro" - one of the finest ensemble dance works of the 20th Century, in my view.

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