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Northrop Presents

Mark Morris Dance Group

2015//16 Northrop Season
Mar 2016
About the Event

Dido and Aeneas
With live orchestra, chorus, and soloists conducted by Mark Morris

In a timeless story of love and betrayal, Mark Morris combines the Baroque vocal music of Henry Purcell's hour-long opera with his highly-detailed, signature dance vocabulary.  An acclaimed work that many regard as Morris' best, the Los Angeles Times praised it as "an elegant classic ....with hundreds of ingenious touches in translations of music to movement."  Morris himself danced the lead role when he debuted the piece in 1989, but he now takes the podium as conductor.

"Mark Morris' danced opera "Dido and Aeneas" is a tour de force of late 20th century artistic storytelling.... It is a riveting assemblage, one that smashes and rewrites stylistic boundaries." - LA Times

"For many people it is the greatest work Mr. Morris has ever made. What matters more, though, is that Mr. Morris has created a dazzling interpretation of Purcell’s superlative work."   – New York Times

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Morris//Chorus Package! 

Save $10 on tickets to both the Mark Morris Dance Group and Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus performance at Northrop when purchased together using promo code 'morrischorus.'

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Mark Morris Dance Group Performance Preview

Wed, Mar 30, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

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