Mark Morris Dance Group scene from Pepperland
Photo by Gareth Jones
Northrop Presents

Mark Morris Dance Group

2019-20 Northrop Season
Jan 2020
About the Event

with live music

Created for the City of Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pepperland is a joyous display of Mark Morris’ choreographic wit and musicality. Ethan Iverson’s original score reimagines selections from the iconic 1967 album in bold new arrangements performed by a lively jazz ensemble of trombone, theremin, vocals, sax, keyboards, and percussion. Morris’ dancers—dressed in a riot of Carnaby Street colors—demonstrate why this dancemaker is noted as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times). It’s a “can’t miss” evening for lovers of contemporary dance AND music!

“Critics love ‘Pepperland’ and audiences adore it.” – Star Tribune

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Northrop Season Group Discount: Groups of 10+ save 15% off original ticket prices or 25% off for schools and educational groups to Northrop season events. Remember, tickets are always 50% off for children 17 and under when purchased with at least one adult ticket. Simply fill out the Group Ticket Reservation form.

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Related Events
Mark Morris Dance Group Performance Preview

Sat, Jan 25, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation with Mark Morris Dance Group’s Executive Director Nancy Umanoff, Pepperland composer Ethan Iverson, and Northrop Director of Programming Kristen Brogdon.



Post-Performance Q&A with Mark Morris Dance Group

Sat, Jan 25, Immediately following the performance
Carlson Family Stage
Open to the public

Stay in the theater after the performance for a 30-minute question-and-answer session with members of the Mark Morris Dance Group.



Lobby Musicians

Sat, Jan 25, Before the performance, after the Q&A, and during intermission.
Memorial Hall

Tom Khoury, guitar 
Josh LaMere, piano
Matt Blake, bass



Pop-Up Library

East Atrium

Explore a selection of books, scores, and recordings curated from University of Minnesota Libraries that showcase the breadth and depth of the music, dance, arts, and culture-inspired materials. Read more here.

Photo by Gareth Jones
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2019-20 Northrop Winter Dance Program cover