Loon. Morris’s subtle concession to uniformity is his hairstyle — loose and ﬂowing for the Sorceress and tied back for Dido.
Don’t worry if opera isn’t your usual cup of
tea. The singing in Dido and Aeneas takes place in the pit with the stage reserved for
the dancers. ‘I think it’s because I love music
so much that my dances are based on it.’
Morris admits. ‘Singing and dancing have so
much to do with each other because there’s nothing between you and the people you’re performing for.’ He also reads musical scores, which might be why his dance steps seem to translate the music for us. While sometimes the movements mimic the song
words (and Morris often has them printed in
the programme). at other times he and his dancers move contrapuntally, against the melody. picking up subtle undertones. Quite often it is the music that creates the structure for the dance and yet he is able to produce dance that heightens the power of the score.
‘I think classically, and it‘s always interesting,’ says Morris, declining to describe his work further. ‘They’re fabulous. fabulous dancers, and we don’t look like a team of robots.’
Dido and Aeneas (International Festival) Mark Morris Dance Group, King 's Theatre,
225 5756, 18—20 Aug, 8pm; 20 Aug, 2.30pm,
£5—£ I 8. 50.
Mixed Bill (International Festival) Mark Morris Dance Group, Playhouse Theatre, 225 5756, 22—24 Aug, 7.30pm; 23 Aug, 2.30pm, £5—£18.50.
He has a penchant for reversing stereotypical roles, and uses wild mixtures of dance styles from ethnic, ballet, jazz and modern sources.
Mark Morris: Rangasayee
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A pair of tickets for one of the following screenings: STRICTLY BALLROOM on 15 Aug, GUINEVERE on 17 Aug, INSIDE MY HEAD on 20 Aug. Tickets should be picked up from the Filmhouse Box Office from 12 noon on 15 August.
Only 3 pairs of tickets available.
The first five people (plus one guest each) with a copy of this voucher will receive free entry to the MAMBO INN (at the Playhouse) on Saturday 15 Aug at 11am.
Three pairs of tickets to see THE FUNNY FARMon Friday 14 Aug and three pairs on Saturday 15 Aug at 8.15pm. Tickets should be picked up from the Fringe Club on the morning of each show.
Four pairs of tickets to see BELIEVER on 18 Aug and four pairs for the 19 Aug at The Gilded Balloon. Tickets should be picked up from the Gilded Balloon Box Office on the morning oi each show.
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