Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mark Morris Dance Group review by Paul Horsley

Mark Morris is one of the great innovators of American dance, but his works rarely have what you would call “the shock of the new.” In fact his choreography is so deftly and intuitively attuned to the music that it often has an almost organic feel to it, a naturalness that grows from both musicality and sharp visual perception. These qualities were amply on display at the wide-ranging program by the Mark Morris Dance Group on September 28that the Kauffman Center, presented by the organization that has been a powerful force in bringing the world’s best dance to Kansas City, the Harriman-Jewell Series.The program included four works spanning three decades, from the Canonic ¾ Studies of 1982 to the Festival Dance from 2011, yet what stood out was the extent to which they all felt “of a piece.”

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