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Mark Morris

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Title: Mark Morris
Author: Acocella, Joan Ross
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Mark Morris emerged in the 1980s as America's most exciting young choreographer. Two decades later, his position remains unchallenged. Morris was born in Seattle in 1956. His Mark Morris Dance Group began performing in New York in 1980. By the mid-eighties, PBS had aired an hour-long special on him, and his work was being presented by America's foremost ballet companies. Morris's dances are a mix of traditionalism and radicalism. They unabashedly address the great themes - love, grief, loneliness, religion, community - yet they are also lighthearted, irreverent, and scabrous. Joan Acocella's probing portrait is the first book on this brilliant and controversial artist. Written with Morris's cooperation, it describes how he has lived and how he turns life - and music and narrative - into dance. Including 78 photographs, Mark Morris provides an ideal introduction to the life and work of one of America's leading artists.

Review: "Mark Morris is a book that clarifies dances you've seen and makes you want to see those you haven't. It's as warm and wise as Joan Acocella would like us to believe Mr. Morris is himself. And, thanks to her, we do."--John Rockwell, The New York Times Book Review

Author Biography: Joan Acocella is the dance critic of The New Yorker. She lives in New York City.

Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 31/10/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780819567314
Publishing status: Last copy available
Mark Morris