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Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

September 25–28, 2014


PROGRAM A (9/25, 9/27 Eve, 9/28)

The Muir (music: Scottish folk songs, arr. Beethoven)
A Wooden Tree (music: Cutler)
Jenn and Spencer (music: Cowell)
Festival Dance (music: Hummel)

PROGRAM B (9/26, 9/27 Mat)

Excursions (music: Barber)
Crosswalk (music: Weber)
Spring, Spring, Spring (music: Stravinsky, arr. The Bad Plus)

Mark Morris and his acclaimed dance group return to their West Coast home-away-from home for two programs filled with Bay Area premieres of Morris's latest repertory gems, plus a reprise of the hit of Cal Performances' 2013 Ojai North Festival. From quirky Scottish folk songs, to Modernist Americana and Romantic chamber music, together these pieces showcase the genius of Morris's musical eclecticism and choreographic dynamism. Spring, Spring, Spring, Morris's "intricately clever, joyful" (Los Angeles Times) re-imagining of the Rite of Spring, received its world premiere at Hertz Hall in 2013 and returns for an encore performance in Zellerbach, once again featuring live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz trio The Bad Plus.

Promotional Partner: Claremont Hotel & Spa

Related Events

Education & Community Event: Community Dance Class: Dance with MMDG
Sun, Sept 28, 11 am–12:15 pm
Bancroft Studio
This is your chance to dance at Cal Performances! On Sun, Sept 28, you are invited to Dance with MMDG—a free community class featuring choreography from programs performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group as they kick off our 2014-15 season. Presented in association with the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. This event is SOLD OUT.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Thu, Sep 25, 8 pm
Fri, Sep 26, 8 pm
Sun, Sep 28, 3 pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine

Sat, Sep 26, 8 pm
Zellerbach Hall Zellerbach Room
(Donors of $1,500+)

Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall (or the Zellerbach Room on Sat) during the above performances. Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately 1-2 days before the performance.


Parking Alerts

Parking may be a problem on campus for the Saturday performances due to a Cal Football game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

Purchase Tickets

This past event was part of our
2014/15 Season.

Thu, Sept 25, 8 pm
Fri, Sept 26, 8 pm
Sat, Sept 27, 2 pm
Sat, Sept 27, 8 pm
Sun, Sept 28, 3 pm