Dance

Mark Morris Dance Group

The Look of Love

An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach

Bay Area Premiere

Mark Morris, choreographer
Burt Bacharach, composer
Hal David, lyricist
Ethan Iverson, arranger
Marcy Harriell, lead singer
Nicole Pearce, lighting designer
Isaac Mizrahi, costume designer

Following the roaring success of his Beatles tribute production Pepperland, Mark Morris teams up again with musical collaborator Ethan Iverson for The Look of Love, a fresh and heartfelt homage to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. A towering figure through decades of popular music, Bacharach is known for his soaring melodies embedded in unique orchestrations influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music, his longtime lyricist Hal David providing unsentimental, often bittersweet lyrics. For this new production, Iverson’s lush arrangements are performed live by an ensemble of lead singer with backup vocals, trumpet, and rhythm section. Morris says, “Always engaging melodically, always surprising rhythmically, with a touch of melancholy and a striving hope, Bacharach’s marvelous music calls out for dancing!”

“I’ve found an ideal collaborator in Mark Morris, whose brilliant choreography and deep musicality give songs new meaning and dimension through movement. Like a great melody, his dances evoke an atmosphere and inspire feelings, and I think that’s just what the world needs now. I’m excited to see how Morris and his creative team bring my songs to the stage in The Look of Love.”

— Burt Bacharach

This performance is made possible, in part, by Patron Sponsors Helen and John Meyer.

Feb 17–19, 2023
Add to Calendar 02/17/2023 08:00 pm 02/17/2023 09:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Mark Morris Dance Group; The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/dance/mark-morris-dance-group/ Zellerbach Hall
Tickets start at $36

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Feb 17–19, 2023
Add to Calendar 02/17/2023 08:00 pm 02/17/2023 09:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Mark Morris Dance Group; The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/dance/mark-morris-dance-group/ Zellerbach Hall
Tickets start at $36

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