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Mark Morris Dance Group

Dec 17-19, 2021
Zellerbach Hall

Mica Bernas, Karlie Budge, Brandon Cournay, Domingo Estrada, Jr., Lesley Garrison, Sarah Haarmann, Deepa Liegel, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Matthew McLaughlin, Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Brandon Randolph, Nicole Sabella, Christina Sahaida, Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Malik Q. Willliams

MMDG Music Ensemble
Colin Fowler, Colin Jacobsen, Wolfram Koessel, Greg Luce, Stefan Schatz, Mary Sherhart, Georgy Valtchev

Artistic Director
Mark Morris

Executive Director
Nancy Umanoff

The run time for this performance is approximately 90 minutes, with intermission.

Program

From the Executive and Artistic Director

Jeremy Geffen

With this weekend’s performances by our longtime friends and artistic partners at the Mark Morris Dance Group, we reach the close of Cal Performances’ 2021 Fall Season. It’s a particular pleasure to celebrate this milestone with Mark and his terrific dancers and musicians performing a wide-ranging repertory program—including the brand new Water, which premiered only three months ago at Brooklyn Bridge Park—that spans almost 25 years of this singular choreographer’s magnificent career. I’m delighted that you could join us during what promises to be a memorable weekend; after such a long period of imposed shutdown, it’s wonderful that we can gather together again, enjoying great dance under the same roof!

When the pandemic forced Cal Performances to close its doors in March 2020, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Since then, we’ve witnessed a worldwide health crisis unlike any experienced during our lifetimes, an extended period of political turmoil, recurring incidents of civil unrest and racially motivated violence, and a consciousness-raising human rights movement that has forever—and significantly—changed how each of us views social justice in our time.

Of course, the pandemic remains with us to this date and future challenges—including many adjustments to “normal’ procedures and policies—can certainly be expected. I encourage you to check Cal Per­formances’ website regularly for the most current information regarding our COVID-19 response. First and foremost, I assure you that there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff. (And I remind one and all that proof of vaccination is mandatory today, as is protective masking throughout the event.)

Our season continues next year with a calendar packed with the kind of adventurous and ambitious programming you’ve come to expect from Cal Performances. You won’t want to miss…

And so much more… with dozens of performances by the world’s finest music, dance, and theater artists, stretching into June. In particular, I want to direct your attention to this year’s Illuminations: “Place and Displacement” programming, through which we’ll explore both loss and renewal, disempowerment and hope, while seeking paths forward for reclaiming and celebrating vital cultural connections that can fall victim to political and social upheaval.

Please take the opportunity to explore the complete schedule through our website and season brochure and begin planning your performance calendar; now is the perfect time to guarantee that you have the best seats for all the events you plan to attend.

Throughout history, the performing arts have survived incredible challenges: periods of war, economic collapse, and, yes, terrible disease. And if it will take time for us—collectively and individually—to process the events of the past 21 months, I’m certain that the arts have the power to play a critical role as we come to terms with what we have experienced and move together toward recovery.

I know you join us in looking forward to what lies ahead, to coming together once again to encounter the life-changing experiences that only the live performing arts deliver. We can’t wait to share it all with you during the coming year.

Cal Performances is back. Welcome home!

Jeremy Geffen
Executive and Artistic Director, Cal Performances

Jeremy GeffenWith this weekend’s performances by our longtime friends and artistic partners at the Mark Morris Dance Group, we reach the close of Cal Performances’ 2021 Fall Season. It’s a particular pleasure to celebrate this milestone with Mark and his terrific dancers and musicians performing a wide-ranging repertory program—including the brand new Water, which premiered only three months ago at Brooklyn Bridge Park—that spans almost 25 years of this singular choreographer’s magnificent career. I’m delighted that you could join us during what promises to be a memorable weekend; after such a long period of imposed shutdown, it’s wonderful that we can gather together again, enjoying great dance under the same roof!

When the pandemic forced Cal Performances to close its doors in March 2020, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Since then, we’ve witnessed a worldwide health crisis unlike any experienced during our lifetimes, an extended period of political turmoil, recurring incidents of civil unrest and racially motivated violence, and a consciousness-raising human rights movement that has forever—and significantly—changed how each of us views social justice in our time.

Of course, the pandemic remains with us to this date and future challenges—including many adjustments to “normal’ procedures and policies—can certainly be expected. I encourage you to check Cal Per­formances’ website regularly for the most current information regarding our COVID-19 response. First and foremost, I assure you that there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff. (And I remind one and all that proof of vaccination is mandatory today, as is protective masking throughout the event.)

Our season continues next year with a calendar packed with the kind of adventurous and ambitious programming you’ve come to expect from Cal Performances. You won’t want to miss…

And so much more… with dozens of performances by the world’s finest music, dance, and theater artists, stretching into June. In particular, I want to direct your attention to this year’s Illuminations: “Place and Displacement” programming, through which we’ll explore both loss and renewal, disempowerment and hope, while seeking paths forward for reclaiming and celebrating vital cultural connections that can fall victim to political and social upheaval.

Please take the opportunity to explore the complete schedule through our website and season brochure and begin planning your performance calendar; now is the perfect time to guarantee that you have the best seats for all the events you plan to attend.

Throughout history, the performing arts have survived incredible challenges: periods of war, economic collapse, and, yes, terrible disease. And if it will take time for us—collectively and individually—to process the events of the past 21 months, I’m certain that the arts have the power to play a critical role as we come to terms with what we have experienced and move together toward recovery.

I know you join us in looking forward to what lies ahead, to coming together once again to encounter the life-changing experiences that only the live performing arts deliver. We can’t wait to share it all with you during the coming year.

Cal Performances is back. Welcome home!

Jeremy Geffen
Executive and Artistic Director, Cal Performances

About Mark Morris Dance Group

Official Sponsor
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Major support for the Mark Morris Dance Group provided by American Express, Anonymous, The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Timothy McClimon and Suzanne Berman, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP, Frederick and Morley Bland, Eliot Nolan and Timothy Bradley, Mark Selinger and Iris Cohen, Beth and Ravenel Curry Foundation, Dance/NYC, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Darryl Pinckney and James Fenton, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Candace and Vincent Gaudiani, Isaac Mizrahi and Arnold Germer, Howard Gilman Foundation, York-Chi and Stephen Harder, John and Tommye Ireland (in memoriam), Marc and Melissa James, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Elizabeth Amy Liebman, Nicholas Ma and William Lopez, Helen and John Meyer, Mark Morris, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Ellen and Arnold Offner, Sarabeth Berman and Evan Osnos, PARC Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, Onay Payne, Poss Family Foundation, Drs. Jocelynne and Perry Rainey, Diane E. Solway and David Resnicow, The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, Billy Rose Foundation, Margaret Conklin and David Sabel, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Jane and R.L. Stine, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Nancy Umanoff, and Jamie Gorelick and Richard Waldhorn.

These performances are made possible, in part, by Helen and John Meyer.

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP STAFF
Mark Morris, Artistic Director
Nancy Umanoff, Executive Director

PRODUCTION
Johan Henckens, Director of Technical Production
Nick Kolin, Lighting Supervisor
Carl Lund, Audio Supervisor
Stephanie Sleeper, Costume Coordinator

ARTISTIC
Jen Rossi, Director of Artistic Engagement
Julia Weber, Company Manager
Colin Fowler, Music Director
Sam Black, Company Director
Royta Iftakher, Artistic Intern

ADMINISTRATION
Elizabeth Fox, Chief Financial Officer
Aleksandr Kanevskiy, IT Director
Chris Pritchard, Finance and Budget Manager
Rebecca Hunt, Director of People and Culture
Adam Cornelius, Payroll Specialist
Jillian Marzziotti, Bursar and Finance Assistant

DEVELOPMENT
Michelle Amador, Director of Development
Haley Mason Andres, Institutional Giving Manager
Lauren Grant, Individual Giving Coordinator
Zubaydah Bashir, Membership Assistant
Aidan Lambert, Data Entry Assistant

MARKETING
Laura Giannatempo, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tara Treffiletti, Marketing and Communications Manager
Trevor Izzo, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Rachel Lee, Marketing and Digital Engagement Associate

ARCHIVES
Stephanie Neel, Archivist

EDUCATION
Sarah Marcus, Director of Education and Community Engagement
Alexandra Cook, Youth and Family Programs Director
Bianca Golden, Adult Programs Director
Lily Khan, School Administrator
Calvin A. Rollins II, Community Education Coordinator
Victoria Pardo, Student Company Rehearsal Manager

DANCE FOR PD®
David Leventhal, Dance for PD® Program Director
Maria Portman Kelly, Dance for PD® Programs and Engagement Manager
Eva Nichols, Dance for PD® Managing Director
Amy Bauman, Dance for PD® Programs Assistant
Natasha Frater, Dance for PD® Programs Administrator

DANCE CENTER OPERATIONS
Elise Gaugert, Director of Events and Venue Operations
Mark Sacks, Director of Facilities and Capital Projects
Stephen Williams, Dance Center Operations Manager
Tiffany McCue, Dance Center Operations Coordinator
McCall Atkinson, Allison Antoinette Bailey, Peter Alfred Elizalde, Emily Arden Jones, Olivia Passarelli, Chelsea Rose, Dance

Center Operations Assistants
Darrell Jordan, Hector Mazariegos, Orlando Rivera, Virginia Ross, Arturo Velazquez, Maintenance

Michael Mushalla (Double M Arts & Events), Booking Representation
Mark Selinger (McDermott, Will & Emery), Legal Counsel
PKF O’Connor Davies, Accountant
David S. Weiss, M.D. (NYU Langone Health), Orthopedist
Mark E. Horowitz, MD, Medical Advisor
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health, Physical Therapist
Jeffrey Cohen, Hilot Therapist

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Judith R. Fishman, Chair
David Resnicow, Vice-Chair
Mark Selinger, Vice-Chair
Isaac Mizrahi, Secretary
Sarabeth Berman
Frederick Bland
Margaret Conklin
Shelby Gans
York-Chi Harder
Marc James
Suzy Kellems Dominik
Nicholas Ma
Timothy J. McClimon
Helen Meyer
Mark Morris
Ellen Offner
Onay Payne
Darryl Pinckney
Jocelynne Rainey, Ed.D
Jane Stine
Nancy Umanoff

Thanks to Maxine Morris.

Sincerest thanks to all the dancers for their dedication, commitment, and incalculable contribution to the work.

Additional support provided by Jane E. Aaron, Nancy Adams, Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation, American Parkinson Disease Association, Diane T. Anderson, Anonymous, Paul Appeldoorn, Arnow Family Fund, Nina K. Auerbach, Emanuel and Yoko Ax, Adrianne Lobel and Ruby Baker, Kate Bernheimer, W. and R. Bernheimer Family Foundation, Bloomberg LP Corporation, Boston Scientific, Polly Dawkins and Nico Brooks, Jeffery and Tina Budge, Allan and Rhea Bufferd Education Fund, Terri D. Bullock, Cynthia A. Clegg, Harold L. Clinton, Jr., Ara Guzelimian and Janet Clough, Bruce A. Cohen, Con Edison, Carol Yorke and Gerard Conn, Continental Grain Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Nancy Dalva, Belden H. and Pamela K. Daniels, Mary E. Darmstaetter, Dau Family Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Susan and Gary DeLong, Catherine de Saint Aignan, Robert J. Dixon, Edith and Edward Drcar, Carol Ann Dyer, Gale Epstein, Jean Espenshade, Thomas G. Evans, Phillip G. Fairweather, M.D., Ann and Richard Feldman, Michael and Nancy Feller, Glenda and Bob Fishman, Jaylyn Olivo and Dale Flecker, Neil R. Ericsson and Karen L. Florini, Patricia M. Freeman, Carolyn George, Sarah and Michael Gerstenzang, The John N. and Gillett A. Gilbert Family Fund, Cynthia Gilbertson, Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, Jonathan Glazer, Christian Kleinbub and Amanda Gluibizzi, Deborah Krulewitch, Robert Goldberg, Leonore Gordon Fund for Diverse Communities, Richard Malanga and Rodney Gordon, Edward and Lenore Grabowski, The Grant Family Fund, The Grodzins Fund, L. Jay Grossman, Elizabeth Grover, Sharon B. Gurwitz, V Hansmann, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Connie Heller, Joe and Roberta Hellman, J Michael Hemmer, Macduff and Twyla Hughes, Frances J. Ingebritson, Sonja Johansson, Linda Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Maxine and James Kaler, Mollie Katzen, Catherine Klemballa, Richard Rubenstein and Katherine Kolbert, Katharine and Tom Kush, Leatherwood Foundation, Virginia Lee, Fred and Jean Leventhal, Laurence and Jane Levine, Elizabeth Levy, Judy Lichterman, The Herman Liebmann Foundation, Robert Littman, William W. Lockwood, Jr., Paula Anne Maguire, Manson Family and Stanley J. Wertheimer Fund Donors, Alison Marshall, Barbara T. Martin, Lucy Bowen McCauley, Patricia McGrath, Megara Foundation, Susan Mellin, Judith G. Mendelsund, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Stuart Miller, Thomas W. and Jane A. Morris, Lynda Myles, New Music USA, Max Nicholas and Allison Nichols, Sarah and Gerald Oelberg, Emily Omura, Stephen Partridge, Cecilia Paul, Antony Peattie, Ira Bell and Claire Pensyl, The L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, Connie and Davis Phinney, Lauren and Scott Pinkus, Judith J. Plows, Janice Price, Megan and Greg Pursell, Marjorie Randolph, Patrick Ravey, Eugene and Stella Reddick, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart, Sydell Roth, Gregg Rockefeller, Mary-Kathryn and Richard Roelofs, Toby E. and Robert Rubin Family Philanthropic Fund, Ann M. Sagalyn, Susan Sakai-McClure, Gabriel and Jolie Schwartz, Arlene and Michael Scorzelli, Lise Scott, Jeffrey and Kim Brown Seely, J. Loux and Carol Sanders, Shapiro Grynstejn Family Fund, Joseph Sherman, Sills Family Foundation, Elizabeth R. And William H. Sledge, Ranny Cooper and David Smith, Angela and Joel Solomon, Karla Stewart, Emmanuel R. Torrijos and Jing Shang Tan, Target, Judy and Charlie Tobey, Ruth Tobey, Jane Frances Levy Troy, Nancy Long, Ph.D. and Marc N. Waldor, Mary R. Waters, Katherine Weil, Carol and George Weinbaum, Judith Weisfuse, Andrea Likwornik Weiss and David S. Weiss, MD, Mark and Carol Willis, Laura Winner, June and Jeffrey Wolf, Robert and Sharon Yoerg, E. Richard Yulman, Joseph Yurcik, Michael and Rachel Zamsky, Zeitz Foundation, and the more than 3,070 contributors whose giving totals $1–$999 annually.

In Kind support provided by Robert Bordo, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, McDermott Will & Emery, Marshall Hagins, Mark E. Horowitz, MD, Joseph Logan, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc., Resnicow + Associates, and Peter Sellars.

Legacy Giving: Ensure the Future of the Mark Morris Dance Group
“As a past board member and continuing supporter of many years, it has given me tremendous satisfaction and pride to have watched the Mark Morris Dance Group flourish and grow. I have named MMDG as a beneficiary of my estate to honor Mark’s phenomenal artistry and ensure his programs are experienced for decades to come.”
Sandy Hill

Individuals who name the Mark Morris Dance Group in estate plans through bequests, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations ensure a strong future for the organization. MMDG gratefully acknowledges bequest gifts received in the past year from Christie H. Campbell.

MMDG also acknowledges gifts made in memory of Noel Bolinger, Peter Ecklund, June O. Goldberg, Mary Good, Ulyses Giberga, Leonore Gordon, Howard Hodgkin, Rubén A. Kelly, Richard Longo, Marshall Marcovitz, Mary McClear, William “Bill” Miller and Harold Young, Tom Murphy, Professor Gordon Pradl, Marilyn Rinsler, Judy Rosenblatt, Edward I. Rudman, Allan Shedlin, Janet Sherman, Tobin Simon, Dr. Judith Yanowitz Singer, Weezie Smith, Dr. Edward Solomon, Robert H. Webb, Stanley Wertheimer, and James Young as well as gifts made in honor of Marsha Abrahms, Howie Becker, Robin Briggs, Mabel and Bill Crittenden, Judith Dean, Dance for PD® team and participants, Eilene Evans, Leo Feucht­wang, Judith R. Fishman, Colin Fowler, Elise Gaugert, Lauren Grant, Marcia Goldensher, Fred and Louisa Haskin, Elena Hornedo, George Jensen, Yuka Kameda, Betty H. Katzen, Jane Knuttunen, David Leventhal, Laurence and Jane Levine, Aaron Loux, Sylvia Mandell, Pedrita Mance, Ruth Manson, Pat Morgan, Mark Morris, Mark Morris Dance Group, Maria Portman Kelly, Samantha Nash, Eugene E. Onusko, John Roelofs, Susie Rucinski, Dr. Tara Sherman, Margaret Sperling, Jean O. Small, Katie Turner, Nancy Umanoff, Gary Upham, Martha Veranth, and Julia Weber.

The Mark Morris Dance Group thanks members of its community who have given through these matching gift programs: American Express Charitable Fund, Apple, Inc., Fox Corporation, Google Matching Gift Program, International Monetary Fund, Penguin Ran­dom House, and S&P Global.

The Mark Morris Dance Group is a member of Dance/USA and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance.

Water © 2021 Discalced, Inc.
Jenn and Spencer © 2013 Discalced, Inc.
Dancing Honeymoon © 1998 Discalced, Inc.
V © 2001 Discalced, Inc.

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