The Mark Morris Dance Group has inspired international critics and audiences alike throughout its 30-plus-year history. Founded in New York in 1980 by artistic director and choreographer, Mark Morris, the company spent 3 years in residence at Brussels’ Theater Royal de la Monnaie as Belgium’s international dance company, returning to US in 1991. The company tours domestically and internationally to great acclaims and maintains a deep commitment to live music in performance, having formed the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996.
Outreach in woven into every aspect of the company’s life, both at its Brooklyn home and on tour. The company brings opportunities for dance, music, talks, and educated to Brooklyn and around the World, from an in-school residency with school-age children to dance for PD, a program that offers teacher training and free classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in eight countries. In Brooklyn, the Mark Morris Dance Center offers affordable dance classes, workshops, and master classes for adults of all skill levels as well as subsidized rehearsal space for the dance community. The school of the Mark Morris Dance Center additionally provides low-cost dance classes to over 1,200 children and teen ages 3 to 17, all accompanied by live music.
The Mark Morris Dance Group is touring in Asia as part of the Dance Motion USASM and will be settled in Cambodia on Monday 13th October 2014 to explore and share their artistic motivations.