Dialogue and Discourse

Isaac Mizrahi and Mark Morris

Talk

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:30 – 8 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

The fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur speaks with his frequent collaborator innovative choreographer Mark Morris.

Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times), founded the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980 and has since created over 150 works for the company. From 1988-1991, he was Director of Dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in 2001 to provide a home for his dance group, rehearsal space for the dance community, community programs for local children and seniors, and dance classes for students of all ages and abilities. He works extensively in opera, directing and choreographing at The Metropolitan Opera and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, among others. He is also an acclaimed ballet choreographer with over twenty works commissioned by ballet companies worldwide. Isaac Mizrahi first designed costumes for Morris’ Three Preludes in 1992. The two have since collaborated on seventeen other works, including Falling Down Stairs with Yo-Yo Ma (1997) Sandpaper Ballet (1999) and Beaux (2012) for San Francisco Ballet, Gong (2001) and After You (2015) for American Ballet Theater, and evening-length operas Platée (1997), King Arthur (2006), Orfeo ed Euridice (2007), and Acis and Galatea (2015).

This program is at capacity. Limited standby tickets may be available at the door if space allows.

$15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members

Mark Morris, Photograph © Amber Star Merkens. Isaac Mizrahi sketches a pattern from his 2013 luxury home furnishings textile collection for S. Harris. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg for Fabricut.