Mark Morris, the “Mozart of modern dance” (Washington Post), returns to the festival with a new dance work commissioned by Lincoln Center that illuminates the playful tapestry of sound of Satie's Sports et divertissements. Then comes the “remarkable fantasy” of Empire Garden (Times, U.K.), an exploration of Ives’s lyrical—and at times, whimsical—Piano Trio. The performance culminates in a Morris masterwork, V, a triumphant and virtuosic piece set to Schumann’s exuberant piano quintet.

The Program

“There is no other dance company so at one with its choreography and its music.”
– Financial Times
“One of the few great works that modern dance has produced in a decade.”
– New York Times on V
“Brilliantly evocative of American life.”
– Financial Times on Empire Garden



10 Columbus Cir


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Mark Morris Dance Group

Sport (World premiere)
Empire Garden

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Due to a power outage on the Upper West Side, the July 13 performance of Mark Morris Dance Group was cancelled.
Ticket holders for this performance are welcome to a refund or exchange by calling 212-875-5030 or visiting the David Geffen Hall box office.
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Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris, choreographer
Colin Fowler, piano
Georgy Valtchev, violin
American String Quartet
Pre-performance talk with Mark Morris and Jane Moss on Thursday, July 11 at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
Performance length: 110 minutes, including intermission

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Major endowment support for contemporary dance and theater is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.


The Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.