REVIEW: MORRIS GROUP BRINGS MULTI-FACETED PROGRAM TO HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES
Mark Morris is one of the great innovators of American dance, but his works rarely have what you would call “the shock of the new.” In fact his choreography is so deftly and intuitively attuned to the music that it often has an almost organic feel to it, a naturalness that grows from both musicality and sharp visual perception.
FROM HAVANA, WITH LOVE: HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES PRESENTS U.S. DEBUT OF LEGENDARY CUBAN ORCHESTRA
There are some things on this earth that many of us just thought would never happen.
There are good reasons why Emanuel Ax is held in such high esteem in the American classical scene. He has an innate, “natural” musicality that seems to adapt to any period or style, he plays with extreme delicacy but can also tear into a thunderous fortissimo without banging, and he can “sing” you a melody as if it had words to it. (Plus he’s a gregarious guy you would want to invite to dinner some night.
FORTUNE, INDEED: BALLET OFFERS MULTISENSORY SPECTACLE TO OPEN SECOND KAUFFMAN SEASON
There’s something about Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, whose thunderous opening chorus “O Fortuna” is one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music ever, that makes you want to pull out all the stops. And that’s just what the Kansas City Ballet plans to do at their season opener that starts on October 12th at the Kauffman Center.
MAKING A MARK: HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES BRINGS STORIED DANCE GROUP TO KAUFFMAN CENTER
If you want to be a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, you’d better get busy. For not only are the auditions for his 18-member company as rigorous as just about anything in modern dance, some 300 men and women show up to fill one position, but Mark requires much more than just dance chops.