Fast on their feet

Updated: 2012-05-18 14:06

(China Daily)

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Fast on their feet

The Mark Morris Dance Group's dancers will transform onstage into living, breathing and dancing musical notes at their China debut.

Since its 1980 founding, the group has become one of the world's leading dance companies.

It has danced to live orchestra music at every international performance since 1996. It has collaborated with such famous musicians as cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Founder and choreographer Mark Morris explains his commitment to live music like this: "The music I choose cannot satisfactorily be presented in a recorded version. It is dead. I want everyone in the theater to be alive - dancers, musicians and audiences."

The group will stage three classical Mark Morris works. The last piece, V, was described by The New York Times as "one of the few great works that modern dance has produced in a decade".

8 pm, May 25 and 26. Opera Hall of Guangzhou Opera House, Exit B1 of Zhujiang New Town subway station at the interchange of subway lines 3 and line 5, Guangzhou. 020-3839-2888.

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