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Mark Morris Dance Group - Pepperland
Dance Consortium presentsAn unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences.
DANCE CONSORTIUM PRESENTS
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
Choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical,” (New York Times) returns to Salford with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kicking off Liverpool’s season-long festivities in 2017, Pepperland features an original score by Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “A Day in the Life”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, “Within You Without You”, and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially to complement Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues.
An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This colorful new piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known.
★★★★★ “A truly joyous, celebratory work of art - brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.” The Telegraph
★★★★ “A gorgeously entertaining and witty tribute to the classic Beatles album.” The Guardian
★★★★ “The dance, like the album, is a seamless synthesis of classical, vaudeville and psychedelia.” Financial Times
★★★★ “The choreography is deft and nuanced, at times skimming across the music’s bright surface, at times digging deeper.” The Observer
★★★★ “Sunny and unpredictable.” The Independent
★★★★ “High-spirited, humour, eccentric charm and a joyous musical sensibility...guaranteed to raise a smile.” The Times
“A bright and expressive, joyful piece… an irresistible, dream-like hour.” Made up Liverpool
The Mark Morris Dance Group in association with Dance Consortium UK; American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina; BAM, Brooklyn, New York; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada; CAL performances, UC Berkeley, Berkeley; The City of Liverpool, England, UK; Hopkins Centre for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut; the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC; Krannert Centre for the Performing Arts, Urbana Champaign; La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, California; Meyer Sound, Berkeley, California; Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle, Washington; The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California and White Bird, Portland, Oregan; present Pepperland.