July 25–August 23, 2014

Mark Morris Dance Group

Acis and Galatea (New York premiere)

Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:30

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:30

Pre-performance discussion+

Pre-performance discussion with Mark Morris and Jane Moss at 6:15 in the David Rubenstein Atrium

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:30

David H. Koch Theater

Handel (arr. Mozart): Acis and Galatea [libretto]

Mark Morris Dance Group

In his newest work, a Lincoln Center co-commission, Mark Morris revisits Handel with an approach as bold as his groundbreaking L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Morris partners with longtime collaborator and early-music specialist Nicholas McGegan to tell Ovid’s triumphant love story of the shepherd Acis and the sea nymph Galatea.

There is no late seating.

This performance is approximately two hours with one intermission.

Acis and Galatea is a Mark Morris Dance Group/Cal Performances, Berkeley/Celebrity Series of Boston production, in association with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by Movado.

  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Mark Morris, director and choreographer
  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
  • Nicholas McGegan, conductor
  • Yulia Van Doren, soprano
  • Thomas Cooley, tenor M|M
  • Isaiah Bell, tenor M|M
  • Douglas Williams, bass-baritone M|M
  • Adrianne Lobel, scenic design
  • Isaac Mizrahi, costume design
  • Michael Chybowski, lighting design