2015 MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP SUMMER INTENSIVE
Mark Morris Dance Group
WHERE Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
WHEN June 29 - July 10
WHAT Fully immersive summer dance intensive with the Mark Morris Dance Group
PRICE One week-$375 | Two weeks-$675
DEADLINE FOR INTENSIVE + HOUSING APPLICATION June 15
Study with Mark Morris and the entire Mark Morris Dance Group in a fully immersive program that includes daily technique, somatics, and repertory classes as well as music seminars, panel discussions, lectures, and one-on-one coaching. Join for one week or two, June 29 - July 10. The intensive will conclude with an informal showing.
Housing is available for the Summer Intensive for a separate fee. Dancers should indicate their interest by filling out this form, and return it with their application by June 15 (extended deadline). Prospective students will be contacted with more details if/when accepted into the program.
The Mark Morris Dance Group will hold auditions on July 11th for both male and female dancers for The Hard Nut (December 2015 performances) and for company positions. Space is limited, but priority registration will be given to this year’s summer intensive students. Call backs will be held on July 12th.
Learn more: mmdg.org/intensives
ABOUT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
Founded in New York in 1980, the internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma), receiving “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). MMDG spent three years in residence at Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as Belgium’s national dance company, returning to the United States in 1991.
The Dance Group is distinguished as the only modern dance company with a commitment to live music at every performance, founding the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996. MMDG also regularly collaborates with eminent musicians across genres, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, jazz trio The Bad Plus, the London Symphony Orchestra, baroque orchestras Tafelmusik and Philharmonia Baroque, as well as opera companies such as The Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera.
Community engagement is also a vital component of the Dance Group. Through the organization’s Access/MMDG programming, it integrates opportunities for dance, music, talks, and education at its Brooklyn home, the Mark Morris Dance Center, as well as on tour around the world.
“The Mark Morris Dance Group has long been ahead of all other dance companies in the flow and detail of its dancers’ response to music. And their qualities of focus, stillness, and ease are ones that most actors would envy. “ — Financial Times