Mark Morris Dance Group
UK and Ireland Tour
Until 1 May 2019
America’s most musical choreographer, Mark Morris, takes on The Beatles in a piece created for the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It’s a good fit, since both album and choreographer count wit, surrealism, silliness, poignancy and a way with a crowd-pleasing melody among their qualities. This is not a nostalgia exercise though, but a reimagining for today, with six tracks playfully deconstructed by composer Ethan Iverson and given some jazzy interpretation by Morris and his dancers.
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band set a radical new direction for popular music and thought.”
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