Sounds of India

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, choreographer

Saturday, October 29, Thursday, November 3, and Saturday, November 5
Mark Morris Dance Group
Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger

“Legendary” choreographer Mark Morris (Seattle Times) has sojourned to South India for decades, transforming ancient movement and form into inventive works with his own signature. For this special program, dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group reprise two India-inspired solos, as well as a humorous duet set to a lively Tamil film score. The program culminates in a radiant world premiere with music by Terry Riley for string quartet, inspired by Morris’s travels to the region.

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“A sacred quest.”

—New York Times on O Rangasayee

“The most life-enhancingly musical choreographer alive.”

—New York Times on Mark Morris

Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris, choreographer
MMDG Music Ensemble
  • Serenade
  • The “Tamil Film Songs in Stereo” Pas de Deux
  • O Rangasayee
  • Pure Dance Items (World premiere)
  • These performances will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
  • Pre-performance discussion with Mark Morris on November 5 at 6:15 pm in the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College
  • There is no late seating.

  • Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance


Saturday, October 29 at 7:30
Thursday, November 3 at 7:30
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30


Venue Accessibility

  •  Large-print programs
  •  Braille programs
  •  Wheelchair-accessible seating
  •  Assistive listening devices
  • For more information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact or 212.875.5375.