Item description for Mark Morris by Joan Acocella...
Mark Morris emerged in the 1980s as America's most exciting young choreographer. Two decades later, his position remains unchallenged. Morris was born in Seattle in 1956. His Mark Morris Dance Group began performing in New York in 1980. By the mid-eighties, PBS had aired an hour-long special on him, and his work was being presented by America's foremost ballet companies. Morris's dances are a mix of traditionalism and radicalism. They unabashedly address the great themes--love, grief, loneliness, religion, community--yet they are also lighthearted, irreverent, and scabrous.
Joan Acocella's probing portrait is the first book on this brilliant and controversial artist. Written with Morris's cooperation, it describes how he has lived and how he turns life--and music and narrative--into dance. Including 78 photographs, Mark Morris provides an ideal introduction to the life and work of one of America's leading artists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.84" Width: 7.01" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2004
ISBN 0819567310 ISBN13 9780819567314
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More About Joan Acocella
Joan Acocella is a New Yorker staff writer. Her books include Mark Morris and Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder. She lives in New York.
Joan Acocella has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Washington Temple University---Philadelphia Temple Unive.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mark Morris?
Understanding the Artist and his Work May 19, 2000
This book was fascinating! Mark Morris' work is brilliant, beautiful and new. This book offers insight into the artist's childhood and early introduction to the arts, traces the evolution of his company from its humble and informal beginnings to its present place as one of the outstanding modern companies in the world, and explores the themes Morris' work so often addresses. The insight into his complex character makes watching his work still more rewarding. Includes many great photos.