Best of Seattle: Dance Production

Two of the works that Mark Morris Dance Group brought home to Seattle at the Paramount over Valentine’s Day weekend—Love Song Waltzes and its companion, New Love Song Waltzes—were excellent examples of Morris’ ability to capture the rhythmic heart of a score. But in Socrates, a movement essay illustrating the death of the philosopher, set to Erik Satie’s ultra-spare work, the choreographer found the simplest of kinetic analogies—as the cast gradually “dies,” they lay down on the floor like tired children. At the end, we were all silenced. markmorrisdancegroup.org

 
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