An indispensable dance resource.
Mark Morris: Musician-Choreographer is the first detailed study of Morris's use of music. Author Stephanie Jordan, Research Professor in Dance at the University of Roehampton, London, provides a choreomusical framework supported by in-depth academic analysis to reveal the choreographer's unmatched range of approaches and strategies for influencing the interaction between seeing and hearing, allowing us to experience musical scores in new ways.
Over 500 pages, the book serves as a thorough discussion of the context of Morris's work as a musical journey across his career and in relation to earlier choreomusical theories and processes. Morris's own voice is heard throughout the book, and analyses of his dances are brilliantly illustrated by a comprehensive companion website of film clips.
A portion of proceeds benefit community programs at the Mark Morris Dance Group.