GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Details
Air Time: 
03/27/2015 - 9:30pm - 11:29pm
Program Title: 
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP: L'ALLEGRO
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/
PSIP Description: 
Mark Morris' thrilling masterwork features a colorful array of dancers moving in fervent joy.
Long Description: 
Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes "Mirth, with thee we mean to live." Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 "work of genius" (The New York Times) set to Handel's Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.