The Look of Love

Mark Morris

The Look of Love - stage
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Mark Morris
65 min

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting The Brooklyn Academy of Music for the presentation of The Look of Love by Mark Morris.

Playful and profound, Mark Morris’ sumptuous choreography finds an ideal counterpart in the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. The legendary composer’s soaring melodies and unique orchestrations shine in lush new arrangements of songs like “Alfie”, “I Say a Little Prayer” and “What the World Needs Now” by Pepperland composer Ethan Iverson. Broadway star Marcy Harriell offers a rich interpretation of Hal David’s bittersweet lyrics, backed by a live band. In his first major production in five years, Morris draws out both the joy and the piercing depths of these works to craft a heartfelt exploration of pop music’s most timeless theme: Love.

About the artist

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Mark Morris

Mark Morris has been praised as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.” (New York Times). In addition to creating over 150 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he conducts orchestras, directs opera and choreographs for ballet companies worldwide.  Morris’ work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991, he has received eleven honorary doctorates to date, and a multitude of awards, including the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society, the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity, the Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Gift of Music Award and the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. In 2015, Morris was inducted into the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York. Morris’ memoir, Out Loud, co-written with Wesley Stace, was published in paperback by Penguin Press in October 2021.


© Courtesy of Mark Morris Dance Group