Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exuberant new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of The
Beatles’ ground-breaking album.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
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The production, a smash hit with audiences at its Liverpool premiere, features a score by long-time Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a quirky live music ensemble through innovative arrangements of iconic songs from the record including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, When I’m Sixty-Four, Within You Without You, and Penny Lane mixed with imaginative original compositions.
The Mark Morris Dance Group in association with Dance Consortium UK; American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina; BAM, Brooklyn, New York; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada; CAL performances, UC Berkeley, Berkeley; The City of Liverpool, England, UK; Hopkins Centre for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut; the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC; Krannert Centre for the Performing Arts, Urbana Champaign; La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, California; Meyer Sound, Berkeley, California; Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle, Washington; The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California and White Bird, Portland, Oregan; present Pepperland.
“A truly joyous, celebratory work of art – brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.”
“A gorgeously entertaining and witty tribute to the classic Beatles album.”
“The dance, like the album, is a seamless synthesis of classical, vaudeville and psychedelia.”
“High-spirited, humour, eccentric charm and a joyous musical sensibility…guaranteed to raise a smile.”