One dance writer hailed Mark Morris as "our Mozart of Modern dance," and the comparison is not unfounded. Like Mozart, Morris has proven to be both an incredibly prolific artist and an outspoken rabble-rouser. But it is his musicality that truly cinches the comparison. Mark Morris began making dances
With long, lithe, limber legs, impossibly arching feet, and enviable turn-out, Michael Clark's physique resembles that of a ballerina. He has even pushed that comparison himself by donning a tutu. On the other hand, he's also danced around in an "I Hate NY" T-shirt and his birthday suit.
Considered the modern mistress of complex movement, Twyla Tharp takes Merce Cunningham's structural bylaws to their Postmodern conclusions. Tharp's propensity toward permutation and highly abstract schemes has renewed the maverick spirit of Modern Dance.
An affluent child of suburbia, Tharp enjoy
Merce Cunningham's experimental productions continue to inspire awe and controversy. Like his long-time collaborator John Cage, Cunningham produces shows based on chance arrangements of predetermined sequences to underscore the unpredictability of life itself. Whether decided by a flip of a coin or a