Dance, Music, Broadway, and lectures in April at Purdue
Mark Morris Dance Group
Dido and Aeneas
April 2 / 8PM / Elliott Hall of Music
Tickets from $24
Featuring a live chamber orchestra and vocalists conducted by Mark Morris
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 7PM / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME) 1103
A member of the Mark Morris Dance Group artistic team will discuss Dido and Aeneas and the company’s aesthetic.
In the remounting of Dido and Aeneas— Virgil’s famous tale of Aeneas’s affair with Dido, the Queen of Carthage, en route to founding Rome— Morris has elevated British composer Henry Purcell’s famous 1688 opera into mythic love-story territory.
This extraordinary production—which includes one of the greatest opera arias of all time, the haunting “Dido’s Lament”—brings the full baroque opera to life with a live chamber orchestra and vocalists under Morris’s baton, while the dancers reveal both the humor and the tragedy of the tale with Morris’s signature visual flair.
Dance movements as lyrics—members of Mark Morris Dance Group discuss the choreography of “Dido and Aeneas” and how their movements tell the
story of the opera.
The Michael jackson Project
April 7 / Loeb Playhouse