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Mark Morris Dance Group

February 17–19, 2023
Zellerbach Hall

Burt Bacharach / Beowulf Sheehan

Following the roaring success of his Beatles tribute production Pepperland, Mark Morris teams up again with musical collaborator Ethan Iverson for The Look of Love, a fresh and heartfelt homage to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. A towering figure through decades of popular music, Bacharach is known for his soaring melodies embedded in unique orchestrations influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music, his longtime lyricist Hal David providing unsentimental, often bittersweet lyrics. For this new production, Iverson’s lush arrangements are performed live by an ensemble of lead singer with backup vocals, trumpet, and rhythm section. Morris says, “Always engaging melodically, always surprising rhythmically, with a touch of melancholy and a striving hope, Bacharach’s marvelous music calls out for dancing!”

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