Upon invitation of the Amrita Performing Arts , the Dance Motion USA, in association with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, presents an exclusive screening of Dido and Aeneas, Mark Morris’ renowned dance adaptation of Henry Purcell’s opera.
Dido and Aeneas is based on Virgil’s famous tale of Aeneas’ affair with the Queen of Carthage on his way to founding Rome. As Director of Dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked with his company in residence, Mark Morris presented the opera with singers placed in the pit and the stage given over to the dancing. The unique combination of baroque vocal music and modern dance underscored Morris’ gift for storytelling and his remarkable ability to shape music and words into movements.
Join us for a conversation with Nancy Umanoff, executive director of the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Free entry. All are welcome.