Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Mark Morris Dance Group PEPPERLAND
Sgt. Pepper at 50

WHEN
Apr 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm
COST
Tickets start at $38 (Plus Applicable Fees)

“…a truly joyous, celebratory work of art… a brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.”

The Telegraph

“At one end of the spectrum are deftly literal period vignettes bringing characters from Penny Lane to life. At the other are the scintillating abstract inventions with which the deceptively simple opening to With a Little Help from My Friends builds to an asteroid-burst of meticulous timed, explosively complex patterns of dance.”

The Guardian

Choreographer Mark Morris, praised as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical,” (New York Times) returns to [City] with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kicking off Liverpool’s season-long festivities in 2017, Pepperland features an original score by Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “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” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues.

An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This colorful new piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known.

Commissioned by 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, California; The City of Liverpool, England, U.K.; Dance Consortium UK; Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, California; Meyer Sound, Berkeley, California; Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle, Washington; Segerstrom Center for The Arts, Costa Mesa, California; UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, California; White Bird, Portland, Oregon.

Support for this program is made possible by generous donors who have committed time and resources to the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Dance Initiative.

Photo Credit: Robbie Jack