Great Performances

L'allegro With the Mark Morris Dance Company

Friday, March 27, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Saturday, March 28, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Saturday, March 28, 10 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, March 29, 2:30 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Monday, March 30, 3 a.m. on Vermont PBS
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Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes "Mirth, with thee we mean to live." Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 "work of genius" (The New York Times) set to Handel's Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.
 

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