Amber Star Merkens (foreground) dances in last
night's world premiere of Petrichor
Thea Singer's review of last night's opening night performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group is in late editions of the print edition, but it is online. Here is an excerpt:
"'Petrichor,' a world premiere for eight women, is danced to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s 'String Quartet No. 2,' for violin, viola, and cello. The title describes the scent arising after a rain, especially on dry ground. It’s apropos, because the dancers seem to dance not on but between the notes, as if dodging raindrops."
Read all of Thea Singer's review.
The Mark Morris Dance Group performs through this Sunday at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.