Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Sets for Mark Morris’s L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by Adrianne Lobel, 1988. Courtesy of Adrianne Lobel

New York gets a rare chance this weekend (November 21-23) to see a pivotal work in the canon of contemporary dance: Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato from 1988, enjoying its 25th anniversary revival as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Morris collaborated frequently with set designer Adrianne Lobel whose subtly sumptuous screens are the perfect foil for his choreographed interpretations of Milton’s humors. DAVID COHEN

Sets for Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by Adrianne Lobel, 1988. Courtesy of Adrianne Lobel