Liverpool’s Royal Court: Pepperland by Mark Morris Dance Group & MDI: Sgt Pepper at 50
Dates: 25/05/2017 - 27/05/2017
Times: All Day
Pepperland by Mark Morris Dance Group
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
25 May — 27 May
Dance / Music – Book here
Liverpool’s Royal Court
Mark Morris Dance Group, Merseyside Dance Initiative
As the Overture to the programme, the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group presents the world premiere of Pepperland, a new dance work which features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson inspired by the songs 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, and performed live by the MMDG Music Ensemble, in an unprecedented sextet of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, and two keyboards.
Culture Liverpool is delighted to host these four must-see performances for dance and Beatles fans alike. The only UK performance of the company this year.
Pepperland is a Mark Morris Dance Group production in association with American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada; Cal Performances, UC Berkeley, California; The City of Liverpool, England, U.K.; Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts and 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; White Bird, Portland, Oregon.
Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. Original music by The Beatles used under license from Sony ATV Music Publishing.