Joy and serenity flow from Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato in Toronto’s Sony Centre

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June 21, 2013. Sony Centre for the Arts, Toronto.

As Handel made music of John Milton’s poems L’Allegro and il Penseroso , Mark Morris made Handel’s music dance. The 32 scenes of Morris’ ballet breathe with inspiration of figures and designs from watercolours William Blake did for an edition of Milton’s poems. From Milton to Morris to the audience last night, 350 years of joy and serenity flowed unbroken as a rainbow from the first dance to the finale. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

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