Mark Morris Dance Group “Sgt. Pepper at 50: Pepperland”

Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM


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Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris returns to Santa Barbara with Pepperland, a new evening-length work celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Created for the City of Liverpool’s season-long tribute to the groundbreaking album, Pepperland features Morris’ ingenuity and musicality and is accompanied live by a seven-piece chamber ensemble. An original score by Ethan Iverson intersperses arrangements of album favorites “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” with six original Pepper-inspired pieces intended especially for Morris. Co-commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures, this colorful work is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

“The most artfully musical choreographer alive… making us pay fresh attention to something we might not otherwise notice.” The New York Times

Part of a Series
Event Date Time
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago October 3, 2017 8:00 PM
ODC/Dance “boulders and bones” October 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Pilobolus Dance Theater January 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Compagnie Accrorap/Kader Attou “The Roots” February 6, 2018 8:00 PM
Çudamani “Gamelan and Dance of Bali” February 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Compañía Nacional de Danza March 6, 2018 8:00 PM
Compañía Nacional de Danza March 7, 2018 8:00 PM
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General Public $40-$70
UCSB Students $19