The May Ball happens in June, so why shouldn't the Rite of Spring be consigned to the same strange calendrical fate? Mark Morris, MacArthur Fellow and an 11-time honorary doctor, continues his balancing act on the line of tradition and transgression with the world premiere of his latest work of choreography, “Spring! Spring! Spring!,” June 12-13, accompanied by jazz trio The Bad Plus, in its interpretation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The event is only part of the Ojai North! music and dance festival curated by Morris, with free and ticketed performances June 12-15 on the UC Berkeley campus. Mark Morris Dance Group will also perform Mosaic and United, The Bad Plus will accompany the silent film Salome, Morris will conduct songs by Henry Cowell and Charles Ives, and all shall be merry in the miscellany and madness of this late coming of spring.
June 12-15, 2013