The Beatles’ ground-breaking 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album is the inspiration behind Mark Morris Dance Group’s (MMDG) Pepperland, presented by Dance Consortium and making its The Lowry debut on 29 & 30 March 2019 as part of a major UK and Ireland tour.
Pepperland is legendary choreographer Mark Morris‘ unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic LP. Hailed as the first-ever ‘art rock’ album and widely regarded as the best rock and roll album of all time, it spent 27 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one in the USA. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive the honour.
Mark Morris is renowned as an intensely musical choreographer and is undeviating in his devotion to music. The New York Times said Morris is the most successful and influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical . Since founding MMDG in 1980, he has created almost 150 works for the company, many of which are widely considered masterpieces.