Mark Morris - The l'Allegro Film Project

Help capture Mark Morris' masterpiece forever on film.
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Mark Morris' L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  has thrilled audiences around the world since its premiere in 1988. Over the years, we have received countless requests to make this work available on DVD.

With your support, we can finally film this important work.

WNET's Great Performances and Bel Air Media together with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Teatro Real will film the work live in performance with the Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Jane Glover.

But first, we need new costumes. Worn beyond repair, the silk costumes must be rebuilt to meet the standards for high-definition filming.

We must raise $80,000 to cover these costs:
(view the infographic in the Gallery)

  • 272 yards of silk chiffon for 52 costumes (double-layered dresses, shirts)
  • 78 yards of lycra for 26 leggings
  • Skilled small batch dye processing to match the 18 original colors
  • 26 leotards and seamless undergarments
  • Professional costume shop reconstruction of the original patterns
  • Labor to build the new costumes

You can help us reach this goal:

  • Support this project with a gift in any amount. 
  • Share the project on Facebook, Twitter, and other networks. 
Play an important role in dance history: 

  • Capture one of the world's greatest artistic works on film forever.
  • Create a document of the 25th anniversary performance of this work.
  • Bring the joy of l'Allegro to an even broader global audience.
  • Ensure that l'Allegro can be enjoyed by future generations, including young students in our Dance, Music, and Literacy education programs.



NOTE FOR DONORS: Once you contribute you will receive an email receipt from FirstGiving.Com confirming your gift to "Discalced, Inc." FirstGiving is the official processing agency for IndieGoGo. Discalced, Inc. is the legal name of the Mark Morris Dance Group. You will receive an official donation acknowledgement from the Mark Morris Dance Group (Discalced, Inc.) by regular mail once the campaign has closed.

The Limited Edition Poster from the Teatro Real:

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  • $5USD
    Advance Notice

    Advance notice of the television broadcast and DVD release dates

    11 claimed
  • $10USD
    Thank You Listing + Shout Out

    Listing on MMDG website + Shout out on Facebook + Benefits provided at the $5 level

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  • $25USD
    Cast Photo

    Digital photo of the Madrid cast in the new costumes + Benefits provided at the $10 level

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  • $50USD
    MMDG Membership

    1- year membership with MMDG including advance notice on year-round events and advance access to tickets for select performances + Benefits provided at the $25 level

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  • $100USD
    Advance Copy of the DVD

    Advance copy of the film signed by Mark Morris + Benefits provided at the $50 level

    251 claimed
  • $250USD
    Private Screening

    Invitation to a private screening of the film in NYC + Benefits provided at the $100 level

    29 claimed
  • $500USD
    Limited Edition Poster

    Limited edition L'Allegro poster + Benefits provided at the $250 level

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  • $1,000USD
    VIP Ticket Access

    VIP priority ticketing for all MMDG performances for the coming year + Benefits provided at the $500 level

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  • $2,500USD
    L'Allegro Rehearsal Invitation

    Invitation to an MMDG rehearsal and reception with the artists + Benefits provided at the $1,000 level

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  • $5,000USD
    Vintage L'Allegro Book

    Vintage copy of the L'Allegro book (now out of print) signed by Mark Morris + Benefits provided at the $2,500 level

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    Dinner with Mark Morris

    Private dinner with Mark Morris + Benefits provided at the $5,000 level

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