For his company’s Music Center debut, Mark Morris chose his highly praised Mozart Dances, a lushly lyrical nine-part suite with live piano music provided by Garrick Ohlsson and Yoko Nozaki. Regarded as one of the premier choreographers of his generation, Morris teamed with Mikhail Baryshnikov in the initial White Oak Project and continues to be sought after by national and international dance companies. The celebrated choreographer’s movement designs drape elegantly on a range of ballet and modern dancers, but are best appreciated on the members of his eponymous ensemble. Some of these dancers have worked with the master for years and understand in their pores how to make the most of Morris’ distinctive, meticulous, musically inventive and often humorous movement vocabulary. Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; $25-$95. (213) 365-3500 or

—Ann Haskins

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