[The New York Times] Dance Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

By Gia Kourlas

WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL The treat of this festival is surely the Mark Morris Dance Group, which, with the Silk Road Ensemble, presents Mr. Morris’s acclaimed production of “Layla and Majnun.” Sung in Azerbaijani with English subtitles, this story of star-crossed lovers — predating “Romeo and Juliet” — is adapted by Mr. Morris with costumes and sets by Howard Hodgkin (Oct. 26-29, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall). And in “Dancing Voices,” the vocalist, composer and director Meredith Monk teams up with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City to offer a program in which, as she puts it, “the body sings and the voice dances” (Oct. 20-21, Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College). Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 – whitelightfestival.org.

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