Rehearsals on the Cal Performances stage - April 22, 2014 

The dancers and singers rehearsing in Berkeley the Monday prior to the World Premiere.

Photos by Johan Henckens.

Maile Okamura, Michelle Yard, Sherezade Panthaki (Galatea), and Douglas Williams (Polyphemus)

Mark Morris with the cast of Acis and Galatea.

Sherezadi Panthaki (Galatea) and Thomas Cooley (Acis) with Chelsea Lynn Acree, Maile Okamura, and Laurel Lynch.

The cast of dancers and singers on stage

Douglas Williams (Polyphemus) and Sherezade Panthaki (Galatea)

Mark Morris working with the Acis cast.

Sherezade Panthaki (Galatea) and Thomas Cooley (Acis)

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The Painting of the Drops - March 28, 2014 

Technical Director Johan Henckens visited Scenic Art Studios where the sets are being painted.

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Rehearsal - March 24, 2014 

Some studio shots of the dancers in rehearsal skirts at the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center; one month out from the premiere.  All photography by Rosalie O'Connor. 

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Dancers' costume fitting - March 3, 2014 

Costume designer Isaac Mizrahi returned to the Dance Center with the costume builders from John Kristiansen, New York, Inc., for the first fitting with the MMDG dancers.

Michelle Yard with team from John Kristiansen

Isaac Mizrahi, Brandon Randolph, Mark Morris

Jenn Weddel with Mizrahi

Brandon Randolph

Mizrahi with Maile Okamura

Mizrahi and Okamura

Mizrahi and Okamura

The tool kit of the costume builders.

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Revised backdrop samples - January 12, 2014 

The creative team learned a lot from the November bauprobe and spent the next two months refining ideas. On January 12, they gathered together again at the Mark Morris Dance Center to test new materials and samples.

Mizrahi, Lobel, and Morris

Mizrahi, Lobel, and Morris

check the transparency of the layered drops

Chybowski, Lobel, Mizrahi, Morris

Chybowski, Lobel, Mizrahi, Morris

The Creative Team

Set Models

Set Models

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

photographs the fabric pattern through the drops

Adrianne Lobel

Adrianne Lobel

examines the hole cut in the drop for the performers to pass through

Adrianne Lobel and Michael Chybowski with technical director Johan Henckens

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Viewing the backdrop samples - November 10, 2013 

Small sample sections of the painted backdrops were created and hung in the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center to test transparency, translucency, and lighting possibilities.

Adrianne Lobel and Mark Morris

Adrianne Lobel and Mark Morris

Lobel and Morris

Lobel and Morris

Lobel with scenic artist Richard Prouse

Prouse and Lobel

Prouse and Lobel

Sample drops

Sample drops

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Acis and Galatea is a Mark Morris Dance Group / Cal Performances, Berkeley / Celebrity Series of Boston production, in association with Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Lobel and Morris