1995: MMDG makes its Lincoln Center debut, performing L'Allegro at the New York State Theater. The company films Dido and Aeneas and conducts its first tour of the U.K. MMDG receives the Edinburgh Festival's highest honor, the Hamada Prize.
1996: MMDG makes a commitment to perform only with live music, a streak that reached its 750th consecutive performance on January 20, 2006.
1997: MMDG premieres Mark Morris's production of Plat,e with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The company performs Lucky Charms with the Boston Pops Orchestra for the PBS program "Evening at Pops." MMDG makes its Asian debut at the Hong Kong Festival. Rhymes With Silver premieres at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA, with Yo-Yo Ma performing a commissioned score by Lou Harrison. MMDG wins its first Laurence Olivier Award for the British premiere performances of L'Allegro with the English National Opera. Mr. Morris receives the Capezio Award.
1998: The Mark Morris Dance Group launches a $7.4 million capital campaign to build a dance center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. MMDG will be the first single-choreographer company in the U.S. to build its own dance center. Yo-Yo Ma and Mark Morris collaborate on Falling Down Stairs, an emmy-award-winning television film.
1999: MMDG conducts a multi-city U.S. tour with Yo-Yo Ma. San Francisco Ballet premieres Sandpaper Ballet, Mr. Morris's third commission for this company.
2000: MMDG collaborates with New York City Opera, presenting the New York City premiere of Platompany premieres Four Saints in Three Acts with the English National Opera. Four Saints is the subject of the second South Bank Show documentary about the company.
2001: The Mark Morris Dance Group celebrates its 20th-anniversary season with a three-week retrospective at BAM, featuring five programs selected from Mr. Morris's canon of over 100 dances. A volume of photographs and critical essays on L'Allegro is published, and Mr. Morris receives an honorary doctorate from The Juilliard School. MMDG opens the three-studio, 30,000 square foot Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn and inaugurates its dance school. The company receives a second Laurence Olivier Award for its London season, which includes the world premiere of V.
2002: Cal Performances in Berkeley becomes the company's official second home. Kolam, a collaboration with The Silk Road Project, Zakir Hussain, and Yo-Yo Ma, premieres at Cal Performances in Berkeley. Resurrection, set to Richard Rodgers's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, is filmed for Evening at Pops and has its stage premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. MMDG conducts its first tour of Japan and has its debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
2003: Mark Morris creates Non Troppo on four leading men of American Ballet Theatre for PBS television. MMDG is the first dance company to appear at the Tanglewood Music Festival, conducting a week-long residency and performing with Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Morris receives honorary doctorates from Pratt Institute and Bowdoin College.
2004: Violet Cavern, a collaboration with sculptor Stephen Hendee and jazz trio The Bad Plus, premieres at BAM. MMDG makes it deput at the historic Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The Hard Nut, makes it London debut in an unprecedented three week co-production by London Dance Umbrella and Sadler's Wells. San Francisco Ballet commissions its fifth work by Mark Morris, resulting in the first American production of L#233,o Delib,s Sylvia, which premieres at the War Memorial Opera House.
2005: MMDG inaugurates The James & Martha Duffy Performance Space, a 140-seat black-box theater at the Mark Morris Dance Center. George Mason University honors Mr. Morris with an honorary doctorate, the sixth he's received to date. MMDG commemorates its 25th Anniversary with a year-long celebration beginning with the world premiere of Cargo, the first-ever Boston Symphony Orchestra dance commission. The celebration includes more than 100 performances, five world premieres in opera and dance, a six-week tour of the United Kingdom, and a series of engagements and events held coast to coast. – less–ZoomInfo