Inspired by the poem A Song to Celia, by Ben Jonson, Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes is a work for 12 dancers set to 13 etudes for piano by Virgil Thomson. It is the third ballet Mark Morris choreographed and was commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov for American Ballet Theatre in 1988.

Performed by Melissa Hough, Katharine Precourt, and Jessica Collado of Houston Ballet.


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