Brooklyn on Brooklyn is our exciting new series where two Brooklyn luminaries engage in a free-form conversation: no moderator, no script, no notes, no cues. Simply two smart, interesting, accomplished locals talking to each other, and the audience gets to watch.
With Isaac Mizrahi and Mark Morris, we launch this effort with great style. Mizrahi, who was born and raised in Midwood, has been a fashion industry leader for almost 30 years, having dressed some of the most distinguished women in the world, including Audrey Hepburn, Hilary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, Rihanna, and Meryl Streep; while doing so, he has received many accolades including four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. He is also a multi-hyphenate: costume and set designer, entrepreneur, television personality, cabaret performer, and all-around lifestyle guru.
Morris, whose artistic home is in downtown Brooklyn, is artistic director of the internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, and is perhaps our nation's most acclaimed living choreographer. Much in demand as a ballet choreographer and opera director, Morris frequently collaborates with preeminent musicians, orchestras, and opera companies, performing in the world’s most prestigious dance and music venues. His Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, provides outreach programs for local children and seniors, and a school offering dance classes to students of all ages and abilities.
These long-time friends are not shy about sharing their many opinions on many topics, so be prepared for a wide ranging, and potentially ribald, discussion of high culture, low culture, and anything, really, on the minds of two incredibly versatile and engaging interlocutors.