The Mark Morris Dance Group is known for its artistry, technical expertise and a long tradition of performing to live music. Coming to Houston courtesy of the Society for the Performing Arts, the Mark Morris Dance Group is mounting a program that includes The Argument, set to Robert Schumann’s Five Pieces in Folk Style; Festival Dance, performed to a Johann Nepomuk Hummel piano trio; The Tamil Film Songs in Stereo pas de deux, set to contemporary Indian music; and A Wooden Tree, set to Ivor Cutler’s surrealistic folk music. Joining the dancers will be musicians from the MMDG Music Ensemble: Colin Fowler (piano), Georgy Valtchev (violin) and Wolfram Koessel (cello).
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8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas. For information, call 713‑227‑4772 or visit spahouston.org. $23 to $83.
Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 1, 8 p.m., 2014