Department of Dance


Department of Dance presents Confluence

Date posted: January 21st, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance will present Confluence, Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Mather Dance Center. …Read more.


Gary Galbraith discusses with the Plain Dealer how he incorporates technology into dance

Date posted: January 13th, 2016

The Plain Dealer: Gary Galbraith, professor and acting chair of the Department of Dance, discussed how he incorporates technology into dance. “Dance is not used as a means to showcase technology,” he said. “The technology is there to support the art. To that extent then, the technology should be totally invisible or it should have minimal impact.”


Dance Minor Jean Castillo in Case Daily

Date posted: November 20th, 2015

The undergraduate population in the Department of Dance has grown rapidly over recent years. The department’s 14 majors and 25 minors each bring unique backgrounds, interests and perspectives. One of our minors, Jean Castillo, was recently featured in The Daily. …Read more.


Fall MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) to Feature More Than 60 Dancers

Date posted: November 3rd, 2015

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce this fall’s production of MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective). Performances are Nov. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and Nov. …Read more.


2015-2016 Performance Season


Permanent Moments 
Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 5, 6, 7 at  8 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Faculty and guest artist concert featuring Triptych by guest artist Larry Keigwin; Gary Galbraith’s Islands of Desire; Karen Potter’s Back to Beyond; and new works by Potter and Shannon Sterne.

Feb. 25, 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Spring MFA Thesis Concert featuring dance works by MFA candidates Ziying Cui and Yidi Lin.

Mar. 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m. and Mar. 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Spring MFA Thesis Concert dance works by MFA candidates Andrea Alvarez, Jared Bendis and Richard Oaxaca.

Fall: Nov. 19, 20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Spring: Apr. 14, 15 at 8 p.m. and Apr. 16 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) is CWRU’s lively dance ensemble featuring members of the university and Cleveland communities. 
All tickets for MaDaCol are $5 at the door.

Tickets for Permanent Moments and for the Spring thesis concerts may be purchased (cash or check only) at the door prior to each performance: $7 for students with ID, $10 for adults 60+ and university personnel, and $15 for general admission. Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246, or online at


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