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Dance Department announces Guest Artist-in-Residence Nai-Ni Chen

Date posted: September 12th, 2017

The dance department’s 2017 fall concert Vistas will feature Bamboo Prayer, choreographed by Nai-Ni Chen. This work for 5 women was originally choreographed for her New Jersey-based company Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, founded in 1988.  …Read more.

Spring MaDaCol Production Opens Soon

Date posted: April 13th, 2017

The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University will present the spring production of MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective), featuring the works of Carrie Langguth, Karen Opper, and Rachel Stoneking. …Read more.

Prisms, a thesis concert featuring MFA candidate Tingting Zhou

Date posted: March 1st, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance will continue its 2016-2017 season with Prisms, a thesis concert featuring MFA candidate Tingting Zhou, and guest choreographers and alumni Ziying Cui and Dani Dowler. …Read more.

Alumnae returns to set Rite

Date posted: February 2nd, 2017

Ziying Cui, MFA ’16 returns to CWRU February 2 – 5 to set her thesis choreography Rite on current students.  The work will be programmed on the thesis concert of Da. …Read more.


2017-2018 Performance Season


Nov. 10, 11, and 16-18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Vistas features the Cleveland premiere of Bamboo Prayer by New York-based choreographer Nai-Ni Chen.  Gary Galbraith, in collaboration with the Interactive Commons at CWRU, premieres his new media-infused choreographic work incorporating live holographic imagery.  Other highlights include the CWRU premiere of Shannon Sterne’s foreboding Contagion and the return of Karen Potter’s myth-inspired The Pleiades and Galbraith’s visually rich Strange Gardens.
Note:  Due to limited seating, advanced reservations are highly recommended

Infinite Directions
Mar. 22-24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Mar. 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Dance works by MFA candidates Carrie Langguth and Karen Opper.

Fall 2017:  Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8:00 p.m. & Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 
Spring 2018:  Apr. 19, 20 at 8 p.m. & Apr. 21 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. 
Dance Season Event Tickets and Reservations
Tickets for Vistas and for the Spring thesis concert Infinite Directions 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 Faculty/Staff, and $15 for general admission. Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246, or online at  
Please note:  Student discount tickets are not available for the November 18, performance of Vistas.

All tickets for MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) are $7 general admission and purchased at Mather Dance Center prior to each performance.  Reservations are not available for these events.

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