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2018-2019 Performance Season


Nov 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Dance presents Mosaics at Mather Dance Center in November 2018.. Featured on the program will be the return of Gary Galbraith‘s visually stunning dance, Imagined Odyssey and Bamboo Prayer by Nai-Ni Chen of New York.  Adding layers of high energy and contrasting grace will be the fast paced Caffeinated by renowned choreographer Larry Keigwin and Doris Humphrey’s Air for the G String.  Continuing with another installment in his series of ‘responsive media’ dance-works, Galbraith will also premiere a new work on the production.

Please note: Reservations are highly recommend for Mosaics.  Please see tickets and reservations information below.


Mar. 28-30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. and Mar. 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
Dance works by MFA candidate Yizhen Hu.


Fall 2018:  Nov. 29 & 30 at 8:00 p.m. & Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Spring 2019:  Apr. 18 & 19 at 8 p.m. & Apr. 20 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 Mosaics and for the Spring thesis concert Meridian 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

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.