MaDaCol, one of the university’s oldest undergraduate student organizations, offers an important creative outlet for CWRU students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff and members of the greater Cleveland community. The concert will feature new dance works by second-year graduate students Andrea Alvarez, Ziying Cui, Yidi Lin and Richard Oaxaca. An estimated fifty dancers from diverse backgrounds will perform in the production.
Choreographed by Andrea Alvarez, Parallel Intersections is a display of patterns using shapes and geometry. The work, with music by The Balanescu Quartet, is driven by the aesthetic experience created through abstract movement.
Poem of “Drum,” by Ziying Cui, is set to a percussion composition by Hok-Man Yim wherein drumbeats represent spiritual guidance and the strong and intense beat in our hearts.
Yidi Lin’s new work titled Others is set to music by Arvo Pärt and explores various instances in which people are required to wait.
In a day and age when everyone is connected through social media and cell phones, Richard Oaxaca presents a work that sets out to demonstrate that people are actually disconnected from reality and each other. With music by Tim Brady and through the juxtaposition of rigid and fluid movements, #Cell-Fi features individuals both imprisoned by and freed from technology.
All performances take place at Mather Dance Center located at 11201 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve University campus. All tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Mather Dance Center prior to each performance. Early arrival is suggested due to limited seating. No reservations and no advance sales will be made.