Date posted: November 15, 2013
More than 60 dancers will take stage at the Mather Dance Center to celebrate the 30th anniversary of MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective), the Case Western Reserve University graduate, undergraduate and community dance ensemble.
The fall concert is Thursday, Nov. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd., on the Case Western Reserve campus.
New works, plus others from past seasons, will celebrate three decades of MaDaCol’s broad style of creative, diverse choreography and staging. This season begins with a new piece titled, Constellations, choreographed by Hannah Barna, a restaging of Su-Z-Q by Dani Dowler and the return of Case Western Reserve alumna Beth Salemi Szpak’s, A Pilgrims Book.
Barna, a long-time MaDaCol participant and second-year graduate dance student, choreographed Constellations to Steve Reich’s “Cello Counterpoint.” The piece presents an abstract view of MaDaCol over the past three decades.
Dowler, an Masters of Fine Arts candidate, restages Su-Z-Q, which is set to three music selections by Caravan Palace: “Dragons,” “Jolie Coquine” and “Star Set.” Drawing inspiration from dance of the 1920’s through 1940’s, Su-Z-Q presents light-hearted and upbeat explorations of spatial calligraphy and musicality.
Case Western Reserve alumna Szpak originally choreographed, A Pilgrim’s Book, for MaDaCol in spring 2000. The dance is reborn for a third time with a cast of 10 dancers. Inspired by a quote from J. D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, the piece explores ideas of belief and uncertainty.
General admission is $5. Tickets are available at the Mather Dance Center before each performance.
Date posted: October 9, 2013
The Department Dance at Case Western Reserve University celebrates movement and innovation by leading off the 2013-14 season with Au Courant, a collection of new and revisited dance works.
Au Courant will be performed Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Nov.3 at 2:30 p.m. at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd., on the university campus.
Mark Morris’ Canonic 3/4 Studies, and the return of Gary Galbraith’s evocative Remote Encounters, headline this fall’s program. Also featured will be two new works: Veiled Tears by department chair Karen Potter, and Inundation choreographed by new faculty member and alumna Shannon Sterne. Continue Reading…
Date posted: June 17, 2013
The Department of Dance is featured in the current issue of Art/Sci Magazine. The cover story “Dance Fervor” can be read here.