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2019-2020 Performance Season


Nov. 1, 2, 7-9, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 3, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Avanti features a new work showcasing the graduate dance students by internationally acclaimed Pam Tanowitz whose recent commissions include works for the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the New York City Ballet, and the Royal Ballet.  Also on the program is the return of last fall’s exciting Caffeinated by Larry Keigwin as well as the seminal Air for the G String by Doris Humphrey.  Rounding out the program is a new work by Gary Galbraith as well as the return of his sensual Islands of Desire.

Note: Due to limited seating, advanced reservations are highly recommended for Avanti. Please see tickets and reservations information below.


Nov. 21-22, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2019 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.


Mar. 26-28, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Mar. 29, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Dance works by MFA candidates Brandon Gregoire and Yuting Zhao.


Apr. 16-18, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Apr. 19, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Dance works by Christian Mintah and Katie Nabors along with senior capstone projects.


Tickets and Reservations:

Avanti and Kaleido Tickets
Single Ticket Price: $15
Adults 60+ and CWRU Faculty/Staff: $12
Students with ID: $10

(Student discount tickets are not available for the November 9 performance of Avanti)

Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling (216) 368-5246, or online at

MaDaCol and Imagatorium Tickets
$10 General Admission

* All MaDaCol and New Works tickets are purchased at Mather Dance Center prior to each performance. Reservations are not available for these events.