CWRU's MaDaCol Presents Fall Concert

News Release: October 27, 2010

The fall production of Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol), Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate dance ensemble, consists of new work by three, second-year Master of Fine Arts students in the Graduate Dance Program at Mather Dance Center—Christopher Bell, Kristy Clement and Ying Xu. The performance runs Thursday, November 18; Friday, November 19, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The student ensemble offers a creative outlet for Case Western Reserve students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff and Greater Cleveland community members. This fall, 45 dancers are participating in this production.

A dance choreographed by Bell, licentious honky tonk salome: a surrealist love story in three acts, is a piece that incorporates movement, text and song to take a look at the scenarios: ‘boy meets girl’ and the age old story of Salome. To music by Texas artists The Old 97’s’, with live musical interludes by undergraduate student Alex Cooke and costume design by Cleveland-based artist Dave Burrington, licentious honky tonk salome mixes genres and time periods to prove that the tale as old as time might get more complicated but never changes.

Taking the time to enjoy the simple things life brings or only worrying about objectives and success, A Social Experiment, choreographed by Clement, depicts a model of society in which people of different outlooks interact.

Yun Nan, choreographed by Xu, is set to music by Li Xiaopei and is a portrayal of a primitive time when man and nature were one, living in a mysterious land by the same name.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and may be purchased at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd., prior to each performance. Because of limited seating, early arrival is encouraged.

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Posted by: Susan Griffith, October 27, 2010 11:59 AM | News Topics: Official Release