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MamLuft&Co. Dance in Concert: Pieces | Feb 25, 2012

MamLuft&Co. Dance premieres Pieces, February 25, 2012

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The Venue: Aronoff Center for the Arts

Jarson-Kaplan Theater
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-ARTS (2787)

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Check Out Sneak Peek Process Videos

In the process of making Pieces, Director Jeanne Mam-Luft conducted interviews with nine different persons from different walks of life. From parents of differently-abled children to a transgender activist to a man who works to break down preconceived ideas about urban youth, the perspective and stories of these inspiring people influenced the making of Pieces.

Watch now at vimeo.com/mamluftcodance.

About the Program

In celebration of its fifth season in Cincinnati, modern dance company MamLuft&Co. Dance performs an evening of premieres, with modern dance that is exciting, compelling, and venturesome.
In a theme of fives, the company brings to the Jarson-Kaplan stage, five Cincinnati premieres of short works choreographed by guest artists from Texas to New York, plus, the premiere of an original work in five parts, entitled Pieces.
Pieces is about division, fragmentation, and the making of borders — both untouchable and physical. The dancing is both gentle and explosive, resulting in contradictions and complexities, tenderness and tension.
Pieces is choreographed by Choreographer/Director Jeanne Mam-Luft in collaboration with the MamLuft&Co. Dance’s resident company of athletic and powerful dancers, with sections by Assistant Choreographers Ashley Powell and Susan Honer.
The five guest works include duets, solos, and on ensemble work by Sharon Allen (Florida), Sarah Gamblin (Texas), Amii LeGendre (New York via Seattle), Betsy Miller (Rhode Island), and Kristin O’Neal (Florida).

“Home,” by Sharon Allen of Northwest Florida Ballet, is a contemporary solo inspired by the work’s music and the choreographer’s training in multiple dance genres. (Ms. Allen is the Assistant Artistic Director of Northwest Florida Ballet.)

“Under” by Sarah Gamblin is performed to a rousing collection of music by break-out indie-folk musician, Sarah Jaffe. (Ms. Gamblin is a professor, independent artist, and former company member of both Bill Young & Dancers and Bebe Miller Dance Company.)

“Raft” by Amii LeGendre depicts an intense relationship in an imaginative setting, inspired by geopolitical turf-wars. (Ms. LeGendre is an independent artist and company member of Pat Graney Company.)

“Night Passage” by Betsy Miller is a visceral solo about grief and transcendence and the places between. (Ms. Miller is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts Program at The Ohio State University and a faculty member at Providence College in Rhode Island.)

Kristin O’Neal’s duet, “Quiet Vesper II,” parallels her life and is performed to a recording of Mozart, sung by the choreographer’s brother. (Ms. O’Neal is a professor of Modern Dance, Ballet, and Improvisation, and a choreographer whose work can be seen in Florida and New York.)

To read more about the guest artists, visit the biographies page.

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