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Dances at MuCCC 2018

A festival of contemporary dance by local, regional, and visiting artists. Dances at MuCCC is coordinated by Laurie MacFarlane and Ruben Ornelas. This year's festival will include ten performances as well as classes/workshops.

Wednesday June 13 @ 8 PM

Hanlon Dance & Company presents Burnt Offerings in Repose, a synthesis of over a decade of Eran Hanlon’s artistic work and collaborations with other artists, reimagined into a multimedia dance theatre production.

Thursday June 14 @ 8 PM

Dances by Young Artists, including alumni and students of Rochester’s School of the Arts. Coordinated by Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, SOTA 2018, featuring: Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, Tori Breen, Amya Brice, Shawndel Lamar Lewis Jr, Casimer (Caz) Lopata-Linn, Riane Parés-Kane and Claire Spenard.

Friday June 15 @ 8 PM

Render, a short evening of new and evolving works by established choreographers James Hansen, Heather Roffe, and Melanie Aceto.

Saturday June 16 -Workshop 10 AM - 2 PM and Performance 8:00 PM

MAKING CHOICES, MAKING CHANGE presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT)

Collaborative Workshop facilitated by Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Donna Davenport, and Heather Roffe, co-founders of ACCT.

The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss strengths and assets of communities, as well as aspects participants want to change or improve. Out of that discussion, we will generate a Movement Choir with live music, which will be performed in the concert that day.

Performance at 8 PM will include: “Subtracting the Divide,” the performance piece (Movement Choir) developed earlier in the workshop; socio-political works by five or six different choreographers; and opportunities for audience/performer interaction.

Sunday June 17 @ 2 PM

Destiny, a multimedia art installation by Martha Schermerhorn and Kathy Clem with dance by Laurie MacFarlane and music by Karsten Brooks.

Tuesday June 19 @ 8 PM

 A shared program of music and dance, featuring: Karsten Brooks (music) , Neyda Colon-DiMaria (dance), Roseanne DiMaria (dance), Laurie MacFarlane (dance), Ruben T. Ornelas (dance) Jose Anthony Ortiz (dance)

Wednesday June 20 (similar program repeated on Friday, June 22

A shared program featuring: BIODANCE, Gina Bonati,  Joshua Lang, Katherine Marino, Ruben T. Ornelas, Paula J. Peters, MFA, Amy Sullivan, MaryLee Miller (Wednesday June 20 only), Alaina Olivieri and Roy Wood (Wednesday June 20 only) 

Thursday June 21 (similar Program presented Saturday June 23 @ 8 PM)

A shared program featuring:Norma Araiza, Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, Deborah Chambers, Daystar/Rosalie Jones, Little Shell Chippewa, (Thurs June 21 & Sat June 23), Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Leigh Ann Kabatra, Coman Poon, MaryLee Miller (Thursday June 21 only) 

 Friday June 22 @ 8 PM

A shared program featuring: BIODANCE, Gina Bonati,  Joshua Lang, Katherine Marino, Ruben T. Ornelas, Paula J. Peters, MFA, Amy Sullivan

Saturday June 23 at 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM

Workshops and Classes: Artist-led workshops and classes with Norma Araiza, Daystar/Rosalie Jones, Katherine Marino

$8 advance or suggested $10 donation at the door

 Responding to the environment with Norma Araiza

10 AM -12 Noon: This workshop is an investigation of the landscape and a mini creation lab that develops as a response to the surroundings. There will be an intro of what "Land Dance" is about according to Indigenous ways of interacting with the environment. Then, each individual or small group will develop a small dance or series of sequences responding to particular areas/spaces/objects located at or near the workshop site. Participants will gather at MuCCC at 10 AM. Norma Araiza is a Mexican/Yoeme performer using dance theatre and her cultural background as her means of expression and as the core of her work. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

 Native American Social Dance

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Daystar/Rosalie Jones will conduct a family-friendly workshop on the rudiments of Native American Intertribal social dances. These are community dances for all ages, children through adults and elders and are intended for recreation as well as to ‘honor’ the animals of any given region. Included will be the Round Dance, Two-Step, Fish, Mosquito and River Dances. Along with the dance, Daystar will share the cultural story that gives the meaning and purpose of each dance. All ages welcome! Daystar/Rosalie Jones is of Pembina (Little Shell) ancestry. She learned Intertribal Dance from various dancers and elders across the United States and Canada and has taught both Indigenous traditional and modern dance to all ages over the last thirty years.

Contact Improvisation with Katherine Marino

2:30 – 4 PM: In this workshop students learn basic principles of contact improvisation; we will be balancing, lifting, and moving together in new and creative ways! Differing from more classical acrobatic or balletic styles of partnering, we approach Contact Improvisation without the traditional roles of “base” and “flier;” instead, roles will be in constant flux, sometimes finding ourselves unsure of who is being lifted and who is lifting. Students should come away with a basic understanding of working in contact with other movers in ways that can be applied to their own movement practice. Open to all levels. Katherine Marino is a Rochester-based choreographer and performer with a BA in Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has performed with esteemed company PUSH Physical Theatre for the past three years, while concurrently fostering her own artistic endeavors in teaching, choreographing, hat juggling, contact improvisation, and loving life.

Saturday June 23 at 8 pm

A shared program featuring:Norma Araiza, Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, Deborah Chambers, Daystar/Rosalie Jones, Little Shell Chippewa, (Thurs June 21 & Sat June 23), Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Leigh Ann Kabatra, Coman Poon, MaryLee Miller


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