Area Choreographers Festival | Jun 7 + 8, 2019
Contemporary Dance Theater’s 2018-19 Season will conclude with its presentation of the Area Choreographers Festival on June 7 and 8, 2019. Six local choreographers will bring new choreography to the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan stage.
“THE JOURNEY” is the title of choreographer & poet Diane Germaine’s new work. It is taken from the poem by the same name by Mary Oliver, the recently deceased Pulitzer prize winning poet (1935-2019). This premiere includes the live reading of seven of Oliver’s poems, with solos performed by six Cincinnati dancers. The work is wholly existential, sensitive, lyric and haunting and will have visuals by Diane Germaine in projections designed in collaboration with videographer John Burgess. Along with “The Journey,” other poems by Oliver included are “Wild Geese,” “When Death Comes,” and “The Whistler”. Music includes pieces by Meridith Monk, Schubert, Robert Gass, and Carlos Nakai. Dancers will be Juanita Araque-Feil,* Dominic Barrett,* Alexandra Brannon*, Abby Kay,* Jessica Tatum,* and Kate Stark. *Denotes soloists appearing courtesy of De La Dance Company.
Corrinne Bailey will present a duet, “Label Us Not”, with Jon Lawson.
Kent de Spain will be dancing with his wife, Leslie Dworkin, in “Elegy”.
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project supports the piece, “Let Our Loss Be Heard”, brought to the stage by Joan Ferrante, Donna Grisez and Renee McCafferty.
Jeanne Mam-Luft will choreograph a piece that will be set on workshop participants of Mam-Luft&Co.’s summer intensive.
David Choate is the final choreographer.
The Area Choreographers Festival supports local artists and provides audiences a diverse variety of incredible dance, all of it new to Cincinnati! Don’t miss this opportunity to support the dancers and choreographers working in our hometown.
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Dancers, don’t miss these incredible opportunities to take an open community masterclass with an ACF choreographers Corrinne Bailey and Jon Lawson at Contemporary Dance Theater’s studios in College Hill!
Open Community Masterclass: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:30am-12:00pm. $15 in advance payable here, or $19 or $20 at the door.
Lecture/Demonstrations & Outreach
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 | (513) 621-ARTS
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