4 works by 4 choreographers at the aronoff

JANUARY 11-12, 2019


4 works by 4 choreographers at the aronoff

JANUARY 11-12, 2019

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019 8pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019 8pm


Aronoff Center for the Arts

Jarson-Kaplan Theater

650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


$22 before December 31
($15 for students or seniors at the box office)

$27 after January 1
($20 for students or seniors at the box office)



4 works by 4 choreographers on MamLuft&Co. Dance

Join Cincinnati’s Modern Dance company, MamLuft&Co. Dance for a mixed concert by four choreographers, including John Litzler and Cody Szarko (formerly of River North Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago, respectively), Leslie Dworkin (Ohio Arts Individual Artist Excellence award winner), and Susan Honer and Elena Rodriguez Moore of MamLuft&Co. Dance.

Awarded National Endowment for the Arts funding in 2017 and named “Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” by CityBeat editorial staff in 2012, MamLuft&Co. Dance presents a varied evening of athletic, passionate, and energetic physicality.

PLUS! Don’t miss a FREE post-show Q&A with the artists after the performance on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Concert Repertory

Mind Cloud


John Litzler and Cody Szarko

John Litzler (formerly of River North Dance Chicago) and Cody Szarko (formerly of Visceral Dance Chicago) premiere this new work commissioned by MamLuft&Co. Dance. Litzler has also performed with Sia at Coachella, and Szarko can be seen in the Celtic Thunder: Storm movie. The dancers have performed in works by such artists at Trey McIntyre, Ohad Naharin, and Sidra Bell, and they bring their visceral contemporary style to ML&Co. “Mind Cloud” addresses surrendering to the ability of free thinking.



Leslie Dworkin

“Rise,”  by guest artist Leslie Dworkin, is a kind of pilgrimage: a journey that moves through a landscape of density, toward a state of clarity and balance, reflecting the relationships that form, support, and splinter along the way. The work employs Dworkin’s meticulous attention to movement detail and unique musical sensibility, and reflects the tension between two poles: our human reality, and a desired state of grace.

Out of the Rolling Ocean


Susan Honer

“Out of the Rolling Ocean” explores a depth of feelings and connections forged in an instant — as we walk past, brush, and bump into strangers every day. Susan Honer, collaborating closely with ML&Co. company members, unpacks these brief moments, developing relationships that might exist if given time. Honer collaborates with composer/artist Sean Simon for an original music score.

No. 3

Originally commissioned by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra under Eckart Preu

Elena Rodriguez Moore and Susan Honer

Set to a post-modern orchestral score, “No. 3” features a visual symphony of movement. Dancers sweep, soar, and sculpt in this captivating work performed to string instruments.

Featuring MamLuft&Co. Dance Company Members

Corrinne Bailey

Samantha Conte

Claire Dieringer

Susan Honer

Gabriel Martinez Rubio

Hannah Williamson

  • Adults (before Dec. 31st)

  • Seniors and Students at the Box Office (before Dec. 31st)

  • Adults (after Jan. 1st)

  • Students and Seniors at the Box Office (after Jan. 1st)



in person:

Aronoff Center for the Arts Box Office

650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

over the phone:

(513) 621.ARTS (2787)


Free Talk-Backs with the Artists

Saturday, January 12, 2019 following the performance

Stick around for a discussion and Q&A with the performers, as well as choreographers Leslie Dworkin, John Litzler, Cody Szarko, and Elena Rodriguez Moore.

The Aronoff Center for the Arts

Jarson-Kaplan Theater

650 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

(513) 621.ARTS (2787)

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is handicap accessible.

Automatic accessible doors located on the south end near Sixth and Walnut Streets.

Elevator access and accessible restrooms available.

Wheelchair-accessible seating available (please mention when booking tickets).

Assistive listening devices available at the Jarson-Kaplan coat room.

MamLuft&Co. Dance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance lives through Modern Dance that is innovative, palpable, and accessible. MamLuft&Co. Dance’s work is supported in part by individual donors, big and small.

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s season work is made possible through the Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund of the Greenacres Foundation and the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps to fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. This project was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. ML&Co.’s performance season is sponsored by The Louise Taft Semple Foundation and The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation. This production is made possible through a partnership with Kennedy Heights Arts Center, where MamLuft&Co. Dance is the dance-company-in-residence.