free concert:

ml&co. in west chester/liberty

NOVEMBER 16, 2018

free concert:

ml&co. in west chester/liberty

NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Presented by Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 7pm


Lakota East High School

6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Township, OH 45044



Admission is free; however, each person should hold a ticket


Concert Repertory


(EXCERPT, 2018)

Elena Rodriguez Moore

Choreographer, Elena Rodriguez Moore.

Climb is a work about the choreographer’s father who immigrated to America from Colombia. Featured in this performance is a lively section set to Flamenco music, followed by a duet to modern music. The creation of this work was funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2017-2018.


(EXCERPT, 2014)

Jeanne Mam-Luft and Susan Honer


/SHIFT/ follows a community after a change in power. In this excerpt, we see survivors of a calamity grapple with their fears, ambitions, and foes. Music by composer Michael Wall features the speech given by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator. This excerpt is one of the company’s most popular works and has been performed in Chicago, Richmond (VA), Roanoke (VA), and Charlotte (NC).

This work was created in collaboration with the original performers, including Steven Evans, Clint Fisher, Elena Rodriguez Moore, and Amber Rutledge.

fine, fine


Karinne Keithley Syers


Susan Honer performs this solo work, “fine, fine” by Karinne Keithley Syers, an interdisciplinary artist who won a coveted Bessie Award in 2011. Syers is a resident playwright for New Dramatists and has had her dance, writing, and production work performed in New York and across the country since 1995. “fine, fine” is quirky, lovely, nuanced, and expertly-crafted.

Iceman 3000

(EXCERPT, 2018)

Susan Honer


Sean Simon

In Iceman 3000, artists Susan Honer and Sean Simon imagine what Earth may be like in the year 3000. In the full-length version of the work, a mummified iceman from the present day is discovered. In this excerpt, we see humans who have adapted to a post-glacier, aquatic world. The creation of this work was funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2017-2018 and created in partnership with Contemporary Arts Center.

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

  • General Admission



Please obtain a ticket at the link below


Q&A After the Show

Stick around after the performance for a free discussion and Q&A with the performers

Lakota East High School


6840 Lakota Lane

Liberty Township, Ohio 45044

The Contemporary Arts Center is handicap accessible.

Automatic accessible doors.

Elevator access and accessible restrooms.

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

American Sign Language provided for curtain speech translation on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Assistive listening devices available.

Large-print programs available.

The Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty

presents this concert. The Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty sees value in everyone. They’re committed to leveraging their expertise and resources in order to further achieve their cause of building a thriving Arts & Cultural Community.


The Community Foundation of West Chester and Liberty

sponsors this concert. Since 1999, the Community Foundation has been the primary resource for philanthropy in West Chester and Liberty Townships, providing a variety of charitable funds and gift options for donors. As the savings account for the community, the Foundation is building a sustainable source of funding to meet current and future community needs. The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty brings together donors, professional advisors, and nonprofit agencies to transform generosity into impact.


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.Two works in this concert were also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts directly. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit 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. This production is presented by the Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty, and presented by the Community Foundation of West Chester & Liberty.