Iceman 3000

May 24, 25, and 26, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:30pm

FREE post-performance talk-back with the dance artists, choreographer (Susan Honer), and composer-artist (Sean Simon)

 Friday, May 25, 2018 7:30pm

FREE pre-performance (6:45pm) discussion and exhibition tour with curator (Steven Matijcio), choreographer (Susan Honer), and composer-artist (Sean Simon)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:00pm

Venue

Contemporary Arts Center
Fifth Floor Gallery
44 E. 6th Street

Tickets

$15 CAC Members
$15 General before May 21st
$20 General after May 21st

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Iceman 3000

A NEW DANCE WORK
BY SUSAN HONER
AND SCULPTURE ARTIST / COMPOSER SEAN SIMON
FOR MAMLUFT&CO. DANCE

Iceman 3000 is a world premiere work by Modern Dance choreographer Susan Honer and sculpture artist/composer Sean Simon for MamLuft&Co. Dance.

Inspired by Ötzi (a mummified, 5,300 year-old “iceman” discovered in the Austrian Alps in 1991). Honer and Simon reimagine the story in the year 3000 A.D. with dance, sculpture and sound in the iconic fifth floor gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Iceman 3000 is presented in conjunction with the installation Deep North by Chris Larson as part of his larger exhibition Function is Redundant at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). The performance is presented by MamLuft&Co. Dance in partnership with the CAC.

Featuring Corrinne Bailey, Samantha Conte, Claire Dieringer, Susan Honer, Elena Rodriguez Moore, Gabriel Martinez Rubio, and Hannah Williamson.

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MamLuft&Co.’s newest work Iceman 3000 is based on the story of Ötzi, the 5,300 year old mummified “iceman” discovered by hikers in the Austrian Alps in 1991. The Ötzi discovery was stunning for the body and belongings incredibly preserved in the ice. But while the biological and physical materials draw our immediate attention, the true significance of the find emerges as the man and his surrounding block of ice enter into the scientists’ (and our) speculative imaginations. The narrative of the man, his times, and his death constitute the true treasure gradually extracted from the ice.

 

Choreographer Susan Honer and sculpture artist/composer Sean Simon will reimagine the iceman story in the year 3000 A.D. with dance, sculpture, and sound. Using the Ötzi discovery and deciphering of the remains and artifacts, as well as the forensics and fantasies of murder as a framework, Iceman 3000 imagines a new discovery set in a land where the earth’s climate has changed significantly. Human culture is aquatic and these futuristic beings find a chunk of ice containing a body (and its possessions) from 2018. The dancers interact with the sculpture and body in an effort to imagine what 21st century life, culture, and dance might look like to humans living many millennia into the future, and how this iceman met his demise.

 

MamLuft&o. Dance’s second new work of the 2017-2018 season is funded with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWave (fueled by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign), and The Ohio Arts Council (made possible by state tax dollars that support quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically).

 

Iceman 3000 will be presented in the iconic fifth floor gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center.

 

This presentation is co-presented by the Contemporary Arts Center and is presented in conjunction with the installation Deep North by Chris Larson as part of his larger exhibition Function Is Redundant. Deep North documents the performance of a medieval looking machine inhabiting a frozen shotgun house that turns into a rhythmic apparatus as it moves chunks of ice from one end of the house to the other. (Honer’s work will echo the “shotgun” house of Larson’s exhibit by composing the dance along the length of the gallery.)

 

Iceman 3000 will be performed May 24-26, 2018: Thursday and Friday, May 24th and 25th at 7:30pm, and Saturday, May 26th at 2:00pm at 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

The performance features MamLuft&Co. Dance Company Members: Corrinne Bailey (Columbus, Ohio), Samantha Conte (Springboro, Ohio), Claire Dieringer (Lima, Ohio), Susan Honer (Roanoke, Virginia), Gabriel Martinez Rubio (Queretaro, Mexico), and Hannah Williamson (Liberty Township, Ohio).

Just added! Free discussions & tours

Thursday, May 24, 2018

FREE post-performance talk-back with the dance artists, choreographer (Susan Honer), and composer-artist (Sean Simon)

 Friday, May 25, 2018 6:45pm

FREE pre-performance (6:45pm) discussion and exhibition tour with curator (Steven Matijcio), choreographer (Susan Honer), and composer-artist (Sean Simon)

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  • Contemporary Arts Center Members

    $15
  • General (by May 21st)

    $15
  • General (after May 21st)

    $20

Tickets

in person:

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

over the phone:

(513) 345 8400

Contemporary Arts Center

Fifth Floor Gallery

44 E. 6th Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

(513) 345.8400

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.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Artsgrants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. MamLuft&Co. Dance is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. This project and MamLuft&Co. Dance’s operations as a whole are made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

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