4 works by 4 choreographers at the aronoff
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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.
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.
“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” 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.
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.
Gabriel Martinez Rubio
Adults (before Dec. 31st)
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Students and Seniors at the Box Office (after Jan. 1st)
Aronoff Center for the Arts Box Office
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621.ARTS (2787)
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.
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621.ARTS (2787)
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.