ml&co. in west chester/liberty
Lakota East High School
6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Township, OH 45044
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Stick around after the performance for a free discussion and Q&A with the performers
6840 Lakota Lane
Liberty Township, Ohio 45044
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.
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.
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 www.arts.gov. 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.