Week #3: MorrisonDance & madcap (Double Bill)
DOUBLE BILL WEEKEND
Dance meets Science: Quantum Entanglement
Leap into the rabbit hole of science as MorrisonDance embodies the most unusual scientific theories while presenting a captivating, fascinating, and mindboggling presentation of dance. MorrisonDance shares whimsical, sometimes deeply profound, short dances that defy expectation at the microscopic level.
Since 1997, MorrisonDance has integrated the art of movement within cross-disciplinary collaborations, continuously challenging the traditional understanding of dance. The small non-profit dance company gets its unique strength from performers trained in a variety of movement arts willing to stretch their abilities through presentations in alternative venues and through experimental presentations combining nature, technology, and other artistic disciplines. MorrisonDance works to create viscerally aesthetic presentations and has developed unique creative partnerships with organizations such as BrainMaster, NASA, and Ingenuity Cleveland, allowing them to explore new marriages between art and science. With over 50 original creations, MorrisonDance has been honored by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and OhioDance. Director and choreographer Sarah Morrison is a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and the OhioDance award recognizing her contributions to the Artform of Dance.
The mission of MorrisonDance is to inspire and cultivate public awareness of the art of dance through performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations. To provide, promote, and participate in educational and outreach programs that increase the awareness of dance and encourage community cultural and artistic endeavors; to research and develop integrated and cross-disciplinary teaching and presentation methods for dance; and to create opportunities for artists and performers of various media, augmenting the accessibility of dance as a performing art. morrisondance.org
“Zany… endearing…” –The Plain Dealer
“Enchanting…” –San Diego Story
“Unique moving art” –Tom Mulready, CoolCleveland
Main image credit (top): Bob Perkoski
An experiment in transcribing voicemails into movement, Transcription Beta offers a lighthearted look into a variety of relationships. Whether a goofy sentiment, a simple reminder, or a message of life’s milestones, voicemails reflect a moment in time when two people missed one another.
Founded in 2018, madcap is a collaborative dance project co-created by Annie Morgan and Tyler Ring. Both currently dance artists with GroundWorks DanceTheater in Cleveland, OH, madcap was created to experience new movement languages with an interest in generating dance through varied multimedia. Our co-creators find themselves wanting to share stories, engage, and provoke audiences through a wide range of platforms. The premise for Transcription Beta was sparked during GroundWorks DanceTheater’s 2018 ChoreoLab project. Recently, madcap collaborated with Pittsburgh-based film group, Penthouse Oblivion, on a dance work choreographed for the camera. In addition to Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2019 DanceWorks Series, madcap choreographed and performed at the Ten Tiny Dances performance series in Columbus, OH.
Youtube | youtube.com/watch?v=zLa0stJ84fM
Main image credit (bottom): Dominic Iudiciani