The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce Imagatorium, the final production of the 2021-22 season, on April 7-9 at 8pm and April 10 at 2:30pm. The production will feature original works by Master of Arts candidate Haiyan Chen, second-year graduate students El-drick Aboagye and Shadrach Arthur, along with senior capstone choreography by Jamie Muth.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter choreographed by Haiyan Chen and set to music by Elena Kats-Chernin loosely represents the four seasons of the year while drawing upon the distinct artistic personalities of each of the four dancers.
B’roq’n Spring, choreographed by El-drick Aboagye, animates and portrays an artist’s endeavors during the creative process. Pure admiration for the baroque era coupled with Aboagye’s appreciation of various genres of art and artists inspired and motivated the creation of this group work.
Shadrach Arthur’s Einheit is an abstract choreographic work set on four dancers to a rendition of Philip Glass's Purus River by the Brazilian ensemble Uakti. The consonant harmony, repetitive pulses, and reiteration of phrases create an intoxicating environment that is used to help highlight the sense of togetherness seen in our everyday lives.
Silver Soul is a choreographic work by Jamie Muth set on five dancers to a rendition of two musical pieces in Kenji Bunch's Piano Trio series entitled Swing Shift. The work is centered around the theme of how relational connections can inspire a journey of authentic self growth. The use of repetition and spoken word coupled with the performers moving in juxtaposition and in sync creates a space in which the theme of connections can be illustrated and creatively interpreted.
Tickets are $10 for general admission. No reservations are accepted. Visit case.edu/artsci/dance for more information.
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