The Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce this fall’s production of MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective). Performances are November 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.
MaDaCol, one of the university’s oldest undergraduate student organizations, offers an important creative outlet for CWRU graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. The performance will feature new dance works by second-year graduate students El-drick Aboagye, Shadrach Arthur, and Haiyan Chen.
About the Works:
With choreography by El-drick Aboagye and set to music by Daniel Auber, Gras Fiesta is a lavish, boisterous, and vibrant jamboree that creates a communal atmosphere of social solidarity. Witnessing decades of astonishing festivals and carnivals from across the world accompanied by Aboagye’s passion for dance inspired and motivated the creation of Gras Fiesta.
Enigma, choreographed by Shadrach Arthur to music by Chaitanya Hari Deuter, portrays a group of disoriented people trying to make sense of their shared, unknown, and scary environment. As a result, the group’s internal strife heightens when the group becomes collectively paranoid from a newly encountered dark reality.
Haiyan Chen’s Un Beléro Azul, based on a style of cuban music called Bolero, explores the kinetic connection with music and the dynamic shifts between movements, establishing different vocabularies in a combination of different styles of dance.
Tickets and Location:
All performances take place at Mather Dance Center located at 11040 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve University campus. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Mather Dance Center prior to each performance. Cash or check only is accepted upon purchase. Early arrival is suggested due to limited seating. No reservations and no advance sales will be made. For more information, please visit dance.case.edu.
**Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio have prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant. In-person is subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.**