Mutual Dance Theatre and The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series 2021-22 Season Subscription
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Series 2021-2022 Season
Jarson-Kaplan Theater & Mutual Arts Center Hartwell
Mutual Dance Theatre Premieres Pulp and Variations in a Brainstorm
Friday, November 12th, 2021 at 8pm
Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 8pm
Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 8pm
Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 8pm
Immerse yourself in a dance theatre experience that will take you on two, different adventures, both revealed in chapters. In Pulp, as you surround the performers in Mutual Arts Center’s black box studio, you will first begin by helping to choose a unique sequence of events that will never again be performed in that same order. You and other fellow audience members will simultaneously perceive a common object, but interpret it differently as perspective is weighed in pithy moments. In Variations in a Brainstorm, letters, writings, and musings—all tied to a writing desk—will guide you through a tour of divergent identities. In the end, both adventures unearth the human mind’s vast ability to make connections
This performance takes place in Hartwell at 8222 Monon Avenue 45216 NOT at The Aronoff Center.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALTHOUGH SOME SPACING MAY BE POSSIBLE, THIS IS GENERAL SEATING AND DISTANCING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. Parking is free and the building is ADA-accessible. For more information about the venue, please see mutualdance.org/hartwell.
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on Friday, November 19. Please advise staff of need in order for the interpreter to placed within appropriate viewing distance.
Experienced dancers are also invited to an open workshop with choreographer Rowan Salem Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11am. See mutualdance.org/masterclasses for more information, including pricing and location.
The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series presents: PHILADANCO!
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8pm
Known across the world for their “brilliant mix of miracle of skill” and “virtuoso physicality,” PHILADANCO! makes a short return to Cincinnati 10 years since their last visit. The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series (newly renamed since CDT’s merger into Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers) welcomes the 50-year-old legendary dance company who celebrates and preserves predominantly African American traditions in dance. Do not miss this repertory concert chock-full of both old and new favorites.
Experienced dancers are also invited to an open workshop with PHILADANCO! company members on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11am. See mutualdance.org/masterclasses for more information, including pricing and location.
The Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series presents: Sidra Bell Dance New York
Friday, March 25, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 8pm
Sidra Bell is one of Modern Dance’s most up-and-coming artists, sought-after across the globe and the nation. Mutual Dance Theatre’s Jefferson James Contemporary Dance Theater Series is ecstatic to present Ms. Bell and her diverse Company of dance artists for the first time in Cincinnati, Ohio for one weekend only. Described as “hypnotically seductive” and “brilliant and impressive,” Bell’s aesthetic rings of “Pina Bausch, fashion, and Harlem’s ballrooms” in a unique, visionary style that draws in audiences, deeply. Her distinctive, hyperkinetic movement and dramatic brilliance hone-in on the human psyche and questions of identity. Sidra Bell is the first African American woman to have a work she created be performed by the New York City Ballet. Sidra Bell Dance New York will perform IN | REP, an evening of dance theater works that will leave you feeling and thinking for days to come.
The community is also invited to an open workshop with Ms. Bell on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11am. No dance experience is required or expected: experience Ms. Bell’s process through movement and space
Mutual Dance Theatre’s MODERN MIX
Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at 8pm
MODERN MIX features a proud collection of work by three Black artists. The season-closer promises variety, athletic prowess, virtuosic dancing, and compelling drama. Mutual Dance Theatre (formerly known as MamLuft&Co. Dance) is undergoing a thrilling transformation as it amplifies its repertory through commissions and re-stagings by national artists! Cincinnati’s Modern Dance company will close its 21-22 season with choreography by Joe Gonzalez (of PHILADANCO!), Sidra Bell (of Sidra Bell DanceNY), and Steven P. Evans and Jasmine Snellen of Mutual Dance Theatre.
Experienced dancers are also invited to an open workshop with choreographer Jasmine Snellen on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11am. See mutualdance.org/masterclasses for more information, including pricing and location.