December 12, 2013 by Nicole
Photo by Kieshalia Stephens.
This Sunday, you can preview Makulu: A Contemporary African Tale from Moore Dance Project, the area’s first and only African-American professional dance ensemble. The preview will include excerpts from the Company’s 2014 winter show, Makulu: A Contemporary African Tale, conceived and choreographed by award-winning Artistic Director Dario J. Moore.
Makulu is an original contemporary African ballet that uses animal allegories to celebrate the value of family and community. “Makulu, which means ‘strong woman chief’ in Zulu, follows a wildebeest separated from the herd in her courageous quest to return home with her newborn calf,” says Moore, “The show is about family, love and miracles, universal ideals seen in all cultures.”
The preview is being hosted by the Center for Contemporary Dance as part of their Works-in-Process series. The Works-in-Process Series has showcased more than 100 new, experimental and repertory dance works from no less than twelve professional dance companies. It’s a way for CCD to continue their mission of being an education and incubation center for dance in our area and for introducing our community to contemporary dance “in ways that extend beyond the traditional stage.”
Why attend a Works-in-Progress show? “In addition to seeing some compelling dance selections,” says Executive Director Craig W.Johnson, “the Works-in-Process Series allows audiences to discover more about what motivates the creative process and become acquainted with some of the area’s finest dance artists.” The preview also includes an opportunity to talk with the artists about the presented works and the process of dance making.
Sunday, December 15
3580 Aloma Avenue #7
Winter Park, FL
Seating is limited.