December 28, 2013 by Nicole
This diverse concert will include repertory from old and new works, guest choreography from Jere James and Jennia Shanley, and the world premiere of Transference, MLDP’s newest project.
Transference, set to Steve Reich’s intense Violin Phase composition, is a multi-media dance investigating shifting perspectives of time. It integrates a stop-animation film element composed of hundreds of photos taken of the dance by local photographer Scott Hodges of Scoho Studios.
“I’m excited about this concert,” says Mary Love Ward. “It pulls together selections from a collection of projects that represent what we have accomplished since the inception of MLDP in 2011. As the director, it is nice to see these different works parallel to each other. Festival Selections has given me the opportunity to revisit the past with a new perspective and reflect on were we are going in the future. I’m also glad to be including dances from Jere James and Jennia Shanley, two accomplished guest choreographers. Working with these women has brought some new life into our dancing and gives MLDP a chance to experiment with a new aesthetic.”
Mary Love Dance Projects is an artist in residence at the Center for Contemporary Dance. The company’s mission is to reinterpret classical dance through choreographic innovation, multi-media works, and classically trained professional dancers. They have been invited to perform in New York City’s DUMBO Dance Festival, CoolNY Dance Festival, The Florida Dance Festival, and Atlanta’s BlabberMouth Dance Festival
Saturday, January 4
The Gateway Center for the Arts
880 N Highway 17-92
$18 general admission, $15 GCA members
Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office (386-668-5553) or at the door
Photo credit: Scoho Studios, Scott Hodges