September 26, 2015 by Nicole
The Center for Contemporary Dance takes audiences into the rehearsal studio for an intimate preview of emerging works from Moore Dance Project, the area’s first and only African-American professional dance ensemble.
Hosted by The Center for Contemporary Dance as part of the organization’s Works-in-Process Series, Moore Dance Project’s preview performances will include new contemporary dance works exploring complex themes of identity, aging, culture and spirituality, choreographed by Artistic Director Dario J. Moore.
The performance will also feature repertory works, including selections from the Company’s upcoming appearance in MAKULU: A Contemporary African Ballet, presented on Sunday, December 6 at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL. The preview ends with an intimate post-show dialogue with Moore, who will share details about presented works and the process of dance making.
The Center for Contemporary Dance’s Works-in-Process Series showcases in-studio presentations of developing and newly-completed work from dance companies associated with the Residency Program, including Moore Dance Project. Over the past 14 years, the Residency Program has cultivated the emergence of contemporary dance in the area by supporting the launch of twelve local contemporary/modern dance companies and one Atlanta-based company.
“As an education and incubation center for evolving perspectives in dance,” says Executive Director Craig W. Johnson, “it’s important to introduce the community to contemporary dance in ways that extend beyond the traditional stage.”
Since its inception, the Works-in-Process Series has showcased more than 110 new, experimental and repertory dance works from no less than thirteen professional dance companies. “In addition to seeing some compelling dance selections,” says 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.”
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m.
The Center for Contemporary Dance
3580 Aloma Avenue #7
Winter Park, FL
$12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Call (407) 695-8366 or visit www.thecenterfordance.org
Seating is limited.
Photo courtesy of Lisbet Photography.