The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance will present FACETS, November 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. and November 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Mather Dance Center. The dance concert will feature a new work, Remote Encounters by faculty Gary Galbraith; Hello/Goodbye, a new piece to showcase the undergraduates by Shannon Sterne; a reconstruction of Views of the Fleeting World by noted choreographer Pascal Rioult; and a new work featuring Mather Dance graduate students titled Blue Tunnel by guest choreographer Jim Hansen.
About the Dance Works
Gary Galbraith continues his exploration with dance and technology in a new duet titled Remote Encounters. While exploring a mysterious place created through the use of live multi-media, a journeyer encounters an illusive inhabitant who she seeks to join. The haunting sounds and music by Kasumi, internationally recognized video artist, Guggenheim Fellow, and faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art, provides the backdrop for the connection between the dancers and the surreal environment.
Hello/Goodbye, choreographed by CWRU part-time lecturer and alumna Shannon Sterne, is a new work created for the undergraduate dancers at Mather Dance Center. This work is an abstract orchestration of societal impositions on the individual’s decision-making process, and the implications of those social interactions on the individual’s sense of self, belonging and expectation.
Guest artist Jim Hansen, associate professor of dance at SUNY Brockport, created an abstract piece that seamlessly flows in and out of symmetry and asymmetry for the graduate students at Mather Dance Center. His work, Blue Tunnel, is performed to Oliver Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.” This new work has an emphasis on the architecture of spatial design, the layering of movement phrases and partnering on all levels of space.
Views of the Fleeting World by Pascal Rioult is set to J.S. Bach’s “The Art of Fugue”, a score whose purity, beauty and intricacies inspired Rioult to create the dance as a celebration of beauty and humanity found in art and life.
All performances take place at Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for seniors and CWRU personnel and $10 for general admission. (Student discounts are not available Nov 17.) Tickets may be reserved by calling (216) 368-5246. Tickets are also available at Mather Dance Center prior to each performance.