MapsMamLuft&Co. Dance, Cincinnati, OH
|Running Time||45 minutes|
|First Time?||Returning Participant|
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- About the Artists
A video and dance theatre work about getting lost to be found.
MamLuft&Co. Dance (modern dance company, Cincinnati, Ohio) premieres a new dance theatre and video work, Maps, at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2013. Maps and the act of mapping are used to help us find and define where we are: but what if we want to get lost? Through projections and live dance, MamLuft&Co. Dance explores getting lost in order to be found.
In the 2012 Fringe Festival, MamLuft&Co. Dance made its first significant foray into video-and-dance with the premiere of its two-part, dance-for-camera and live dance work, Latitude. In its recent performance of Speak at the Aronoff Center, the dance company continued to delve deeper into the integration of video into live dance performance. With Maps, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival allows ML&Co. to continue their exploration of video projection in dance.
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2012, CityBeat Staff named MamLuft&Co. Dance as the “Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” in their Best of Cincinnati issue.
The company is directed by its founder Jeanne Mam-Luft with Assistant Choreographers Ashley Powell and Susan Honer. Its performer-collaborators have assembled from across the country, from Texas, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Kentucky, and of course, Ohio.
Recently, the company has commissioned work from artists Amii LeGendre (independent artist and Pat Graney Company), Sarah Gamblin (independent artist, formerly with Bebe Miller Company and Bill Young & Dancers), Jefferson James (Contemporary Dance Theater), Betsy Miller (Propel-her Dance Collective co-founder), and Kristin O’Neal (University of Florida).
The company approaches movement as a process of investigation, rather than a vocabulary of actions. MamLuft&Co. Dance’s explorations are led by director Jeanne Sopanha Mam-Luft, whose history as an immigrant and refugee of the Khmer Rouge genocide and whose interdisciplinary interests in design, architecture, photography, and video inform the company’s processes.
Past Fringe Festivals:
(2012) Cincinnati Fringe Festivalm, Latitude
(2011) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, S M L
(2008) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Meet Me at 3
Maps (Review)- By Rick Pender