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Auditions Announced for MamLuft&Co. Dance

MAM_AuditionsSunday, March 15, 2020

  • 9-10am Individual Warm-ups and check-in
  • 10am-12pm Open Audition
  • 1-3pm Call Backs

8222 Monon Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216

Fee: $20 deposit. Those who attend will receive their fee back!!!

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. REQUEST AUDITION PACKET FROM JEANNE@MLCO.ORG.

MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, seeks intelligent and skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to in-depth rehearsal processes and the development of original dance within an ensemble.

The Company seeks experienced, mature dancers with strong training and experience in modern and “post-modern” techniques, including release techniques, weight share/partnering, and somatic practices.

More information: mlco.org/audition

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Audition Call for Modern Dancers at MamLuft&Co. Dance

ML&CO logoAudition call for Modern Dancers!

When: Saturday March 30, 2019, 11am-1:30pm and 3-5pm Call backs
Where: Contemporary Dance Theatre (1805 Larch Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224)
Fee: $20

Pre-registration is required. Request audition packet.

MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, auditions annually for intelligent and skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process and the development of original dance in an ensemble.

The Company seeks experienced, mature dancers with strong training and experience in modern and “post-modern” techniques, including release techniques, weight share/partnering, and somatic practices.

Successful applicants will be invited to join a community, in which all members — regardless of their roles on stage — are responsible for creating, producing, and public relations in/for a grassroots organization.

Applicants should be committed to being an integral part of the development and advancement of a young, but exceptional organization. The season’s in-depth and extended process takes place over a ~40-45 week season.

Experienced adults and serious inquiries only. MamLuft&Co. Dance prefers not to enlist students who are still in college, but may do so in exceptional cases.

NO PHONE CALLS. PLEASE REQUEST AUDITION PACKET FROM JEANNE@MLCO.ORG.

Video Pre-Screen
Applicants are welcome to send Artistic Director Jeanne Mam-Luft (jeanne@mamluftcodance.org) video links of dancers in class, performance, and/or rehearsal. Use the subject line: “Video audition pre-screen.” Jeanne will let you know if she recommends you attend in person or not. We strongly encourage sending videos that are in-line with MamLuft&Co. Dance’s aesthetic, which you can get a sense of at vimeo.com/mamluftcodance or facebook.com/mamluftcodance.

When to Audition
Preferred: attend open audition on Saturday, March 30, 2019 (11-1:30pm and 3:00-5:00pm call backs).

Less preferred: by appointment before May 2019 or June 3 and 4 at the Summer Workshop/Intensive, if positions are still available.

Rehearsals for the 2019-2020 season may begin as early as June 23.

How to proceed
Please request an audition packet from jeanne@mlco.org to register and/or make an appointment.

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MamLuft&Co. Dance to premiere ICEMAN 3000

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Susan Honer of MamLuft&Co. Dance and Sean Simon

An original work co-presented by the Contemporary Arts Center
May 24-26, 2018
with support from the National Endwoment for the Arts

Cincinnati, Ohio — MamLuft&Co.’s newest work ICEMAN 3000 is based on the story of Ötzi, the 5,300 year old mummified “iceman” discovered by hikers in the Austrian Alps in 1991. The Ötzi discovery was stunning for the body and belongings incredibly preserved in the ice. But while the biological and physical materials draw our immediate attention, the true significance of the find emerges as the man and his surrounding block of ice enter into the scientists’ (and our) speculative imaginations. The narrative of the man, his times, and his death constitute the true treasure gradually extracted from the ice.

Choreographer Susan Honer and sculpture artist/composer Sean Simonwill reimagine the iceman story in the year 3000 A.D. with dance, sculpture, and sound. Using the Ötzi discovery and deciphering of the remains and artifacts, as well as the forensics and fantasies of murder as a framework, ICEMAN 3000 imagines a new discovery set in a land where the earth’s climate has changed significantly. Human culture is aquatic and these futuristic beings find a chunk of ice containing a body (and its possessions) from 2018. The dancers interact with the sculpture and body in an effort to imagine what 21st century life, culture, and dance might look like to humans living many millennia into the future, and how this iceman met his demise.

MamLuft&o. Dance’s second new work of the 2017-2018 season is funded with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWave (fueled by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign), and The Ohio Arts Council (made possible by state tax dollars that support quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically).

ICEMAN 3000 will be presented in the iconic fifth floor gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center.

This presentation is co-presented by the Contemporary Arts Center and is presented in conjunction with the installation Deep North by Chris Larson as part of his larger exhibition Function Is Redundant. Deep North documents the performance of a medieval looking machine inhabiting a frozen shotgun house that turns into a rhythmic apparatus as it moves chunks of ice from one end of the house to the other. (Honer’s work will echo the “shotgun” house of Larson’s exhibit by composing the dance along the length of the gallery.)

Performances take place Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:30pm; Friday, May 25, 2018 7:30pm; and Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 for CAC Members. Tickets for the general public are $15 before May 21st and $20 after.

More information can be found at MLCo.org/iceman. Tickets are available from the Contemporary Arts Center at 44 E. 6th Street, 513.345.8400, or at contemporaryartscenter.org/iceman.

The performance features MamLuft&Co. Dance Company Members: Corrinne Bailey (Columbus, Ohio), Samantha Conte (Springboro, Ohio), Claire Dieringer (Lima, Ohio), Susan Honer (Roanoke, Virginia), Gabriel Martinez Rubio (Queretaro, Mexico), and Hannah Williamson (Liberty Township, Ohio).

MamLuft&Co. Dance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to bring more Modern Dance to more people through creating, advocating for, and educating in dance that is innovative, palpable, and accessible. 

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s work is supported in part by individual donors, big and small.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. MamLuft&Co. Dance is made possible through the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps to fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. ML&Co. is a resident company at the Aronoff Center for the Arts and The Liberty Exhibition Hall (in Northside). This performance could not be possible without partnership with the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Auditions Announced for Company Members at MamLuft&Co. Dance

AUDITION CALL:
COMPANY MEMBERS
MODERN DANCE COMPANY, MAMLUFT&CO. DANCE
CINCINNATI, OHIO

MAM_Double SidedWHAT: Auditions for MamLuft&Co. Dance (Modern Dance company, Cincinnati, Ohio)
WHO: Modern Dance artists, Company Members
WHEN: June 5-6 or June 5-9, 2017
WHERE: Cincinnati, Ohio – 3711 Clifton Avenue, 45220
HOW: By appointment: email jeanne@mamluftcodance.org for an audition packet

MEN STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, auditions annually for intelligent and skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process and the development of original dance in an ensemble. The Company seeks experienced, mature dancers with strong training and experience in both modern and post-modern techniques, including release techniques and weight share/partnering.

Auditions are held the first full week of June during the Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive.

Successful applications will be invited to join a community, in which all members — regardless of their roles on stage — are responsible for creating, producing, and marketing within a young, grassroots organization.

Applicants should be committed to contributing to the development and advancement of a start-up 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has exceptional city presence for its small budget size. The season’s in-depth and extended process takes place over a ~35-40 week season. Dancers should be highly interested in confidently contributing not only in the creation process, but also in the building of the organization as a whole.

Experienced adults and serious inquiries only. MamLuft&Co. Dance prefers not to enlist students who would still be in college, but may in some exceptional cases.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

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MamLuft&Co. Dance Announces its 10th Anniversary Season and Opens with ‘5 of 10,’ November 9-12 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

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CINCINNATI, OHIO —  Cincinnati’s Modern Dance company MamLuft&Co. Dance announces an exciting and packed 10th Anniversary Season. ML&Co.’s 2016-2017 season includes two home performances reprising works from the past ten years, residencies at area universities, as well as numerous educational programs for the public.

MamLuft&Co. Dance has been a consistent and positive presence in the community since its founding in 2007.

The non-profit arts organization has worked to bring more arts experiences to Cincinnati (and beyond), focusing primarily on a form of lesser-known form of dance called Modern Dance. MamLuft&Co. Dance has served over 380 different zip codes (including 50 of Cincinnati’s 71), provided some form of aid to make dance education more affordable to roughly 67% of its students, created 14 new evening-length works and performed 33 different short works, created 2 dance films as well as 6 multi-media live works, and won 3 awards along the way from three different entities.
In its 10th anniversary season, 2016-2017, MamLuft&Co. Dance continues to serve the area through a number of programs throughout the year.

The Modern Dance company will offer two full evenings of repertory from its past ten years: first, November 9-12, 2016 in 5 of 10 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and second, in Homecoming at the Aronoff Center for the Arts on May 5 and 6, 2017.

The company’s professional artists will also be seen in the Northern Kentucky University Dance ‘17 concert from March 31 – April 2, 2017, which will also feature NKU students dancing an ML&Co. work in conclusion of a year-long residency. (MamLuft&Co. Dance has also already conducted a residency at Kent State, whose students will be performing an ML&Co. work throughout the year.)

MamLuft&Co. Dance also offers a slew of programs for adults, teens, and children through its education and outreach program.

Classes include not only the company’s specialty, Modern Dance, but also Jazz Dance, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap Dance, and Kids Bop.

A full calendar of all these events and classes, including its highly popular summer programs, can be found at MLCo.org.

Coming up most quickly is MamLuft&Co. Dance’s 5 of 10 concert, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday, November 9-12 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

The evening features five of the company’s favorites from 2007-2017 and will be performed in an intimate space that will feature a split-audience facing each other in halves. Audiences will see dance differently in this stimulating concert filled with a variety of powerful Modern Dance.

5 of 10 features the work of five area choreographers from across the country (from California to Massachusetts). The dance pieces are full of variety, excitement, and a range of captivating moments, from luscious to aggressive. The concert venue is so intriguing and unique as an intimate experience that in January 2016, when MamLuft&Co. Dance first converted the Clifton Cultural Arts Center into a dance performance space, that performance was sold out. The two co-producers, ML&Co. and CCAC, expect this concert to sell-out again.

In addition to its content and unusual set-up, 5 of 10 has three other special features.

First, the audience will be voting on an “audience pick” to be seen again in MamLuft&Co. Dance’s performance at the Aronoff Center in May.

Second, audiences are invited to attend a free post-show reception with drinks and light bites after Thursday evening’s concert. Third, audiences of Friday night’s performance are invited to a free question-and-answer talk-back session with ML&Co.’s talented dancers.

5 of 10 includes a carefully curated selection of pieces from the company’s past.

Yesterday’s Wedding” (pictured above), which first premiered in 2008 (the company’s first season), has been reconfigured  by Jeanne Mam-Luft (founder and director). “Yesterday’s Wedding” is a sometimes-overlapping collection of portraits of six women who are reflecting on their relationships, the results of which turn out to include unexpected feelings such as unshakeable loneliness and sometimes mania.

Intermittent Restraint” by Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective in California will make a reappearance since its premiere on ML&Co. in 2011: in this hard-hitting quartet, each performer’s “flight” is bound by being physically restrained to another with bungee cords. The effect and the dancers’ athleticism are fascinating.

From Betsy Miller of Salem, Massachusetts, dancer and Assistant Company Director, Susan Honer will perform a beautifully articulate solo entitled “Night Passage,” a journey that propels, drops, pulls, and floats through the night.

Honer herself also has a work in the show: “overthROW,” a section from the company’s evening-length work entitled Pieces (2012), which depicts a rumble within a fractured group.

Lastly, the company will reprise a company and audience favorite, “Under” by Sarah Gamblin of Denton, Texas: “Under” is a trio of short works, each a different expression of passion told through agile bodies and powerful vocals in the music.

Tickets to 5 of 10 are expected to sell-out, as did the concert’s equivalent from the previous year; the public is encouraged to book tickets early.

Audiences can take advantage of cheaper tickets for Wednesday and Thursday (November 9 and 10), in addition to 15% off all tickets purchased before November 1.

Tickets are available online at MLCo.org, by phone at (513) 497-2860, or in person at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220).

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s 10th Anniversary Season is made possible in part by small gifts from individual donors, the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council, who helps to fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Summerfair Foundation and individual donations provided funding for the purchase of the dance flooring to be used in 5 of 10. 

More information about MamLuft&Co. Dance’s 10th Anniversary Season is available at MLCo.org.

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