Celebrating 50 years!
December 12 & 13 | Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater | 7:30 pm
As Mordine & Company Dance Theater takes a step into its next half-century, NEXT 50.1 continues Mo & Co's tradition with interdisciplinary collaborations and furthers Founding Artistic Director Shirley Mordine's vision to inspire and nurture emerging artists.
Featuring new works by Shirley Mordine and Ayako Kato, NEXT 50.1 includes excerpts of Company repertoire, as well as 3 mentoring projects. Inspired by Buddhist beliefs and philosophy, Always the Beginning, choreographed by Ayako Kato, pursues the question: how much can people be empty to be fully themselves? Experimenting with the idea of Other Voices, Shirley Mordine directs a new improvisational work, in collaboration with musician Fred Simon. Continuing Mordine's legacy of collaboration, and back by popular demand, excerpts of Edge Mode (1994) and I haven't heard from you (2003) make a triumphant return!
Danielle Gilmore, Melissa Pillarella, Nick Schrier, Austin Shirley, Emily Stepleton