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Season III of Mordance

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From The Sheen Center:

June 04, 2015 - June 06, 2015
The Black Box

June 4th, 5th, 6th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $30 in Advance, $35 at the door

Three world premieres in three days to mark Mordance’s third season. 

Mordance, in its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet, embarks on its third season with three world premieres by Artistic Director Morgan McEwen. The first ballet company to perform at The Sheen Center for its opening in 2014, MorDance: Season Three moves back into the black box theater for three shows only this spring, June 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.  With their ensemble of six dancers, the evening seeks to re-visit ballet in its purest form. The works exploration of the athleticism that exists in classical ballet compliments McEwen’s employment of agility, witty musicality and a speed that blurs the lines that divide classicism and contemporary movement of the 21st century.

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013.  This young company, with dancers from some of the world’s most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to modernize and innovate while honoring the grace and beauty of classical ballet. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts center on May 3rd, 2013. Ms McEwen was then selected to choreograph on MorDance at Dance at Socrates in 2013 at Socrates Sculptural Park.  That same year, Morgan was asked to create a new work for the CounterPointe Project, celebrating female choreographers making work on pointe. In 2014 MorDance helped the Sheen Center open their doors by being the first company to perform in their brand new black box theater. This season MorDance has been granted two space residencies at the Silo and Mana Contemporary and will be presenting three world premieres at the Sheen Center in June.

For more please visit: www.mordance.org

Photo by Kelsey H. Campbell

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