12th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern~~~Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
12th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Closing this week on Fri, Jul 24
Next performance on Thu, Jul 23 at 8pm
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107


12th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern

in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

WHEN: July 10-24, 2015

WHERE: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Admission Free for all festival events


Contact: Kerry Kreiman, Executive/Artistic Director

CD/FW phone 817-922-0944

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will celebrate the CD/FW company's 25th anniversary season with the special project "Dance Unplugged" as part of the Modern Dance Festival at The Modern. "Dance Unplugged" will feature a wide array of guest companies and artists performing works celebrating movement as a primary and profound form of communication. These informal performances will take place in the Grand Lobby, and participating artists have agreed not to use pre-recorded music or amplification and to refrain from using "technology" (e.g. video, computers). "Live" acoustic accompaniment will complement some dances. Each performance day there will be opportunities for audience participation interspersed at various points in the lineup. The last 20-30 minutes of each "Dance Unplugged" performance day will be a "dance jam" structured improvisation. The festival will also feature films from the Dance On Camera festival (Dance Films Association of NYC), lectures, and performances, culminating with the formal performances of the CD/FW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase on July 23-24 in the Grand Lobby.

A schedule overview:

Dance Unplugged

Grand Lobby


Friday July 10 - 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Saturday July 11 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday July 12 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Friday July 17 - 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Saturday July 18 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday July 19 - 1 pm to 4 pm


Participating companies/artists include:

Abby Bradetich (Denton)

Big Rig Dance Collective (Denton)

Collective Force Dance Company (Fort Worth)

Tasha Courchesne (Denton)

Dancing Outside The Box (FW) - collaboration between Gracey Tune, Bruce Williams and

Lori Sundeen Soderbergh

DIMOB (Dancing In My Own Backyard - Fort Worth)

Angie Dutton as Feel Good Dance (Dallas)

FurtherDance FW

Brandon Gonzalez | Somatic Art - Brandon Gonzalez (Davis, CA) with guest collaborator

Christie Nelson (Dallas)

John Hopkins (Fort Worth)

imPULSE dance project (Lewisville)

M2 (Monroe, LA)

Amy Myers (Austin)

Momentum Dance Company (Irving)

Amy Diane Morrow and Rachel Meador (Austin)

Austin Patton (Fort Worth)

Mysti Jace Pride (Round Rock)

Amy L. Sleigh (Fort Worth)

Jessica Thomas (The Colony)

Sydney "Samadhi" Strahan and Tacey Rosolowski of Ecstatic Dance Evolution Houston (Houston)

Anna Womack (Fort Worth)

Lori Yuill (Sugar Land)



Dance On Camera: Dance Shorts - Program A

Saturday July 11

12:15 pm

Museum Auditorium


Catch the local premieres of short films from the 2015 Dance On Camera festival of New York City. This 35-minute program features four family-friendly films:

Escualo (Martin & Facundo Lombard, USA, 2014; 4:09) - A "dance scene" set to music by Astor Piazzolla and performed by the Lombard Twins.

Det Skal Danses Vaek (Maia Elisabeth Sorensen, Denmark, 2014; 4:44) - A high-school boy's infatuation with dance erupts into a full-scale "performance" in which his classmates become a chorus of movers who catch the fever.

Ghost Line (Shona Masarin & Cori Olinghouse, USA, 2013, 15:14) - An experimental film merging the rhythmic and comedic timings of silent film and vaudeville with the absurdist impulses of Dada and Surrealism in a kinetic spectacle of light and shadow.

Vanishing Points (Marites Carino, Canada, 2014; 8:59) - Like two molecules unknowingly affecting each other in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal.


Dance On Camera: Dance Shorts - Program B

Saturday July 18

12 noon


Museum Auditorium

Catch the local premieres of short films from the 2015 Dance On Camera festival of New York City. This 45-minute program includes some content which would be the equivalent of a PG-13 rating:

Well Contested Sites (Amie Dowling, USA, 2012; 13:27) - Developed and shot on Alcatraz Island, this film explores the issue of mass incarceration and the complex experience faced by the incarcerated.

A Juice Box Afternoon (Lily Baldwin, USA, 2014; 7:43) - Through her writing, Anne Morrow Lindbergh comes of age, meets Charles Lindbergh, and experiences flight in more ways than one. The first in a new series entitled, "The Paperback Movie Project."

Washed (Daphna Mero, Israel, 2012, 13:30) - A female laundry worker desperately attempts to abort the fruit of a violent encounter. When the consequences of her action are revealed, her repressed memories emerge.

Stella & Tom (John Resner, USA, 2014; 7:25) - Featuring Stella Abrera and Tom Forster (two of American Ballet Theatre's finest dancers) in a specially choreographed dance for film.


CD/FW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase

Thursday July 23 & Friday July 24

8 pm

Grand Lobby


With the beautiful background of the sun setting on the rippling waters of the museum’s pond, a diverse showcase of works will be presented in the more "formal" concert of the festival:

"Claret Tango" by Loris Anthony Beckles/Beckles Dancing Company (Dallas)

"Wind On Mountain" by Sue Collins (Denton)

"Vernacular Architecture" by Amy L. Sleigh (Fort Worth)

"Inside Out" by choreographer Sarah Newton (Dallas) in collaboration with composer John Hopkins (Fort Worth)

"In Convenience" by M(Monroe, LA) - Premiere of new performance art work by choreographer/dancer Tina Mullone and composer/musician Mel Mobley

"Heima" by Jessica Thomas (The Colony)

"New Wine in Old Bottles" by Shelley Cushman (Denton) [Thursday only]

"Under Her Skin" by DGDG (Danielle Georgiou Dance Group - Dallas)

"That Obscure Subject of Desire" (excerpts) by Randee Pauvfe (CA) performed by M2DT (Dallas)

"A History of Modern Dance (abridged)" by Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth



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