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2016-07-31T13:00:00
13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern~~~Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Closing this week on Sun, Jul 31
Next performance on Sun, Jul 31 at 1pm
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107


817-922-0944

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth's 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern is inspired by the museum's exhibit "Frank Stella: A Retrospective" and features headliner Gus Solomons, Jr., who was in Merce Cunningham's company with Merce and Frank Stella collaborated for Scramble in 1967. The festival features films, lectures and performances from local, state and national guest artists.

 

List of guests:

Hilary McDaniel Douglas/ Project In Motion (Las Cruces, NM) 7/30 & 7/31

CFDC - Collective Force Dance Company (Fort Worth) 7/31

elledanceworks (Dallas)  7/23

M2 – Mel Mobley & Tina Mullone  (Monroe, LA)

Momentum Dance Company (Irving)  7/31

Amy Morrow/The Theorists (Austin)  7/24 

M2DT - Muscle Memory Dance Theatre (Dallas)  7/24 & 7/31

Mysti Jace Pride (Austin)  7/23

Marianne Ruth (Dallas) 7/30

Amy Sleigh (Fort Worth) and Brittany Padilla (Denton)

jhon r. stronks (Houston) and Wayne M. Smith (Memphis)  7/30 & 7/31

Kelly Kocinski Trager (Dallas)  7/30 & 7/31

 

"Shapes Dance" -- A family-friendly audience participation activity with cut outs of Stella-inspired geometric shapes will be included on July 23, 24 and 31.

Admission to the dance festival is free, with all events taking place in the Grand Lobby and the Museum Auditorium.

Admission to the galleries to see the Stella exhibition is free on Sundays.  Regular admission ($10 adults/$4 students and seniors) applies during Saturday events for patrons who plan to visit the galleries, too.  Gallery admission is always free for children 12 and under. 

 

Overview by day

 

Saturday July 23

1 pm, Grand Lobby

elledanceworks (Dallas) “It Comes Like the Tide”

Mysti Jace Pride (Austin) “Undoing the Doing”

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth and guests “ConStellaTions:  Cosmos to Chaos”

Shapes Dance – family friendly audience participation opportunity

 

 

Sunday July 24

1 pm, Grand Lobby

M2DT – Muscle Memory Dance Theatre

Amy Morrow / The Theorists (Austin)

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth and guests “ConStellaTions”

Shapes Dance – family friendly audience participation opportunity

 

 

Saturday July 30

1 pm, Grand Lobby

*indicates portions in the Museum Auditorium

Hilary McDaniel Douglas/Project In Motion  “STELLAAA!”

 M2 – Mel Mobley & Tina Mullone  (Monroe, LA) “topological mixing”

Kelly Kocinski Trager (Dallas)  “Full of Scratches”

* Gus Solomons jr “I Used To Be Taller”

*“Stella & Cunningham” lecture, films, Q&A with Gus Solomons jr (NYC) and Jeff Slayton (Long Beach)

 

Screening of rare clips within the lecture will include:

The first 23-minutes of “498, 3rd Ave.” [1967, Written & Directed by Klaus Wildenhahn, which tells the story of the making of “Scramble”

A short clip from GREAT PERFORMANCES:  DANCE IN AMERICA:  #314 Mere Cunningham:  An Event For Television (1977)

Both clips feature Gus Solomons jr performing as an original cast member of “Scramble.”

CD/FW performs Solomons’ “Steps #13:  Thirteens”

Marianne Ruth (Dallas)  “Done”

jhon r. stronks (Houston) and Wayne M. Smith (Memphis)

*Remainder of “498, 3rd Ave.” will be screened in the Museum Auditorium when performances in the lobby are completed (estimated start time of 3 pm to see remaining 58 minutes of the documentary)

 

 

Sunday July 31

1 pm, Grand Lobby

*indicates portions in Museum Auditorium

Hilary McDaniel Douglas/Project In Motion “STELLAAA!”

Amy Sleigh (Fort Worth) & Brittany Padilla (Denton) “A Butterfly’s Parasol”

Kelly Kocinski Trager (Dallas)  “Full of Scratches”

M2 – Mel Mobley & Tina Mullone  (Monroe, LA)  “topological mixing”        

Shapes Dance – family friendly audience participation opportunity

* Gus Solomons jr “I Used To Be Taller”

CD/FW performs Solomons’ “Steps #13:  Thirteens”

Collective Dance Force Company “Spinning Carousels”

Momentum Dance Company (Irving) “Whirlwind, Deconstructed”

jhon r. stronks (Houston) and Wayne M. Smith (Memphis)

CD/FW and guests -- “ConStellaTions:  Cosmos to Chaos”

 

 

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