15th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern~~~Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
15th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Closing this week on Sat, Jul 14
Next performance on Thu, Jul 12 at 8pm
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth announces the 15th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, with this year’s edition inspired by the exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, which is currently on display in the galleries.

CD/FW and guest artists will present works inspired by Murakami’s work, in addition to the various cultural and artistic traditions which have informed his work, including the rich history of Japanese art, theatre, pop art, and film.  A mix of premieres, works in progress, and previously presented works by a variety of performers will be offered up.  Festival events over three days include:


CD/FW Dance Exchange:  A Choreographers Showcase  (A Murakami-inspired edition)
Grand Lobby
July 12 adn 13; 8 pm
Admission is free to the CD/FW event

Enjoy one of the most beautiful alternative dance performance venues in Texas, where “Vast space and rippling water gardens at the Modern proved an ideal setting.”-Dallas Morning News.  CD/FW and guests will perform a variety of family friendly works, with the same program performed each night.


“Murakami Mezza”
Museum Auditorium
July 14; noon
Admission is free to the CD/FW event

A sampling of Murakami-related artistic dishes, including film, will be presented in the Museum Auditorium.  Guest artists include Momentum Dance Company (Irving) and LiquidBody/Caryn Heilman (NYC).
Whether directly or tangentially related to ideas and themes from the Murakami exhibition, the works on this year’s festival will be incredibly diverse in content and styles. Momentum Dance Company (Irving) returns for its fourth consecutive appearance in the Modern Dance Festival at The Modern.   Ian Forcher, Momentum’s resident choreographer, will premiere a group work for seven women exploring themes of tradition, artifice in conflict with nature, mental illness, and the collision of pop sensibility with high art through the lens of Japanese culture.


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15th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
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