MorrisonDance to Celebrate 15 Seasons of Dance


Kalindi Stockton of MorrisonDance performs in Maree ReMalia’s “Inundation”.  Photo by Scott Radke.

Kalindi Stockton of MorrisonDance performs in Maree ReMalia’s “Inundation”. Photo by Scott Radke.

Cleveland, OHMorrisonDance celebrates 15 seasons of dance Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm at PlayhouseSquare’s Ohio Theatre.

The Cleveland-based dance company will share a selection of favorites from over 50 original pieces of choreography. The show will include Morrison’s “Tray Magnifique”, an imaginative tribute to the service industry where dancers convert trays into mirrors, dragonflies, limousines and drum kits; “Radke’s Melancholy Chromosomes”, an ethereal interpretation of the captivating imagery from the mind of internationally recognized artist Scott Radke, “Union”, a kaleidoscopic duet and “Inundation”, a colorful and vibrant romp choreographed by former MorrisonDance company member Maree ReMalia (Pittsburgh, PA).

The evening will also feature the premiere of a collaborative piece by company members exploring the quirks and rhythms of neighborhoods set to music by the multilayered Trepanning Trio. Several other short dances will take you all over the map with themes of Greek mythology, human intertwining and humorous introspection.

MorrisonDance company members (2013) from Left to Right:  Bethany Nesta, Kevin D. Marr II, Carli Taylor Miluk, Kalindi Stockton, and Taliesin Haugh.

MorrisonDance company members (2013) from Left to Right: Bethany Nesta, Kevin D. Marr II, Carli Taylor Miluk, Kalindi Stockton, and Taliesin Haugh.

The program will come to life bathed in the magical lighting of Trad A Burns and will be danced by performers who represent a diverse background of movement training including modern, ballet, jazz, capoeira, physical theater, and yoga. Performers are Taliesin Reid Haugh, Kevin D. Marr II, Carli Taylor Miluk, Sarah Morrison, Bethany Nesta, and Kalindi Stockton.

MorrisonDance has been featured regularly at the Cleveland Public Theatre, Ingenuity Cleveland, and throughout the Midwest in their annual summer series “The City is Our Playground”.

The contemporary dance company has also been selected for multiple appearances in the DanceNow/NYC series at the Joyce SoHo(NY)and Joe’s Pub at Public Theater (NY).

Director and choreographer, Sarah Morrison, reflects in her favorite sun spot in the MorrisonDance rehearsal studio located in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, OH.

Director and choreographer, Sarah Morrison, reflects in her favorite sun spot in the MorrisonDance rehearsal studio located in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, OH.

Director and choreographer, Sarah Morrison, is a 2009 recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She was brought to Cleveland from her hometown of Atlanta, GA as a student in 1992 when she was awarded a Creative Achievement Award Scholarship for her choreography from Case Western Reserve University. Her dances have been called “zany” and “endearing” by Plain Dealer critic Donald Rosenberg, and her company delivers “unique moving art” according to Tom Mulready of Cool Cleveland.

MorrisonDance’s 15th anniversary season performance is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Tickets for the May 4 MorrisonDance concert at the Ohio Theatre are $15-$20 and are available at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, playhousesquare.org or by calling (216)241-6000.

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