DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE
Live Performance Sunday, Sept 26th at 2pm FREE
Catey Ott Dance Collective will perform RESILIENCE at the Marquette University HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART during DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE.
This seamless 40 minute dance performance titled Resilience blends technical and innovative movement into a journey through the mind, body, and emotions experienced during the 2020-21 pandemic through an interpretive lens. Memories, happenings, and mindful reflections are explored based on loss, love, ritual, boredom, and efforts for revival. The energy and tone of the work eventually evolves into an explosion of gratitude for the aspects of life that really pull us all through the tough times. Catey Ott Dance Collective perform's choreography by artistic director Catey Ott Thompson with inspiration and movement development by dance artists Natasha Posey, Sarah Chomeau, Rebecca Johnson, and Anna Sanders. In Good Company (Pandemic Survival and Revival) opens the show with hints of insolation and angst that wind down into a zen mode. Catey Ott Thompson's solo, Congruence, was developed based on the psychological concept of balancing the inner and outer self and what it means to embrace patience, acceptance and mother nature to soothe the temperament. Rebecca Johnson's solo, beyond the mire, is a journey of discovering how to adjust and endure. It explores the process of asserting autonomy and regaining control in times of limitation or vulnerability. The finale, Pandemic Pods: Always At My Side, evolves into a community explosion of gratitude for the aspects of life (family, friends, and simple comforts) that really pull us all through the tough times. The pieces will be knitted together by movement interludes for guest artist and MU alumni Ogechi Egekeze. Original music compositions for In Good Company and Congruence were created by Baltimore’s renown Tim Nohe in collaboration with Catey Ott Thompson and company's choreography.
More information can be found here: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty-museum/events.php
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL
Live performances Friday, December 3rd at 6pm FREE
Catey Ott Dance Collective and community will participate in Heidi Latsky Dance's ON DISPLAY GLOBAL at the Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art.
We’ve always been taught not to stare; not to look at someone deeply because it might offend them; that if someone “different” catches our eye we have objectified them. This is the life of the viewer. Alternatively, should we possess a birthmark, a glorious height, or unknown disability we risk being ostracized. This is the life of the viewed. For both the viewer and viewed, there are harsh limitations – the viewer does not have time to see beyond appearances and the viewed risks only being seen as other. Can a dynamic, safe space for both to truly look and experience each other exist?
ON DISPLAY is a durational work- a deconstructed art exhibit and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Heidi Latsky’s response to the stigma attached to difference, ON DISPLAY turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures.ON DISPLAY GLOBAL is HLD’s global, social justice initiative performed annually in honor of the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December third. Cities all over the world present ON DISPLAY with their local community members on that day.