Saturday, May 9th at 2pm
Milwaukee Public Library East Branch, located at:
2320 N. Cramer St. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Company: Catey Ott Dance Collective
There is a 30 minute show followed by an artistic writing/gesture workshop.
"SYNAPSE, an artistic impulse" is a 30 minute work that knits 3 pieces together into one event. "Future Letter to My Love" is a trio for Natasha Posey, Sarah Chomeau, and Rebecca Johnson that revolves around the idea that there are memories and personal stories in each of our minds that we would like to share with a loved ones someday, but now is not yet the right moment. The dance piece is based on images and emotions based on the letters that each of the dancers wrote to a loved one. The solo for Ott Thompson,"Yesterday's Tomorrow," has a reflective and pensive mood that describes the feelings that surround change and the resistance to change, but then shifts to a more up-beat rhythm, offering up the concepts of acceptance, moving forward, and staying fluid and strong through life. "Train of Thought" is a quartet for Posey, Chomeau, Johnson and Ott Thompson that explores the synapses and artistic impulses of the brain and nervous system, moving in and out of gray matter, electric currents, and synchronicity. This dance piece is a choreographed love letter to Ott Thompson's 8 year old son, telling him about the bodymind and encouraging him to embrace his creative spirit. The music for this concert was composed by Randall Woolf and the set was designed by visual artist Meghan McKale.