Performance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Roberts Theatre
The critically acclaimed New York-based modern dance company Michael Mao Dance will perform Wednesday in the latest installment of Grinnell’s 2012-13 Public Events Series.
Mao’s work is infused with a visceral, elemental power. His dances fill the stage with compelling images and enthrall audiences with their emotional immediacy. Rooted in the traditions of American modern dance, Mao’s works are graced with the formal considerations of classical ballet and reveal the choreographer’s Asian heritage in their spare yet expansive choreographic means. His choreography has been presented throughout the United States, Mexico, China, Paris, Oslo, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Italy, and in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mao has received grants and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Rockefeller Foundation and various other corporations and foundations. Mao’s work with teen immigrants has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The next performance in the Public Events Series will be Anonymous 4 on Feb. 11.
Tickets are required for this free public performance and may be obtained at the box office beginning Monday, Jan. 28, from noon to 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are also available at the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell. There is a two-ticket limit per person present at the box office. Phone reservations are not accepted.
Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the Campus Accessibility Map. Requests for accommodations may be made to conference operations at 641-269-3235 or email@example.com.