Photo of six dancers all dressed in black with three standing with an arm outstretch and the other three sitting on the ground and holding onto the legs of the others

FRONT Triennial dance performance

The Department of Dance was invited to participate in the closing events for Cleveland’s FRONT Triennial Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. The performance will be held at the Portal sculpture by Noguchi at the Justice Center in Cleveland’s Civic Center District (1300 Ontario St.).

United Kingdom-based artist Joe Namy, who is a scholar on the music of composer Halim El-Dabh, invited Karen Potter, chair of the Department of Dance, to present a work to pay homage to choreographer Martha Graham, sculptor Isamu Noguchi and composer El-Dabh. The three artists collaborated together in the creation of Graham’s evening-length work Clytemnestra

Potter invited alumna Katie Nabors to work with undergraduate dance majors to create a structured improvisation in the style of Graham set to excerpts of selected works by El-Dabh. The dancers will be Caleb Evans, Lauren Robinson, Luke Koski, Lucia Mancha and Beatrix Knight along with Nabors.

Learn more about the FRONT Triennial.