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.