Case Western Reserve University Master of Fine Arts candidates Sherry Harper and Shelley Blanton Strong will present a joint concert, Springworks, at Mather Dance Center on the university campus.
The concert features solo works danced by the choreographers, ensemble works choreographed by Harper and Blanton Strong and performances by graduate and undergraduate performers from the university’s department of dance. Springworks runs Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on March 27. The concert is performed at 11201 Bellflower Road, in Cleveland.
A Voice Foretold is a portrayal of a divine yet earthly character inspired from the Yoruban Orisha, Oshun, a spirit goddess who reigns over intimacy, love, beauty and wealth and who also acts as peacemaker and mediator. Choreographed and performed by Harper, this strong, yet tranquil piece embodies the qualities of Oshun,
Serenity’s Path is a group work, also choreographed by Harper. This dance is based on the idea that there is a break in every storm and tranquility can arrive when you least expect it. This dynamic piece originally premiered in fall 2009.