Three New Dance Works
May 15, 2015 · 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Trident Gallery is pleased to host this ninth Trident Live Art Series performance with three acclaimed choreographers, all professors of dance at Salem State University. Three showcases the distinct choreographic voices of Caitlin Corbett, Meghan McLyman, and James Morrow in the intimate setting of Trident Gallery.
James Morrow brings his solo I met the soul walking along my path. The piece confronts the ways that patriarchal culture keeps men from knowing themselves. Through moments of violence and vulnerability Morrow breaks through levels of conditioning in order to find ways of expression.
Meghan McLyman is showing her trio Growing Pains, which explores the balance between motherhood and oneself, including the joys, frustrations, and pure exhaustion of simply trying to make it through the day.
Caitlin Corbett, known for her masterful choreography for non-dancers and professionals alike, will present Gimme, a duet made on her colleagues McLyman and Morrow.
Caitlin Corbett, artistic director of Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, has presented work in the Boston area since 1984. Caitlin received her BA from Bennington College where she studied with Martha Wittman and Judson choreographer Judith Dunn. She also holds a MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has danced with Johanna Boyce, Lisa Kraus, Wendy Perron and Susan Rethorst. In spring 2009, she received a Fulbright fellowship to teach and create new choreographic work in Helsinki, Finland. She has received commissions from Dance Umbrella and First Night as well as grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Cambridge Arts Council and a Carnegie Foundation Copper Scholarship. Caitlin is a Professor at Salem State University where she teaches dance.
James Morrow is an assistant professor of dance at Salem State University and artistic director of jamesmorrow/TheMovement. Morrow is a native of Chicago, and coming from an urban background, he yearns to see the classical vocabulary prevalent in concert dance integrated into the hip-hop culture in which he is submerged. His movement has become a fusion of modern, contemporary, and urban dance styles. He received a fellowship to Hollins University/The ADF (2011) where he earned his MFA in dance. Morrow was on Faculty at the American Dance Festival (summer 2010). Most recently, Morrow is the recipient of Bates Festival Teacher Fellowship (2013), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Choreography (2014). Further information: www.jamesmorrowthemovement.com.
Meghan McLyman is an Associate Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She graduated with a BA in dance from Point Park University and received an MA in dance and arts management from American University, as well as an MFA from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival. Meghan has taught courses at various dance programs including The Colleges of the Fenway, The College of the Holy Cross, James Madison University, North Quincy High School, Green Street Studios, and Avery Ballet. She has held master classes at Tufts University, MIT, Webster University, the American Dance Festival, the American College Dance Festival, and at MAHPERD. She is the co-director of Accumulation Dance and has received recognition for her work from the Boston Center for the Arts, Crash Arts/World Music, Green Street Studios, the Somerville Arts Council, Concord Academy and at the American Dance Festival. She has performed with The Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, The Falling Flight Project, Digby Dance, The Moving Laboratory, Flip Side Dance Theatre, and Sister’s Trousers. She is also the President of the Massachusetts Dance Education Organization, the state chapter under NDEO. Further information: www.accumulationdance.org.