Dance: Pieces

Five’s the magic number forMamLuft&Co. Dance at the Aronoff Center on Saturday. In celebration of itsfifth season in Cincinnati, the modern dance ensemble presents Pieces, comprised of five

Emily Scott and Elena Rodriguez in Pieces.
Emily Scott and Elena Rodriguez in Pieces.

Five’s the magic number for MamLuft&Co. Dance at the Aronoff Center on Saturday. In celebration of its fifth season in Cincinnati, the modern dance ensemble presents Pieces, comprised of five short pieces from as many national guest choreographers, in addition to a five-part namesake work choreographed by the company. Unifying themes revolve around divisions between people and of the self. Call it ironic, then, that Director Jeanne Mam-Luft says the work is all about relating to one another. “We’ve really evolved and developed into a very collaborative company,” she says. “It opens up a whole new world of creativity.” Expect to see intricate duets that you don’t often see with other dance companies—and those kinds of interactions have to happen through collaboration. Often abstract, yet universal in exploring the human condition, Pieces will surely make you think—and feel. Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets: $18-$23. 513-621-ARTS or cincinnatiarts.org.

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