Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC) will perform traditional dances and music celebrating the rich diversity of cultures and folkloric traditions of the Mediterranean on Monday, Sept. 29, at SUNY Cortland.
Presented by the College’s Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS), the show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room.
Admission is free for SUNY Cortland students and children ages 10 and under. The general admission charge is $5. Tickets may be obtained through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office, Corey Union Room 406, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the door one hour prior to the performance. For more information, call 607-753-5574.
The MDTC performs dances and music, the stories and myths and the history and legends of the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain. Since its inception in 2003, the company has premiered its original works to critical acclaim.
Founded by Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, producing artistic director, MDTC evolved out of the dance and theater productions originally developed by Varricchio for New York Performing Artist Company. These programs began touring in 1992 and are now part of MDTC's repertory. Samara Adell, MDTC’s choreographer and artistic director for dance, began her collaboration with Varricchio in 2000. MDTC tours nationally to performing arts venues, schools and universities. The company is on the roster of arts-in-education artists for Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist series, Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, and Hartford Performs (Conn.).
MDTC is the recipient of the 2013 Sunshine Award for its contribution to the performing arts.
For more information about MDTC, visit its website at mosaicdancetheaterco.org. For information about this or other CALS events, visit the website at www2.cortland.edu/events/cals.