Syzygy to premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre, May 10-12, 2012 at 7:00pm

MorrisonDance explores several meanings of the word SYZYGY at Cleveland Public Theatre

Image created by Randy Wagnar

MorrisonDance will present SYZYGY in the second half of a double bill shared with Travesty Dance Group during the DanceWorks 2012 series at the Cleveland Public Theatre May 10-12th at 7:00pm.  This project is funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Choreographer Sarah Morrison has worked with a predominantly new group of performers to explore psychological themes, animal behavior and celestial concepts. Syzygy will include several new premieres including the final culmination of a new development with BrainMaster using their new Brain Avatar system to display localized brain activity of cellist, Janine Jones, and dancer, Morrison while they share the stage together.  This presentation of five dances in less than an hour will vary in mood and style, and will feature additional performers Kevin Marr, Carli Taylor Miluk, Bethany Nesta, and Adam Thatcher; interns Rob Jaeger and Manolo Manalo; design contributions by Scott Radke; and lighting design by Trad A. Burns.

Kevin Marr and Bethany Nesta perform "Gone" choreographed by Sarah Morrison

Morrison says, “Psychologist Carl Jung’s concept of ‘syzygy’ was to describe mental states in which the bridging together of two opposites would occur (male/female, left brain/right brain, creator/evaluator, etc) creating a balance in the psyche.  After researching the word further, I found there seemed to be as many different definitions for the word ‘syzygy’ as there are for the word ‘dance.’  This flexibility and range piqued my creative interest.  Besides, the word is just so much fun to say out loud (try it)!”

The MorrisonDance and Travesty Dance Group double bill runs Thursday – Saturday May 10-12, 2012.  Performances take place at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $22 for students and seniors, and $10 for all tickets on Thursdays.  Friday is free beer night. You can purchase seats by calling (216) 631-2727 extension 501, online at or buy in person at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s