Generations of Art - The Sunami Family
The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (139 W. Main Street) is proud to present the work of five generations of Columbus' first family of the arts, the Sunamis. Born in the late 1800's, SOICHI SUNAMI was a modernist photographer who created some of the most iconic photographs of early modern dancers, including Agnes
DeMille, Nijinski, and Martha Graham, who he maintained an artistic partnership with for 5 years.
At the Gallery’s opening reception, CoMo Dance is honored to perform a rare, licensed resetting of one of Martha Graham's early dances, "Heretic," the subject of one of Soichi’s photographs on display. CoMo has had the privilege of working with former principle dancer of the Martha Graham company, Miki Orihara, as she acted as regisseur for teaching the work. CoMo will be staging “Heretic” in specific detail true of the history of the piece, including wearing the costumes designed by Martha Graham herself. The performance will be played live by a pianist from Columbus Symphony.
Other highlights of the evening include tableaux vivants by CoMo Dance and the premiere of six original pieces of music, by Chris Sunami, performed by a Columbus Symphony ensemble.
This performance was made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Michael Popkin.
Pictured below: Photograph of Martha Graham's "Heretic" by Soichi Sunami
Free & Open to the Public
2018-2019 Season Productions
6th Anniversary Gala Performance
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 4:00pm
Reception to follow (details to be announced)
Abbey Theatre of Dublin
5600 Post Road | Dublin, OH 43017
Celebrate with the Columbus Modern Dance Company at our 6th Anniversary Gala performance. This annual event is the Company's formal stage production for the year. Experience repertoire favorites under the lights of the lovely Little Abbey Theatre in Dublin, OH. Our gala performance features this Season's newest pieces by local and national guest choreographers. CoMo Dance Company presents an athletic, entertaining Saturday evening of modern dance. Meet & greet the dancers after the performance, and join us for a reception in celebration of our 6th Anniversary. The concert material is family-appropriate, and the show length is approximately 1.5 hours.
$15 Adults | $10 Students, Seniors, & Military | $5 Kids under 10
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