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Biography

ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS CO (AMM & DCO) is an experimental modern dance troupe based in Philadelphia, PA.  AMM & DCO was founded in 1986 by artistic director/founder Anne-Marie Mulgrew.  Its first full-length multi-media production Hard Facts and Stuffed Gardenias wowed audiences at Group Motion Multi-Media Theater (4th & South St.) with its movement invention and verve.  Mulgrew created 75 works for the company that have been seen nationally and in Canada.  These productions have appeared on traditional and nontraditional stages, film/TV, and festivals. Venues include Mandell Theater, The Painted Bride, Movement Theater International, UARTS/Drake Theater, Chester Springs Studio, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Suzanne Roberts Theater, Ryerss Museum, Philadelphia Fringe/LiveArts Festivals, Conwell Dance Theater, Group Motion, CEC, The Philadelphia Cathedral, The PIFA Festival, The Barnes Museum, Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, The Performance Garage and Buddies in Bad Times Theater (Toronto, Canada), to name a few.  In NYC, AMM & DCO has performed at DanceSpace, Movement Research, the DIA Center, University Settlement House, UBU Repertory Theatre and the Dumbo Festival (Brooklyn NY).  In 2011, the company made its debut at DancePlace, Wash. DC.   AMM & DCO was recently featured on WHYY’s Friday Arts Program produced by Karen Smyles that aired June 2017 through Spring 2018. AMM & DCO holds the distinction of being the only Philadelphia troupe to appear twice at the fFIDA Festival in Toronto, Canada. The company consists of 5-7 core dancers, collaborating artists in mixed media, and additional community-based performers for large-scale works.  Fusing modern dance, theater, music, technology and art, AMM & DCO charms, provokes and informs audiences of all-ages with its insightful and wacky views of the world.  AMM & DCO also believes in dance education and offers classes, workshops, and residency activities tailored to the needs of the community.   AMM & DCO is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization AMM & DCO's mission is to educate and involve the public in the performance and creation of new interdisciplinary dance works through performances, workshops, residencies and special projects.

From the Feminine Gaze
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company

Friday, June 14, 2019

7:30 pm

Saturday, June 15, 2019

3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Cost:

$20 General Admission

$15 Students / Seniors

Known for its highly-imaginative dance theater works and collaborative projects, ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY (AMM & DCO) presents its 33rd Annual Home Season Concert with the premiere of From the Feminine Gaze.  Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Anne-Marie Mulgrew, this multi-media production is a collection of dances and films celebrating power, grace and whimsy inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment and current events. It features nine professionally-trained company dancers, inventive choreography, and music ranging from contemporary to classical.  In addition, guest artist Ashley Searles makes a return appearance performing Asya Zlatina’s duet from Storm (2017) set to Gustav Holst Planets Suite with Colin Murray. AMM & DCO is known for its “striking beauty, laugh-out-loud humor, and thought-provoking imagery.”  (Broad Street Review) From the Feminine Gaze is Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company’s newest creation featuring five premieres. Skirting,  a full company work to Steve Reich’s music incorporates expansive use of the stage space, body percussion and almost collisions that suggest the state of today’s political and social debates.  Zikr: The Time Before, an emotionally-charged  quintet, is set to Armand Amar’s haunting music.  In the Spirit of, a women quartet, uses the tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla as a departure point to explore feminine grace and power. Solo premieres include What  to Bach and Quiet Power to music composed by Ramin Djawadi.  Rounding out the  program includes a re-imagining of One Minute Dances, new and repertory films by video  artists Carmella Vassor-Johnson and Francesca Costanzo and a guest appearance by Ashley Searles and Colin Murray  in Asya Zlatina’s duet from Storm. AMM & DCO’s  Company members are Alissa Johann, Kate Lombardi, Winfield Maben,  Leslie Ann Pike, Tamaki Serizawa, Olivia Wood and Ms. Mulgrew in a cameo appearance.

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Anne-Marie Mulgrew at ammdco2000@verizon.net 

(215)462-7720