MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit Modern Dance organization that provides performance, education, and outreach. The dance company was one of three to receive National Endowment for the Arts funding to create a new performance work here in Cincinnati in 2017.
Founded in 2007, MamLuft&Co. Dance works to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people. ML&Co.’s resident company of artists connects with the community through innovative, palpable, and accessible dance.
The organization’s education wing sees over 160 kids a week in four different neighborhoods, providing instruction in Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.
MamLuft&Co. Dance’s artistic work is known for its focus on creating new evening-length works. Through highly collaborative processes, the company produces intricately staged, physically-demanding dance theatre. To reduce barriers to arts experiences, and Modern Dance in particular, its subject matter aims to be universally-resonant across cultures, classes, and backgrounds, addressing such issues as belonging, shifts of power, communal resolution, and, recently, aging and memory loss. The company creates works for the stage, as well as for the camera, including two half-hour films, Latitude (2012) and Unyielding (2015).
MamLuft&Co. Dance believes in connecting the public with excellent art and, to do so, has collaborated with international Dutch sound artist Allard Van Hoorn, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and many others.