Mimi Garrard Dance Company : LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: MIMI GARRARD AND MARCUS JARELL WILLIS
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LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: MIMI GARRARD AND MARCUS JARELL WILLIS
LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO: Mimi Garrard and Marcus Jarell Willis
2 premieres by Mimi Garrard will be presented and a solo by Marcus Jarell Willis. “Mimi Garrard and Dancers at the New York Live Arts displayed her creativity and a mind that is ever open to experimentation” Joel Benjamin United States Premiere “Travelling Man” for live dance and video was first performed in Cardiff, Wales to an enthusiastic audience. It is directed, and has video and sound by Mimi Garrard. The choreography is by Mimi Garrard with Marcus Jarell Willis. Marcus is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey and is an excellent choreographer who has created works on companies world- wide. World Premier, “I Celebrate Myself” was inspired by the poem “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman and features the dancer Marcus Jarell Willis. Direction, sound, and video are by Mimi Garrard.
“The program presented at New York Live Arts on November 12, 2017 was truly a presentation of Mimi’s mastery of the art of video dance making and her excellent skill at forming motion.” -Ruth Grauert
“With unusual movement and background projections we are catapulted into states of consciousness that are unfamiliar, even foreign.” -Barney Yates about program at Live Arts