Contemporary dance meets World War I? MamLuft Dance interprets work in Cincy Art Museum exhibition

New work inspired by German Expressionist prints

CINCINNATI—Is there a contemporary relevance to World War I and some of the artwork created during that era? Cincinnati’s MamLuft Dance Company says yes.

The company’s new work, “The Tragedy of Time,” is inspired by a new exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Art Museum, “Cries in the Night: German Expressionist Prints around World War I.”

The hour-long dance performances, June 20 and June 22, follow tours of the exhibition. The collaboration is part of a citywide series of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

In this video, we drop into a rehearsal of the “The Tragedy of Time” and talk with two of the dancers about the work that went into its creation.

IF YOU GO ...

What: "The Tragedy of Time"

When: 7 p.m. exhibition tour, followed by 8 p.m. performance, Fri., June 20; 6 p.m. tour and 7 p.m. performance Sun., June 22.

Where: Great Hall of Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati

Cost: $10-$25

Info: (513) 721-2787 

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