MOCRA Programs and Events

 

Consecrations: The Spiritual in Art in the TIme of AIDS
opening reception

This opening reception for MOCRA's major group exhibition exploring the reality of HIV and AIDS from a spiritual perspective features dance performances by three outstanding artists. Each dancer will perform a solo work in honor of those who have died of AIDS or who are living with HIV or AIDS.
 

Saturday, October 15, 1994    5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
free and open to the public
the dance performances begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in Xavier Theatre, directly across the John E. Connelly Mall from MOCRA

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

Danny Clark, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Danny Clark
is a former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He danced with the Ailey company for ten years, traveling around the world as a performer and teacher.

He spoke at MOCRA in 1993 as part of a panel discussion called "I Remember Alvin," in conjunction with the exhibition Body and Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


An update: Danny Clark died on August 8, 1997. His wife said of him, "He touched so many lives. He was so passionate about life and beauty and God. As a dancer, his body was blessed; it was a gift, and he was a gift."
 
John-Mario Sevilla, Pilobolus

John-Mario Sevilla
is from Maui. A graduate of the University of Hawaii with a BA in literature, he has danced in the companies of Janis Brenner, Bill Cratty, Michael Moschen, Shapiro and Smith, Jennifer Sargent, The Yard, and Nikolais and Louis, has appeared in films by Laura Margulies, and has appeared as a go-go boy with Sherry Vine in Wigstock. He acknowledges the lasting influence of his mentors: Betty Jones, Fritz Ludin, Hana G. Trinidad and Jack Unterecker. Sevilla joined Pilobolus in 1989. The Connecticut-based dance company is hailed as one of the most influential modern dance groups in the world, acclaimed for its startling mix of humor and invention. 

Jude Woodcock, Pilobolus

Jude Woodcock
hails from Gloverbottom, Missouri. She first started dancing relatively late in life, at the age of 24 while attending Southwest Missouri State University. After graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Dance, Theater and Art, she joined Pilobolus Dance Theater in 1984. Since 1989 Ms. Woodcock has represented the Pilobolus Dance Theater as the Dance Captain, which involved the operation of the company and management of the company on the road, programming, the running of auditions, and the training of new company members. She also enjoys representing the company's teaching philosophy through master classes and workshops throughout the world.

Danny Clark dancing at Consecrations exhibition opening

Danny Clark dancing at the opening reception for
Consecrations: The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS
. Photo by Jeffrey Vaughn.


More information

For more information about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, click here.

For more information about Pilobolus, click here.

For more information about Consecrations: The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDSclick here.

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