"More Than Words," a dance performance with sculptures and masks by Alfredo Cardenas, will be presented in Montclair State University's Life Hall Dance Space on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m.
MSU faculty member Maxine Steinman choreographed the performance. Three new works will be premiered: "Inside the Green Walls," a collaboration with choreographer Raymundo Costa, inspired by the music of Brazilian Indians; "Transfiguration," an innovative work of sculpture and dance motivated by the sculptures of Alfredo Cardenas; and "Playing with Vivaldi," a playful rendition of Vivaldi's musical score.
In addition, two of Steinman's previous works will be presented: "Whispers to Myself," a sensuous trio to the voices of Bulgaria, and "The Closet," an intensely emotional piece about a women's struggle with abuse.
Steinman, a Brooklyn native, received her undergraduate degree in dance from Adelphi University and her master's degree in dance education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught for two years. She has performed with the Eleo Pomare Dance as a soloist for 10 years, and has danced with the Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker & Friends and the Shadow Box Theater.
She has traveled to Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico and Spain to teach Limon modern dance classes and workshops. She currently teaches dance classes for the Limon Institute and is on the faculties of both MSU and Marymount Manhattan College.
Tickets are $10, $7 for students, seniors and children. To order tickets, call (973) 655-4175. For additional information, call (718) 645-8418.
"More Than Words" is sponsored by MSU's School of the Arts and Department of Theater and Dance.