THE MODERN MARVELs
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 2016 by Kate O'Hanlon Bruns, The Modern Marvels Dance Company is a modern/contemporary dance collective that strives to include its dancers as an active part of the creative process, utilizing each individual's unique qualities to develop performance art that is honest, beautiful, and accessible to all audiences.
Kate O'Hanlon Bruns, Artistic Director
CURRENT WORK: BACK STORY
BACK STORY is an intimate look at Artistic Director Kate O'Hanlon Bruns' journey as a dancer with scoliosis. The concept for this show began as a solo with movement vocabulary sourced from Kate's time in physical therapy and has grown to include choreographic works and personal experiences that have impacted her experience as a performer. A mix of repertory pieces and brand-new works developed in collaboration with Company Members Hannah Bailey, Patrick Justin, and Jessica Kick are featured in this livestream-only performance, premiering November 19 & 20, 2021 at 7:00pm, and November 21, 2021 at 3:00pm. The performance also features Guest Artist Tristan Bruns.
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Photography by Michael Courier