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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS

MAUREEN FLEMING: “BLACK MADONNA”
September 29, 2011, 7:30 pm

Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art VIVA! & Gala

Fleming did amazing things…She seemed to transcend the material world
and enter a realm of pure spirit…Wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.”
New York Times

Cleveland, Ohio: Crossing cultures and art forms Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry that transforms how we think of the human body. In an artist’s mystical response to the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, Fleming’s evening length Black Madonna is a meditation on the possibilities of loss when seen within the context of the world’s inner traditions, a world beyond rationality and nationality. In Black Madonna, Fleming juxtaposes her singular movement with three-dimensional video projections, designed by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo, to a stunning effect. Featuring music by Philip Glass and John Cage performed live by Bruce Brubaker (piano) and Isabelle O'Connell (organ).

$43, $38; Museum members $42, $37