Juxtaposition is a work combining dance, puppetry, a live score, and videography and explores the varying stages of the mental state. By juxtaposing various media, the artists will show the intersection of reality and unreality, sanity and insanity, live and not live, digital and analogue.”
Juxtaposition will be created by Kelly Switzer, George Heathco, Shanon Adams, and Daniel Adame. For more information about their other work, please talk to them after the show. They love that.
Blurred Lines is multi-media work that explores the thin line between extremes. This includes the line between live performance and recorded performance as well as between dancer and musician. This work will consist of three movements: “Breathe,” “In Convenience,” and “Love & Violence in America (2014).”
Mel Mobley is the Head of Music Composition and Theory at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he currently holds the Biedenharn Endowed Professorship in Music. As composer, conductor, performer, and advocate of new music, Mel has been part of numerous premieres around the country. He has been featured as a performer and/or composer at contemporary music festivals in around the country. His recent collaborationswith partner Tina Mullone have worked to break down the barrier between dancer and musician as well as between live and recorded performance. He has had recent premieres performed by the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, TheBlack Bayou Brass Trio, and the ULM Wind Ensemble. His work “Covering” will be released by PARMA Recordings this fall on compact disc and the NAXOS database. He also performs with several regional symphonies and with his percussion ensemble, The Implosion Percussion Group.Dr. Mobley is a member of the National Composer’s Association, USA (NACUSA); the Louisiana Composers’ Consortium (LCC); the Southeastern Composers’ League (SCL); and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAPP).
Tina Mullone (Monroe, LA) is a proud Texas native. She began her dance training under the late Fernando Schaffenburg. She continued to study at Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the University of Oklahoma. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, she performed and taught for JAADE Dance Theater, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth and Beckles Dancing Company. Besides the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex area, Tina taught at the Texas Ballet Theater School and Texas Christian University. She performed with Kariamu and Company: Traditions and Bianca G. Harris Dance Ensemble (Philadelphia, PA). After receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University, she continued teaching at several Dallas/Fort Worth community colleges. She has performed in Germany, Mexico, New York, Philadelphia, Louisiana and Texas. Over the years, Ms. Mullone attended numerous dance workshops including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco Dance School, Urban Bush Women and the William Evans Dance Institute. She is currently Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Ms. Mullone continues to commute from Louisiana to Texas to work with Beckles Dancing Company, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth (as Associate Artistic Director) and co-director of M2 (m squared), a performance art ensemble based in Monroe, LA. She sits on the South Regional board for the American College Dance Association.