Mini Locally Grown Dance, Dec. 3–5

November 18, 2020

Join the Cornell University Department of Performing and Media Arts for the premiere weekend of Mini Locally Grown Dance (MLGD) 2020 (December 3–5, 7:30 p.m., online).

MLGD 2020 is an ode to collaboration and an exploration of connection in the online realm. A series of student solos interpret the current political and cultural climate, offering moments of reflection and escapism.

New this year to the annual event are performances devised exclusively for a virtual audience. The pieces are a commentary on the nature of creating, teaching, and learning dance online—pandemic pedagogy—and they explore the challenges and rewards of translating a 3D art form to a 2D medium.

Mini Locally Grown Dance is directed by choreographers Jumay Chu and Byron Suber, who have taught together in the Department of Performing and Media Arts for thirty years.

The online exhibition features original music by Syau-Cheng Lai, Warren Cross (PMA senior lecturer), Max Buckholtz, and Annie Lewandowski (Cornell Music senior lecturer).

Reserve your free ticket at A link to the performance will be emailed to you prior to showtime. The performances will also be available online after the premiere streaming weekend.

Dancer in Locally Grown Dance 2020. Photo by Thomas Hoebbel.