2023-2024 Season

Mareck Center for Dance’s 18th anniversary season

Photo: Jeff Sabo

November 3 & 4, 2023 – Elevate

At Missouri Theatre, presented by the University Concert Series

Experience an enchanting evening of contemporary ballet at Mareck Dance’s 18th Annual Fall Performance, Elevate, held at the Missouri Theatre. Be captivated by three world premieres choreographed by Artistic Director, Karen Mareck Grundy, Guest Choreographer, Colby Damon, and Resident Choreographer, Kristopher Estes-Brown. As a creative partner in the Martha Graham Dance Company’s GRAHAM100, a global 100th-anniversary celebration spanning three seasons and involving dance companies worldwide, Mareck Dance takes part in the historic Worldwide Lamentation Variations Project. Through this initiative, they will craft thrilling new pieces inspired by Martha Graham’s iconic solo, Lamentation. Immerse yourself in a night of artistic brilliance, leaving you both inspired and deeply moved.

Seeking performance underwriting and sponsorship for Elevate.

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

December 1, 2023 – Choreographic Installation

(COLUMBIA, MO) – Mareck Dance’s 2023-24 season continues with their annual ‘Choreographic Installation,’ a performance featuring new works choreographed by the company dancers. Once a year, the dancers are given the opportunity to expand their choreographic voice and create new pieces as part of a one night only installation.

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

April 26 & 27, 2024 – Carmina Burana

Mareck Dance and Chorale Arts Alliance of Missouri reunite after five years, bringing you an extraordinary performance of Carmina Burana. This collaboration marks their triumphant return, following their initial joint production of Carmina in 2015. With original choreography by Karen Mareck Grundy and Joel Hathaway, prepare to be captivated as they intertwine the power of dance and choral artistry, breathing new life into this timeless masterpiece. Don’t miss this remarkable reunion, where the magic of Carmina Burana comes alive once again.

Previous Performances

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

June 3 & 4, 2023 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

At Jesse Auditorium, presented by the University Concert Series

Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world first imagined by Lewis Carroll with Mareck Dance’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Karen Mareck Grundy’s original choreography and Tom Andes’ musical score bring Carroll’s classic hurtling into the 21st century with sensational costumes, innovative choreography, and more than its fair share of outlandish characters! Featuring local musicians and student dancers alongside Mareck Dance’s professional dancers, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ is a whimsical thrill ride the entire family will love.

Photo: Jeff Bassinson

April 7 & 8, 2023 – LIVE

At Missouri Theatre, presented by the University Concert Series

Mareck Dance continues its 17th season with its annual Spring PerformanceLIVE. Presented by the University Concert Series, LIVE  brings the artistry, athleticism, and energy the company has been known for to new heights.  LIVE is an exciting evening of diverse dance, styles, and music!