A Contemporary Choreography Showcase
October 18 & 19, 2019
Adjudicators for 2019
Jeanne Sopanha Mam-Luft is an interdisciplinarian (choreographer, designer, and photographer) who is strongly influenced by design-thinking and cinematic composition. She founded MamLuft&Co. Dance in 2007 to help facilitate consistent creation and development of professional Modern Dance in Cincinnati.
Over twelve years of directing the Company, Jeanne has created 30+ works, produced countless events, worked with over a hundred performers, and collaborated with many outside organizations and artists of international repute.
In 2014, Jeanne became the first and only dance artist to be awarded an Arts Ambassador Fellowship from the City of Cincinnati.
Jeanne served on the OhioDance Board of Trustees from 2009-2015, is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance, was the Assistant Director of Contemporary Dance Theater from 2010-2014, and serves as a grant review panelist for the Ohio Arts Council.
Jeanne holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Mam-Luft studied photography and video at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. As a student, she received full scholarships to both American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival.
Jeanne’s work is often inspired by her experiences as an immigrant and a refugee of the Khmer Rouge genocide. CityBeat‘s Kathy Valin has said, “Jeanne Mam-Luft is a brainy director and accomplished choreographer (and filmmaker), and it shows…Fans will no doubt appreciate the work for the virtuosity and variety.”