Commotion Dance and Friends

Laurie MacFarlane and Ruben T. Ornelas have been co-conspirators for 25 years, most recently presenting and performing under the moniker Commotion Dance Theater. Laurie MacFarlane has performed her choreography and improvisations throughout the US, in Canada and Mexico; in theaters, storefront windows, cafes, and even a garage in Ypsilanti. She incorporates text, props, costume, and sound score to create character-driven dance-theater pieces, which are often whimsical or humorous. Ruben T. Ornelas has been dancing for a minute and has presented his choreography at venues in Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, and Uganda. Together they coordinate “Dances at MuCCC,” a contemporary dance festival held at Rochester’s MuCCC Theatre each June.


Sat, Jul 311-2 pmHostel Buffalo-Niagara