Look Before You Leap

  7 songs and 7 dances, performed together live by the dynamic duo - Mark Gabriel Little (MGL) & Maura García. It runs like an visual moving album, exploring the concepts of flight, freedom, dreams and the things that keep us bound.  The compelling combination of live music and live dance make for a rich and satisfying performance. 
  • Performers: 2
  • Length: 35 minutes
  • Venues: galleries, museums, libraries, 25 - 150 seat theaters 
  • Audiences: suitable for all ages

Premiered 7 October 2015 at the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC  USA

Dancer:  Maura García (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet)
Musician & Singer:  Mark Gabriel Little
Costume: Charlie Mylie 
Recorded by Devin Edwards

Audience Review  
"That was one super performance yesterday – the way it was conceived and the way it was enacted.  I sat there thinking how wonderful it was..."
- Maeda Galinsky, MSW, PhD  

Background
Look Before You Leap was originally commissioned in 2015 by the Ackland Art Museum in celebration of their "Testing, Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960" exhibition. Each piece was crafted collaboratively in response to specially selected works of art. 

Development & Production Supporters
Ackland Art Museum

Performance History
7 OCTOBER 2015
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC  USA

25 JUNE 2016
"Fool He" & "The Hand" (selections), Maura Garcia Dance at the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON  CANADA

12 JANUARY 2017
"Fool He" & "The Hand" (selections), Maura Garcia Dance presents at the Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS  CANADA

Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky
Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky

Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky
Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky

Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky
Photo Credit to Michael Galinsky