OhioDance, the leading state-wide organization supporting diverse dance practices, will hold its fall festival October 23-25, 2015. This event is co-hosted by Ohio University, School of Dance, Film, and Theater, Division of Dance in Athens, Ohio.
The theme and title of the conference, Dance Matters: Moving Forward, encompasses the idea that no matter what future changes may occur, dance and the arts will always forge ahead creatively, kinesthetically, and intellectually.
Special events include a master class by guest artist Kyle Abraham and a lecture demonstration provided by Abraham. In.Motion company members.
The mission of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.
Over the three day weekend there will be a dance performance, a variety of master classes, dance film showings, a regional roundtable centered around the OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection, discussion on social media law and Ohio University dance division faculty will provide information about the dance program at OU for PreProfessional dancers as well as an audition by OU faculty for high school seniors. Events open to Athens community members include:
Oct. 23, 2015: 3-5 p.m. — Abraham.In.Motion lecture demonstration
Oct. 24, 2015: 12:15-1:15 p.m. — Kyle Abraham lecture, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. — Dance performance-Informal Showing
All events will take place at Ohio University in the Putnam Hall dance studios, 98 East Union St., Athens, OH 45701. Registration fee applies. Full details at http://ohiodance.org/festival/ or contact Jane D’Angelo at email@example.com or 614-224-2913.