The Dance Division at Ohio University presents its annual Winter Dance Concert, Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $9.00 for children under 18, and free for OU students with a valid OU ID.
The concert features choreography by guest artists including Nii-Tete Yartey, Artistic Director for the National Dance Company of Ghana, Leslie Dworkin and Lisa Moulton.
Also featured are new and reconstructed dances by faculty members Nathan Andary and Travis Gatling.
Design contributions to the concert include lighting by John Bohuslawsky, and costumes by Marina Walchi and graduate students, Natalia de la Torre, Jennifer Wolff and Kathryn McGaughey, coordinated by Cassandra Paine of the Theater Division.
Mod-estly Psychedelic, choreographed by Travis Gatling, was inspired by the music, fashion, and dancing of the 1960’s Mod scene. The dance originally premiered on a Spring 2011 Concert at Ohio University.
In Face to Face, Travis Gatling’s new choreography, performers explore both literal and abstract representations of physical and psychological responses to various forms confrontation.
Nathan Andary’s new work, Imprint, reveals accumulated corporeal experiences, which capture ethereal and everyday occurrences.
Rise, choreographed by Leslie Dworkin, is a journey that moves steadily forward, embracing both the vulnerability and strength of the human condition. Rise presents a quintet in a reflection on the tension between the human reality and a desired state of grace.
Each Other’s Angels, choreographed by Lisa Moulton, considers sibling relationships. The shared common experiences of inherently unique individuals are explored within the loosely narrative structure of this dance.
Visiting artist Nii-Tete Yartey, Artistic Director of the National Dance Company of Ghana, choreographed Esum. This contemporary African dance considers the theme of power, its use and manipulation in society. Music from a variety of sources creates an atmosphere that mixes both traditional and contemporary African dance.
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