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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Jane D’Angelo Jane D’Angelo Columbus Makes Art Presents: Alexis Wilson on a Life in Dance and Working in Columbus

Alexis Wilson has had a distinguished and varied career in dance. She is the daughter of Billy Wilson, a celebrated Broadway choreographer and her mother, who was a prima ballerina. She’s performed classically and commercially all over the world, and she has written and published poetry, a full length musical and a memoir, Not So […]

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Clintonville Community Market Reborn as Dance Studio

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Clintonville Community Market Reborn as Dance Studio

“We want to go away from the stereotypes: who is a dancer, who isn’t,” says Filippo Pelacchi. “At the end of it, it is movement. There is no way that you should not do it because you don’t think you have the body for it. You do! Everyone is a dancer is some way.” Pelacchi and his […]

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Theatre Review: Masterful Thank You for Coming: Play at Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Masterful Thank You for Coming: Play at Wexner Center

Faye Driscoll returns to Columbus for a world-premiere run of her new Thank You For Coming: Play, which opened last night at the Wexner Center. Driscoll choreographed, directed, wrote the text (in collaboration with Amanda K. Davidson and the performers) and original music (in collaboration with performer Sean Donovan and sound designer Bobby McElver of the Wooster Group) […]

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Restaging Suite for Five: The Quiet at the Center

Veronica Dittman Stanich Veronica Dittman Stanich Restaging Suite for Five: The Quiet at the Center

In the fall, this dance, choreographed by Merce Cunningham, will be one piece of a larger whole: the exhibition Leap Before You Look, opening at the Wexner Center in September. Leap Before You Look features the writers, composers, artists, and one notable choreographer, Cunningham, who were colleagues at Black Mountain College in North Carolina (1933-1957). […]

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42 Choreographers Perform Chain of Dances in Exquisite Corps

Veronica Dittman Stanich Veronica Dittman Stanich 42 Choreographers Perform Chain of Dances in Exquisite Corps

“Exquisite Corpse” is the practice (or game) that finds one artist or writer (or player) picking up where the previous one left off. I write and pass it to you and you have only my last words as a jumping off point, or you draw and fold the paper over and pass it to me […]

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Dance Preview: Columbus Dance Theatre’s World-Premiere Romeo and Juliet, An Exciting New Take on a Classic

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Preview: Columbus Dance Theatre’s World-Premiere Romeo and Juliet, An Exciting New Take on a Classic

Columbus Dance Theatre was founded by Veach in 1998 and planted roots downtown after a period in Upper Arlington. The second longest running professional dance company in the history of Columbus wraps up their 18th season with a bang: a world premiere of a new ballet from founder and artistic director Tim Veach of Romeo and Juliet […]

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Dance Review: Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming: Attendance is Pure Wonder

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Review: Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming: Attendance is Pure Wonder

One of the things any live performance does is remind the audience that right now we’re all here experiencing something together. At its best, it gives a chest-filling joy that we can’t get anywhere else. Choreographer Faye Driscoll’s new piece, Thank You for Coming: Attendance which opened at the Wexner Center for the does that better than […]

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