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New Dance Studio Flux + Flow Ready to Open

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire New Dance Studio Flux + Flow Ready to Open

“After five months of renovations, we are very ready to dance,” says Filippo Pelacchi, co-owner of FLUX + FLOW. Pelacchi and his partner, Russell Lepley, will hold an open house June 25 for FLUX + FLOW their dance, yoga, and movement studio located at the corner of Crestview and Calumet. Lepley and Pelacchi took over the lease […]

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Dance Review: Get Lost in Beth Gill’s Beguiling Catacomb at the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Review: Get Lost in Beth Gill’s Beguiling Catacomb at the Wexner Center

Bessie-winning choreographer brings her new intoxicating, slow-burn dance piece, Catacomb to the Wexner Center for the Arts this weekend. The sparse set, designed and lit by Thomas Dunn, consists of a white rectangle, materially different from the floor, with two separate white panels as a backdrop, spaced at different depths. As the audience is seated, Stuart […]

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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 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 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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