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Top Dance Party of the Weekend on Saturday

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Top Dance Party of the Weekend on Saturday

Off the Grid, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ annual event to benefit their education programming, returns this Saturday, promising some shimmering and sweltering fun in the middle of this up-and-down weather. There’s plenty of talk about how great the party is, and it’s all true. The samplings of food – this year including Hadley’s, […]

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Theatre Review: Wexner Center Presents Vivarium Studio’s Beguiling La Melancolie des Dragons

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Wexner Center Presents Vivarium Studio’s Beguiling La Melancolie des Dragons

Six years on from presenting Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio’s masterful L’Effet de Serge they bring La mélancolie des dragons. Columbus is richer for the presence of this thoughtful, graceful show. An image of incongruity and tranquility opens La mélancolie des dragons, setting the tone for the next hour-plus. A car sits in the middle of a snowy expanse, ringed by leafless […]

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Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Comes to the Wexner Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Comes to the Wexner Center

Since her feature directorial debut in 1994, Kelly Reichardt has quietly built one of the most individual and admirable catalogs among American filmmakers. This year the Wexner Center for the Arts celebrates her work with their 2016 Residency Award and Retrospective. The program begins this Thursday, October 6, with her 2010 period drama Meek’s Cutoff. […]

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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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Badass Women Come to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Badass Women Come to the Wex

Who’s in the mood for some badasses? The Wexner Center has you covered. Their two month series Don’t Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film spreads out over the rest of the summer to highlight what girl power has looked like over the course of cinema’s history. “A number of years ago, we did a […]

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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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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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