2015 OhioDance Fall Festival and Conference

Co-hosted by Ohio University, School of Dance, Film, and Theater,2012_0605_3856-0810v2
Division of Dance in Athens, Ohio.
Dance Matters:
Moving Forward
October 23-25, 2015

Click HERE to open the Revised Fall Fest Brochure

Click here to open the Revised Registration page only


Online registration go to: http://ohiodance.org/festival/registration/

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.

04_KyleAbraham_Celeste SlomanSpecial events include Guest Artist Kyle Abraham will offer a master class and lecture. Photo by Celeste Sloman
Abraham.In.Motion company members will provide a lecture demonstration.
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.

Event schedule includes:
Oct. 23, 2015 2:00pm Registration
3-5pm Abraham.In.Motion lecture demonstration
5:15-6:30pm African Dance with Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge
8:00 p.m. Dance Film
Oct. 24, 2015 8:00am Registration, 9:00am-5:45pm Ongoing classes, workshops, and discussions for movers
12:15-1:15pm Kyle Abraham lecture 1:30-2:45am Kyle Abraham Master Classes
Oct. 24, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. — Dance performance-Informal Showing
Oct. 24, 9:00pm — Dance Films
Oct. 25, 2015 Registration 9:30am, 10:00am-2:50pm Ongoing classes, workshops, and discussions for movers
1:00-1:30pm Lunch Talk-Dancers Deserve Good Health and Healthcare, Dr. Jeff Russell, Assistant Professor of
Athletic Training and Director of Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe) at Ohio University.

The 2015 OhioDance Fall Festival Dance Performance/Informal Showing will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Call for Informal showing OhioDance fall festival 2015 pdf  deadline to submit is Sept. 30th.

Call for Informal showing OhioDance fall festival 2015 word doc

All events will take place at Ohio University in the Putnam Hall dance studios 98 East Union St., Athens, OH 45701.  Ohio University, School of Dance, Film, and Theater, Division of Dance is a proud co-host of the OhioDance Festival.

Directions to 235 Putnam Hall
Driving directions can be found at http://maps.google.com and enter the address
Putnam Hall, 98 East Union St., Athens, OH 45701
Parking lots (Dark Green on map see web)
Restricted Mon-Fri from 7:00am-5:00pm
Open to public all other times evenings and weekends
During the day Friday before 5pm use metered
parking in some lots or the city lot at the corner of Washington and College.

Building #41 on map
For a detailed map go to https://www.ohio.edu/athens/greens/ngreen.html
Parking maps available online

Questions contact jane@ohiodance.org-614-224-2913.

Please enjoy these video clips.

Video Clips from the 2015 Festival Sessions:

Liz Lerman Talk


Liz Lerman Book Reading


Performance Clip


Young Artist Clip


Video clips from the 2014 Festival sessions

William Evans master class


2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference video clips

2013 Dance as Social Art: Interactive Panel Discussion

2013 Pat Graney What is Keeping the Faith – Prison Project?

2013 Amethyst Inc.’s process and performance of “Hang on, Hang in, and Have Hope”


2013 earlychildhood_education


2013 OhioDance Showcase and Young Artist Concert Clip


Preview of the 2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference

2012 Ann Cooper Albright’s ACTS of Passion 45 second Clip

2012 Dance Wellness for the Teacher led by the OSU Performing Arts Medicine staff 45 second clip.


Support: OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. OhioDance is supported through grants from The Ohio Arts Council, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation,
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and NiSource.