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DANCE MATTERS: 2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival

April 30 - May 1, 2021

The 2021 OhioDance Festival was held virtually on April 30 – May 2. The festival celebrated dance through performances, films, demonstrations and discussions. Over the festival weekend. there were five pre-recorded sessions, a pre-recorded Professional Concert and Young Artist Concert. There were thirty live-streamed sessions from Friday through Sunday, and three networking sessions.

2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival Professional Concert Saturday, May 1, 2021
Performances and choreography by Rebecca Burcher, Trezon Dancy, Theresa Holland, Chloe Napoletano & Hana Newfeld, Daniel Roberts, and Mansee Singhi. Trio A staged by Julie Brodie. Company performances by Dancing Wheels Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and a special performance by guest artist James Gregg.

2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival Young Artist Concert Friday, April 30, 2021
Performing are students from Bard Dance Company, Beck Center Dance, Dance E.L.I.T.E. Performance Academy, DX Dance Company, Factory Street, Fort Hayes High School Dance Ensemble, Natya Nirvana, New Dance Artists, Onyx Contemporary Dance Company, Seven Dance Academy, The ML Dance Academy

James Gregg, OhioDance Festival Guest Artist

The guest artist, James Gregg offered a lecture/demonstration, and two movement sessions.
James Gregg currently based in Los Angeles, Colorado born, Oklahoma raised, James Gregg is an
international choreographer who has created works on Whim W’Him, Groundworks Dance Theater, Danceworks Chicago, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Ballet X, Northwest Dance Project, Nashville Ballet’s Emergence, Springboard Danse Project Montreal, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil at Sea. James was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award. He was also the winner in 2015 of the NCC at Western Michigan University, in 2014 he won Ballet Austin’s New American talent choreographic competition, and in 2011 the winner of the International Choreographic Competition at Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. James is the co-founder along side Rauf Yasit, also known as Rubberlegz, a company based in Los Angeles known as Wewolf. They are a multi-disciplinary dance collective that is focused on creating and working on different projects that bring their methods of dance and visual arts together. http://www.jgchoreo.com/

2021 OhioDance Virtual Festival Class Clip

Pre-Recorded Master Class Clip

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