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DANCE MATTERS: Pathways from Past to Present

April 27-29, 2018

2018 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University, Department of Dance.

The state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with The Ohio State University, Department of Dance. Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at The Ohio State University, Department of Dance, Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High St., Columbus Ohio 43210.

Karen Williams Hubbard, will serve as a guest artist. Ms. Hubbard is Associate Professor of Dance, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  She received an MA in dance from OSU and Certificate in African and Kenyan Studies from the University of Nairobi as a Fulbright Hays Scholar. Karen’s professional training includes modern dance, ballet and jazz dance. Her innovative teaching methodologies in vintage jazz dance are utilized nationally.  Her favorite NY professional memories are of when she performed as a “go-go girl” with the NBC Hullabaloo Dancers; toured and performed on Broadway as Ermengarde in Hello Dolly!, and appeared as a Paper Doll Munchkin proto-type/dancer in the film version of The Wiz!

Performances will be held at the Ohio State University, Dance, Barnett Theatre
Friday, April 27, at 10:30am: Young Artist’s Concert
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30pm: OhioDance Evening Concert features Choreography by Sukanya Chand, Sofie Clemmensen, Jon Lawson, Catherine Meredith, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Kora Radella, and Mansee Singhi. Performances by Selo and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. With a special performance of Nijinsky’s “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune”.
Sunday, April 29, 10:00am: Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux Lecture Demonstration
1:30pm: ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus screening from VSA Ohio, Looking at the Star

Each year OhioDance awards excellence in the field of dance. This year awards will be presented to Monica Kridler, Columbus, for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Dance Education; Sarah Morrison, Cleveland, for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Dance Artform; and Mari Davies, Toledo, for Outstanding Contributions to Dance Arts Administration.

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