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OU Faculty, Guest Artists Featured At Winter Dance Concert

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The work of Ohio University faculty and guest artists will be showcased during the OU Dance Division’s annual Winter Dance Concert, Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The concert will feature choreography by guest artists, including National Dance Company of Ghana Artistic Director Nii-Tete Yartey, Leslie Dworkin and Lisa Moulton. Also featured are new and reconstructed dances by faculty members Nathan Andary and Travis Gatling.

Nathan Andary’s new work, Imprint, reveals accumulated corporeal experiences, which capture ethereal and everyday occurrences.

Rise, choreographed by Leslie Dworkin, is a journey that moves steadily forward, embracing both the vulnerability and strength of the human condition. Rise presents a quintet in a reflection on the tension between the human reality and a desired state of grace.

Each Other’s Angels, choreographed by Lisa Moulton, considers sibling relationships. The shared common experiences of inherently unique individuals are explored within the loosely narrative structure of this dance.

Visiting artist Nii-Tete Yartey choreographed Esum. This contemporary African dance considers the theme of power, its use and manipulation in society. Music from a variety of sources creates an atmosphere that mixes both traditional and contemporary African dance.

Mod-estly Psychedelic, choreographed by Travis Gatling, was inspired by the music, fashion and dancing of the 1960s Mod scene. The dance originally premiered on a Spring 2011 Concert at Ohio University.

In Travis Gatling’s new piece Face to Face, performers explore both literal and abstract representations of physical and psychological responses to various forms confrontation.

Design contributions to the concert include lighting by John Bohuslawsky and costumes by Marina Walchi and graduate students Natalia de la Torre, Jennifer Wolff and Kathryn McGaughey, with coordination by Cassandra Paine of the Ohio University Theater Division.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children under 18, and free for OU students with a valid OU ID.

For reservations, call the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office at 740-593-1780.