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This weekend the Division of Dance in Ohio University’s School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its annual Spring Dance Concert, an evening-length concert presenting six new choreographic works by senior dance majors.
The concert will feature three original solo works and three original group pieces.
Inspired by the intertwining limbs of sleeping couples, Leah Crosby’s Count On/Wait For asks the audience to look at bodies at their most vulnerable. The piece explores the nuanced intimacy, complicated trust, and tenuous safety brought by warm sheets, soft mattresses and familiar bodies.
Limited by a leg injury, Rebecca Sebo has created a solo piece with very unique movement. While exploring the senses of longing versus comfortably stable, Sebo moves through the space in fluid motions interrupted by quick accents. Keeping most of her weight on one leg, her piece, titled Left , has been a wonderful challenge to explore new movement to the sounds of Los Angeles artist Shlohmo.
In the Bed of... is a piece choreographed by Anna E. Scott, exploring the human fluidity of masculine and feminine attributes in gender and sexuality roles.
Grooving to the sounds of 1970s, Kaitlin Flynn investigates the freedom of movement on the dance floor as she recreates the discotheque with light and video projection. Her solo work, The Sweet Escape, is a self-celebration of empowerment, unity and joy, inspired by the time period in which disco was popular.
In his work (IN)sight, Curtis Johnson explores the quality of the internal self by expressions. By removing the personal connections, this brings a tension between the six dancers.
Taking on the graceful athleticism and noble beauty of a black stallion, Bethany Logan’s new solo, Untamed, seeks to embody the animalistic, yet grandiose presence, of the being that emerges to prominence unexpectedly—the dark horse.
Performances are scheduled for April 17-18 in Putnam Hall’s Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater. Friday performances are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday features two matinee performances at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Box Office or at the door prior to the show. Ohio University students will be admitted free with a valid OU ID, courtesy of Arts for Ohio.
For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/finearts/dance.