Ohio State's Department of Dance to Present Winter Concert, 1/29-31

Ohio State's Department of Dance presents Inflecting Space, featuring the work of nine student choreographers in the undergraduate and graduate dance programs, Thursday, Jan. 29-Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Barnett Theatre in Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. It is the first fully produced concert in the new theatre since Sullivant Hall's grand reopening last September.

The concert features solos, duets and group works choreographed on 28 undergraduate and graduate students, with lighting by dance majors and minors, and a freshman crew. Works include the following:

• Liliana Kane (BFA '17) presents third, a trio that investigates how the strength of the whole emerges from individual parts.

• Wayward Shadows, choreographed by Cailin Manning (BFA '15), explores shadow, mimicry and the relationship between two people utilizing the same visual reference.

• Serena Chang's (BFA '15) work for nine dancers highlights the progression of movement through time and space as the dancers interact as a unified force.

• Christine Ghinder (BFA '15) presents a piece for six women on the structure and content of dreams, examining what is remembered and what can be translated.

• In Means Establish Ties, Shannon Drake (BFA '15) sets two solos in the same space at different times, each echoing and reflecting the world created in the moments before and after it.

• Anna Brown Massey (MFA '17) performs reconstruction, her solo offering to the bewildered, the hopeful and the bored. In this tribute, she exposes the fraught layers of meaning between artist and audience.

• Sarah Levitt (MFA '16) presents Virginia, a solo performed to Steve Reich's Four Organs in which repetition builds and breaks the links between appearance, faith, comfort and doubt.

• Sonata in A Minor, choreographed by Brandon Whited (MFA '16) is a duet for two men exploring proximity, sensitivity, sensuality and delicacy, suggesting a fresh view of the potential for male interaction.

• Quilan Arnold (MFA '16) presents From Within. And Back Again, a reflection on the hardships and progress of race relations in the U.S. and the restlessness that comes from living inside conventions.

The show will be presented Thursday, Jan. 29 - Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. with an additional performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, alumni, students and anyone with a valid Buck ID. Seating is limited; no late seating. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged. Contact the Ohio State Box Office at (614) 292-2295, or visit http://theatre.osu.edu/boxoffice/dancetickets. For more information, visit: http://dance.osu.edu/events/winter-concert.

Photo by Cailin Manning

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