Watch From Here: Department of Dance, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Concert

Thursday, February 5, 2015 to Saturday, February 7, 2015
Urban Arts Space

New contemporary choreography by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates, presented in two spaces, Urban Arts Space and Sullivant Hall. 
 

Urban Arts Space
50 W. Town St., Suite 130
Thursday, February 5 - Saturday, February 7
Free and open to all. 

Choreographers: Megan Davis and Ani Javian

Reception and Performance: Thursday, February 5, 6-8PM
Performance at 7PM

Performances: Friday, February 6, 2015, 6-7PM
and Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1-2PM

 


 

Trace Forms
Choreography by Megan Davis
Performance by Lily Kane, Maddie Leonard-Rose, Claire Moore,​ and Stacy Shelts

Through an integration of materials—the dancing body, art objects, and film—Trace Forms finds intersections in the visual and performing arts, bridging distinct forms in both process and product.

Support from The Vera J. Blaine Special Projects Fund and The Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women-Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity.

Megan Davis is currently a third-year MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and holds a position as a Graduate Teaching Associate. She received a BA in Art Therapy and Dance from Springfield College where she was the recipient of the President’s Achiever’s Award. Davis has performed in works by Susan Rethorst, Paige Phillips, Fritha Pengelly, and Crystal Gipe Nilsson, among others. She also specializes in dance film and documentation and currently is the videographer for OhioDance. 

 


 

Elsewhere
Elsewhere brings life to isolation, seclusion, and detachment. Choreographer Ani Javian asks: How does disloaction effect spirit? The intimate seating arrangement along a runway-shaped stage places the audience in close proximity to the performance. yet, the work exhibits physical and emotional distance. NYC-based sound designer James Lo and local visual artist Leah Frankel collaborate with Javian to create this new dance.

Performance by Abby Carlozzo, Shannon Drake, Kelly Hurlburt, Sarah Levitt, and Sabrina Lumbert
Installation by Leah Frankel
Sound by James Lo

Support from The Department of Dance's Semester Funding Initiative, The Graduate School's Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship and Critical Difference for Women Professional Development Grant

Ani Javian is currently a third-year MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University where she received a University Fellowship (2012-13) and holds a position as a Graduate Teaching Associate. She has a BA Degree in Dance and English from Connecticut College where she was awarded the Martha Myers Prize. Ani is a co-founder of the choreographer's collective, Propel-her, with whom she received a 2009 MCAF LMCC Grant. Her choreography has been presented at various New York City venues and recently represented The Ohio State University at The American College Dance Festival where it was chosen for the gala performance. Ani has danced for Molly Lieber, Paige Phillips, Betsy Miller, Natalie Desch, and Naomi Goldberg Haas' Dances for a Variable Population, among others. She was a member of Dance/NYC's Youth Advisory Committee (2008-09) and was awarded a 2008 Dance/USA Access Scholarship.
 

 

Sullivant Hall, Barnett Theatre

Thursday, February 19 - Saturday, February 21, 8PM
Matinee: Saturday, February 21, 2PM
Choreographers: Rachel Barker, Tammy Carrasco, and Mihwa Koo
Tickets available through the Ohio State Theatre Box Office: 614-292-2295.

For details on the event, go to here!
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