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
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 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