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The Ohio State University Department of Dance bears witness to and shares in the pain of racism directed at Black lives. We want to add our voices, bodies and ideas to the national condemnation of the continued casual killings as we also turn inward, strengthening our commitment to anti-racist thought and action as a community.

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a department initiative to strengthen our commitment to anti-racism and collective action by fostering dialogue and critical thought in the service of an equitable, affirming and sustainable arts ecosystem

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December 18, 2020

Ohio State Dance’s Dance Notation Bureau Extension Center for Education and Research, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center; and the African…

December 17, 2020

Join us with the Dancers in Graduate School (DiGS) as we celebrate and uplift the creative voices and artistic growth of the Ohio State dance community; featuring student video submissions from…

December 3, 2020

When Department of Dance Professor Susan Van Pelt Petry began working from home due to the pandemic, her interest in staying hopeful as an artist led her to begin creating 19 choreographed videos…

November 12, 2020

Ohio State Dance presents “tethering: iteration 1,” a full moon walking tour of dance works that engages with how we share performance in a Covid world. Guiding the audience through and around the…