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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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October 20, 2020

AS TOLD TO BROOKE PRESTON
Ohio State Alumni Magazine

Choreographer and dance professor Susan Van Pelt Petry describes being moved to action by the death of George Floyd, and she…

October 16, 2020

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) showcased Ohio State Dance Alumna and famous tap dancer Lynn Dally’s concert Tony's Tap TV, Tap Divas on Sunday, October 11. Dally’s archives are held here…

October 9, 2020

Dance is a global artform. COVID-19 is a global pandemic. During a crisis it is tempting to silo our muses and fears with our local inspirations and tragedies. Many artists are left wondering how…

September 29, 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVE CELEBRATES BLACK LIVES IN THE OSU DANCE COMMUNITY
By Mikey Taylor, The Lantern

A reoccurring Tuesday social media post, accompanied by the #…